From the coming academic year (2019-20), Class XII marks may not be enough to land you a seat in a Delhi University College. The university plans to introduce entrance- exam based admissions for all its undergraduate courses while also giving fixed weightage to class XII scores. The final list will take into account both the entrance marks and those from Class XII.

So, for all those students planning to get a seat in DU college by adjusting their Class XII grades may now have to push further.

“The admission committee panelling education experts, college principals and university faculty are going to take up the matter with regard to the admission year 2019-20”, says DU Vice Chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi.

Along with this, the university is likely to seek help from National Testing Agency (NTA) to extend its support to Jawaharlal Nehru University for conducting the JNU Entrance Examination (JNUEE).

Speaking on the role of NAT, Tyagi says that the admission committee would consider the possibility, according to TOI report.

Currently, the DU university conducts computer-based entrance tests for nine undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, while admission for a majority of UG courses is determined based on the scores achieved by the student in his/her best four subjects in Class XII examinations.

Possibilities for the introduction of the entrance examination could be to remove disparities in Class XII marks between the students from different education board. Moreover, it would help in allowing more students to sit for the test as minimum eligibility will be kept low.

~ Preksha Mishra

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