Students who have applied to Delhi University (DU), the second phase of their admission process, will need to choose course and college combinations based on their preferences. This is a critical phase as the order in which they prefer to be admitted will determine where they will be admitted.
Until last year, undergraduate admissions at DU were based on cutoff scores based on results from Class 12 board exams. Admission to a course was open to all applicants who meet the cutoff criteria set by the varsity. The new admission system will be based on normalised CUET scores. Therefore, students should choose as many courses as possible to ensure that they are prepared for merit in various combinations.
Normalization is the process of revising a student’s score so that it can be compared with another student. This is necessary when multiple examinations in the same subject are held at different sessions with different papers.
Dean (admissions), Hanet Gandhi stressed the importance of the second phase during a session on Friday with college principals.
“Students will only be able see the programmes that they are eligible for during this phase. The students don’t need to complete any forms. Gandhi said that we will be receiving integrated data from CUET. Based on the subjection combinations, they will show us the four best.
Gandhi stated, “If a candidate forgets that they have chosen a programme at a college, we won’t be able (allocate or upgrade) them to a course even though there is a vacancy (as per merit).”
Students can choose the same course at different colleges, but they will need to indicate a preference for that course. This cannot be changed later.
Gandhi said that students should choose as many programs as they are eligible to.