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Delhi University Admission To Be Based On Merit: Vice-Chancellor

After the Class 12 board examinations were cancelled on Tuesday, acting vice-chancellor P C Joshi said that Delhi University would adjust its admission process to the unusual situation without compromising on merit and that the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) could be a good alternative. Mr. Joshi said discussions will be undertaken with the university's admission committee and academic council to finalise the process of admission to undergraduate courses after the CBSE and the CISCE declared the cancellation of Class 12 board examinations due to the coronavirus epidemic.

"There will be a system in place to assess merit. This is an extraordinary situation. The Central Universities Common Entrance Test, which is based on pan-India merit, could be a suitable option. On merit, DU will not make any concessions. We'll adjust to the new scenario and figure out what approach to use. We'll have to wait and see what the boards' standards for evaluating students are "he stated. Mr Joshi is a member of the CUCET committee, which recently presented its findings to the Ministry of Education. A decision on whether or not to have a common entrance exam for all central universities is still being made.

"The University of Delhi completely endorses the decision taken by the Government of India to cancel the next CBSE board examinations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country," said Professor Rajeev Gupta, DU's Chairperson-Admissions. The University of Delhi also believes that our students' health and safety are critical. The University of Delhi awaits the outcome of the appeal.

Once the Education Ministry publishes recommendations, Professor Sanjeev Singh, Joint Director of Delhi University's Computer Centre (DUCC), believes the university will likely admit students based on CUCET. Under typical circumstances, DU administers entrance exams for nine undergraduate courses. The National Testing Agency is in charge of the tests (NTA).

The government announced on Tuesday that the CBSE Class 12 board exams will be cancelled because to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that the decision was made in the best interests of pupils.


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