Changes in DU Admission Process 2020: No Trials for ECA Quota


Changes in DU Admission Process 2020: University of Delhi (DU) has started its registration process on 20 June 2020. Considering the situation of coronavirus, the university has introduced several changes in the admission process to ensure a ‘smooth experience’ for students. One of the major changes introduced by the university is that the entire admission process will be conducted in online mode this year. Given below are some important changes introduced by the Delhi university for admission in the academic session 2020-21 are listed below

Changes in DU Admission Process 2020

A list of additional Frequently Asked Questions has been prepared and posted on the website of the University of Delhi. The Branch will be holding more webinars, details of which will be shared soon.

More than 1400 queries were received including clarity on eligibility criteria, issues in Self-attestation of mandatory certificates, calculating marks of best-four subjects, clarity on entrance-based and merit-based admissions. The process of filing the Registration form was explained in details and important aspects related to the admission process were highlighted. A detail related to the Help-Desk created to assist aspirants was also shared.

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No Deduction of Marks on Changing Streams

The administration has decided to withdraw the policy of reduction in 5 per cent marks for students who want to change their stream to apply for BA programme. Dean of admissions, Shobha Bagai said, “The rule was based on the belief that science students score more marks as compared to humanities and would take a major chunk of seats in BA programmes which are mainly for students from humanities background. She also explained that the whole admission process will be conducted smoothly. “So as per her decision, there will be no deduction in any marks at any college, apart from this most of the colleges have agreed to this as well.” She added.

Single Form for All Colleges

The University of Delhi has released a single form for admission in all colleges. This means that students have not to bother about any particular course or college. Every candidate who will register with Delhi University will be considered for all courses and colleges, based on their merit, Bagai explained.

No Trials for ECA

This year Delhi University will not conduct any trials for students under the ECA category. The students interested in taking admission to music courses have to upload their videos which will be verified by a panel, instead of appearing for a trial physically. This year, the university will offer admission to NCC and NSS students only. Candidates from the sports quota will be selected on the basis of exam and awards etc instead of a trial. The supernumerary seats, however, remain vacant for ECA.

Under ECA, there are 14 recognised activities — creative writing, dance, debate, fine arts, music, music instrumental (such as tabla, harmonium, sitar, dholak, drums, guitar, and sarod), theatre, NCC, NSS, and yoga, among others.

Document Verification During Delhi University Online Admission Process

As this year the admission process is being conducted online, so in the same way the administration of the university will carry document verification process in online mode. Like last year, students have to upload their documents online at the portal. The dean admissions informed that the university has asked education boards across India to share online links to the mark sheets of students for verification purposes and some of the boards have already done the same. Last year the university collaborated CBSE for the same and is expected to be continued this year too. However, in the final leg of admissions, shortlisted students will have to appear for physical document verification too.

Online audition for Music Courses:

The students who want to take admission in music courses have to upload their videos on YouTube to be evaluated by a panel, hence there will be no trials for such candidates as well. According to the brochure released, “The candidates have to upload a video of their seven-minute performance on YouTube and mark it as unlisted. After that candidates have to submit the link of the uploaded YouTube video along with the admission application form on the DU admission portal. Applicants are advised to upload original, non-studio, unmixed, and unedited video with only one accompanying instrument besides the electronic tanpura.”

Webinar to replace open house:

For resolving the admission related queries of students and parents, University used to hold open house programmes where the officials used to interact personally. But this year the same will be replaced by webinars. The university is supposed to begin its first webinar from coming week. While initial webinars is on the registration process, several doubt resolution sessions related to best of four, admissions, cut-off, how to choose course or college among others will be resolved in August as the admissions process and merit-lists will be released by second week of August 2020.

This year two new courses introduced at the postgraduate level — MSc Biophysics and Masters in Journalism.

The registration process for admission to 64,000 seats in UG courses will be closed on 04 July 2020. Meanwhile, the varsity is supposed to re-open the admission portal again once the result will be declared by CBSE, and other national and state boards. The first cut-off list will be announced in July-end, the admission process will begin from August 2020.

Download Delhi University Frequently Asked Questions 2020 Here.

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