New Delhi, June 1: The process of admission to over 60,000 seats in Delhi University's undergraduate courses began today with the varsity for the first time going for an entirely online procedure.
With the admission process being already delayed by over a week and the aspirants being in limbo about no clarity on admission norms, the varsity on Tuesday announced its admission policy for the upcoming academic session.
"As instructed by UGC earlier this year, the university has decided to make the entire process online. While till last year there used to be an option for filling offline applications and the students had to complete the admission formalities manually after announcement of the cut-off list, from this year all of it will be done online," DU's Dean of Students' Welfare JM Khurana said.
The online registration process will start at 12 noon and will continue till June 19. The first cut-off list will be announced on June 27 and unlike previous years, the varsity will release only five cut-off lists.
"The students will have three days to complete the enrollment process following publication of each list. The merit lists for the remaining seats after admissions conclude for the fifth cut-off, will be announced by respective colleges," Khurana said.
The centralised Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)forms will be available on Delhi University's website -- www.Du.Ac.In -- and students will have to make the payment through Internet banking.
The fee for General category students is Rs 100 whereas for SC/ST students the admission form will cost Rs 50.
After registering themselves on varsity's admission portal, the students will be required to upload "self-attested and scanned" copies of their documents after following the mentioned instructions and then make the payment online.
After announcement of the cut-off list, the students will have to log into their registered account and see the courses and colleges in which their percentage figures in the cut-off list, select the desired combination and then take a print out of the admission form.
"The candidate will then be required to report to the college with the application form and original documents which the admission committee of the respective college will verify and deposit the originals.
The varsity will also hold an 'open house' for students and parents from June 1-11 at different locations during which any queries regarding the admission process may be taken up.
"An acknowledgement will be given to the student following which they will be required to pay the fee online and key in the acknowledgement number," Khurana said.
However, a student who has already taken admission in the first cut-off list will not be able to secure a seat in another college in the second list without cancelling the previous admission.
"In case of withdrawal, the students will have to approach the college which will then report the cancellation on the university's portal, return the original documents to the student and then only he or she will be able to take admission in another college," he added.
(With inputs from agencies)