The successful conclusion of online admissions at Sri Venkateswara, St Stephens and Jesus & Mary College has motivated Delhi University (DU) to implement the process on a larger scale in 2013. However, other colleges are still considering the proposal.
Various colleges took the introduction of online admission process differently. Some colleges proposed to opt for online admissions for all courses while others acted cautiously and opted for the online option for selective courses.
Jesus & Mary College had opted for online admissions for all courses and a total of 800 students were enrolled into the college. Sources from the college revealed that online procedure prevents college from the woes of manpower, infrastructure and is also time saving. The process concluded smoothly and college assured to use the process again in 2013. The college is also planning to go online for fee payment and challan generation by next year.
Sri Venkateswara College had used the process only for 4 courses- Bsc (honours) Biochemistry, Bsc (honours) Physics, BA (honours) History and Bsc (honours) Electronics on pilot basis. Sources from the college revealed that the software for online process was designed by the college alumni and it has been customized as per the college requirements. The whole process for these courses was accessible online and college had a committee helping the students at various stages through the application.
College sources revealed that nearly 70% of the application procedure will be online and admission for all science courses will be available online. Through this process students can register from any corner of the world. However the college will keep offline admissions open alongwith the online one.
Like St. Stephens, Venkateswara also made arrangements for online payment of fees. However, fees could be paid through offline mode as well.
In St. Stephens, more than 15000 candidates had applied through online application. However, the college kept both online and offline options open for admissions for the ease of physically challenged or those students who are not internet friendly.
DU announces 6th cut off list
DU released the 6th cut off list for admissions on July 13, 2012. Although the list mainly focuses on OBC category students, seats for general category are still available in courses such as BCom (H) in colleges such as Sri Venkateswara, Ramjas, Satyawati (evening), IP and Ramlal.
BCom (H) is open for general category in 5 colleges with cut off as less as 91% at Ram Lal Anand and admissions are open in BA (H) economics at Kirori Mal College at cut-off of 92% - 96.99%. BA program is available in only 6 colleges.
The university has declared that no OBC quota seat will be diverted to general category. After the completion of admissions through fifth cut-off list, Sri Venkateswara College was left with 85 seats while Kamla Nehru College had 140 vacant seats.
Source: Times of India