The admission process for the undergraduate courses of Delhi University for the upcoming academic session 2018-19 will tentatively start next week. Information regarding the admission process will be uploaded on the university’s official website du.ac.in.Last year, the registration process for all the UG courses started in the first week of April and closed in the third week of April.
Also, according to the university officials, this year the admission registration portal for the nine entrance-based profession courses will be integrated with the centralized admission website. Earlier, the varsity had two separate registration portals for entrance-based professional courses and merit-based UG courses. But from this year, aspirants can register on the same centralized portal for admission. “Last year, we witnessed many problems during the admission process because it took ten days to integrate the data of entrance-based courses. So, to avoid such problems, this year we integrated both the portal to conduct smooth admission without any delay,” said a university official on the condition of anonymity.The nine entrance-based undergraduate courses of DU are Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), BA (Hons) Business Economics, BA (Hons) Humanities and Social Sciences, Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.el Ed), Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports: BSc (PE, HE & S), BA (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication, BTech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations), and BA (Hons) Music.
The first cut off for all the courses may release in June. Last year, the first cut-off was released in the last week of June. However, alerting the students, the varsity asks the students to check the official website of Delhi University to stay updated about the admissions.
The varsity has also created a new standard formula- ‘9.5’ to convert the grades/Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to percentage. The grading system was started in 2016 for the batch of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The students who want to convert their points have to add their grade point to the number of subjects and multiply the number obtained with 9 or 9.5.Earlier, few students complained that they faced problems while applying for the Post Graduate admissions because no formula was there to convert grade points into the percentage. Over a lakh students apply every year for admission in the prestigious Delhi University. However, the varsity has only 56,000 seats. There are 66 colleges affiliated to DU that offers UG courses and nearly 2.5 lakh students are enrolled in it.