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DU admissions: HRD Min rules out replacing cut-offs with entrance test

DU admissions:  HRD Min rules out replacing cut-offs with entrance test

New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday ruled out replacing cut-offs with an entrance examination for admission to Delhi University undergraduate courses. The DU admission panel was working out on details of the entrance based system and the issue was to be discussed in the next meeting of the panel which has education experts, college principals and faculty as members. The issue was deliberated upon last year as well by the panel but a consensus could not be reached. "For 2019-20 there will be no entrance test in DU and admissions will be conducted on basis of class 12 marks," Javadekar told reporters.

Delhi University currently conducts computer-based entrance test for nine undergraduate and postgraduate programmes while admissions to a majority of undergraduate courses are determined through the aspirant's scores in class 12 exams.

DU's first attempt at switching to an entrance-based admission system in 2017 had hit a roadblock after objection from different student groups.

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