,New Delhi: The University of Delhi (DU) has failed to fill 70,000 seats in the current academic session despite best efforts as seven per cent of all its colleges are vacant. Saturday was the last day for admission in the university for the 2022-23 academic session. Around 65,000 students have been admitted to undergraduate courses this academic session, an official said. He said that the university has enrolled 11,300 post graduate students in various courses.
DU’s Dean of Admissions Haneet Gandhi said, “We have been able to fill around 65,000 seats in 70 colleges for the academic session. Today was the last day of admission.” This is the first time that the university admits students through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), breaking the old practice of taking admission on the basis of their 12th class marks.
Through the new admission process, DU has admitted students to 79 undergraduate programs in 67 colleges, departments and centres. The university had in September unveiled an online platform for admission through the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS), 2022. Admissions through CSAS will be conducted in three stages – submission of application form, selection of programs and filling of preferences. , and seat allotment and admission. The first phase started on 12 September and the second phase on 26 September. In the third phase, seats were allotted through merit list.
Multiple rounds of seat allotment were conducted by DU to ensure that fair chance is given to the students. Most of the seats remain vacant in off-campus colleges. Most of these colleges are also such that earlier they were struggling to fill the seats. The seats will remain vacant despite continuous efforts of the university to prevent such a scenario. DU admitted 20 per cent “additional students” under “unreserved” and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories and 30 per cent in the SC-ST category to fill the maximum number of seats in undergraduate courses in the first round of this counselling. year.
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