The University of Delhi’s Executive Council on Friday (December 17) approved the admission process in the academic year 2022-23. Central Universities Common Entrance Test, CUCET will be now the standardized method to conduct admission. The varsity’s academic council earlier approved CUCET as one of the criteria for pursuing admissions in the undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) courses from the academic year 2022-23.

The academic council meeting was held on December 10 and it had already approved the proposal. A nine-member panel constituted by DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh had recommended that the varsity should hold entrance examinations through a Common Entrance Test. This will ensure substantial objectivity in the process of admission.

The committee formed under the chairmanship of Dean (examinations) D S Rawat was supposed to examine the reasons for over and under admissions to undergraduate courses, study board-wise distribution of admissions in all undergraduate courses, suggest alternative strategies for optimal admissions in undergraduate courses, and examine OBC admissions with reference to the non-creamy layer’ status.

“The Committee is of the considered view that admissions may be carried out through a Common Entrance Test (CET),” said the report. “It may be conducted through an appropriate mode by the university through a well devised internal arrangement or through any external agency depending upon prevailing operational feasibility and administrative convenience at that time followed by declaration of list of eligible candidates for admissions under various course of study,” said the committee in its report.

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