Delhi University’s committee has decided to stick with the system of accepting both online and offline applications for DU aspirants for the academic session 2015-2016, instead of just online as discussed by the varsity earlier.
Delhi University was looking at making the admission process for undergraduate courses fully online but after a recent meeting and recommendations of the newly formed 23 member committee, no major changes and deviations are expected.
The committee that includes deans of various faculties, principals of various colleges and members of DU’s Academic and Executive Council suggested doing away with the prospectus for offline admissions as it will help in saving trees and cutting costs. This recommendation was refused, however, the time frame for offline applications could potentially be reduced in comparison to the online applications.
The committee also put forth a proposal that suggested a centralised policy for admissions through the sports quota which are conducted directly by the University.
Although post graduate admissions have been done online so far, there are a few concerns regarding doing it on the undergraduate level.
According to the management, DU’s servers are not well equipped to deal with the traffic that the admission process would generate. Another major concern was the lack of infrastructure for economically-weaker sections for them to depend on online admissions completely