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Long Queues as College Admissions in Delhi University Open

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New Delhi – Long queues were seen at colleges in Delhi today as admissions to Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) opened.

The university has 54,000 seats for the FYUP course and has 77 colleges affiliated to it.

With students scoring high percentage in CBSE Class 12 examination this year, the university officials are speculating that cut-offs will soar. “As the number of students getting marks in the plus-90 bracket has increased, so cut-offs are likely to soar,” JM Khurrana, the Dean of student’s welfare, told IANS on Sunday.

A centralised form, with both online and offline options, costs Rs.100 for general candidates and Rs.50 for SC/ST and OBC candidates.

St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College will conduct their own admission. For applying to both these colleges, students must use the online form.

The university earlier launched an android-based mobile application called “DU UG admissions 2014-2015” from where students can fill their optical mark registration (OMR) forms and get information about the university. The university has also conducted “open days” where parents and students were provided information on admission and their queries were answered.

For the offline process there are 18 centres and colleges in north, south, east, west and central Delhi, where students can get forms and submit them.

The last day for filling form is June 16 while the first cut-off list will be released June 24.

This year, there will also be “university observers” who will see that admission is carried out without any problem.

The university has removed the additional eligibility criteria that colleges used to impose on students.

The students can include vocational subjects in their best four but they will have to lose 10 percent from the subject with highest marks. The university has specifically advised the students to fill in the actual marks and leave the deduction or addition to the colleges.

The entrance examination for all courses, other than Bachelor of Management Studies, have cancelled.

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