Delhi University (DU) will be introducing a central online registration system for the 2012-13 admissions. This will be the first time that the university has stepped into the online mode for pre-registrations.
The high-powered committee formed last November to introduce reforms in the undergraduate admissions for the new academic session, in one of its recommendations , had suggested that a centralised online registration system in addition to retaining the offline (physical forms) mode, be introduced.
The committee recommended that there should be a centralised online registration system and students should be asked to specify their choice of college and course. The results must be verified with the respective boards first, following which the data on applicants should be forwarded to the concerned colleges.
What it means
Under the centralised registration system, a common pre-registration form for all colleges and courses will be available on the university website (www.du.ac.in) closer to the admission date. Students will have to only fill in that common form and apply to colleges and courses of their choice. In order to facilitate registration for students with no access to internet, the committee has also recommended setting up counters in colleges for acceptance of forms. According to SK Garg, convener of the committee and principal , Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDUC), students must fill in the form carefully making sure that the preferences indicated against each category are correct and must revise the form before submitting it finally. The electronic forms will then be sent to each college after registrations are closed.
Who will benefit
Online pre-registration will be a great benefit for outstation applicants as they will only be required to come to the city during the final admission process. “It will reduce more than 50% of the labour and resources of outstation students and their parents as they will not have to come to the city much in advance,” says Garg.
However, he adds that since the online registration mode will be introduced for the first time, not many people are expected to opt for it. A large section still seems to prefer the physical mode of form submissions over the online mode.
How to access
Students applying online will have to log on to the university website, www.du.ac.in to fill in the common pre-registration form. Once the form is filled in, a pin code will be generated online while submitting the form. This pin code will be a student’s unique registration number, which will be required at the time of one’s admission.
Unique pin code
The pin code that is generated at the time of submitting the form online has to be carefully noted down by students as it will be required at the time of securing admission. Garg further reiterates, “The registration pin code is important for securing admission. Candidates may also take a printout of the pin code and keep it with them when they go to respective colleges for admission.”
The university has also decided to slash eligibility criteria across all courses for candidates applying under the OBC category. “For the OBC category this year, the cut off will be 10% less than that of the general category,” says Dinesh C Varshney, deputy dean, south campus, DU.
For students appearing in the BBS/BBE/BFIA entrance test:
Last date of application: May 5 Test to be conducted on: June 3
Common journalism entrance test (CJET):
Last date for applying: May 5 Test on: May 27