Changes have been made in the rules for admission to postgraduate courses in Delhi University. Let us know what changes have been made regarding admission.
Admission to postgraduate courses in Delhi University from the next academic session will be done on the basis of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) score. This proposal was passed by the Executive Council for the admission process in DU. last month, Delhi University The Academic Council of UG had passed a proposal to change the admission pattern for postgraduate programmes. From this year itself, admission to undergraduate courses in the university was done on the basis of CUET score. In such a situation, now CUET score has been made necessary for PG admission as well.
As per the current rule, students pursuing undergraduate courses from Delhi University are given direct admission in their respective PG programmes. Direct admission is given on 50% seats under this quota. Merit is taken care of for direct admission in PG courses. Whereas, admission to the remaining 50 per cent seats is done on the basis of the rank of the candidates in the currently applicable DU Postgraduate Entrance Test.
CUET-PG will be implemented from next year
A committee consisting of 10 members was formed to suggest the strategy to be made regarding PG admission from 2023-2024. This committee proposed a change in the admission pattern in postgraduate courses. Council member Seema Das said, “The Executive Council has approved to recommend PG admission through CUET to the remaining half of the seats under merit-based admission for DU students.”
The committee had suggested that admission to all postgraduate courses should be done through a single window mechanism. For this, the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-PG) will be organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). These rules will become effective from the academic session 2023-24 for admission to any postgraduate courses in the university.
It is worth mentioning that 66 universities including central, state and private universities had chosen the CUET PG exam pattern for admission. Delhi University was one of the few universities which did not adopt CUET PG for admission to postgraduate courses. It had adopted the current rule for admission here.