Delhi University (DU) is planning to organize an entrance exam basis which admission to B.Com programmes will be done for the academic year 2017.
Currently, admission to all UG courses offered by various colleges affiliated to DU is done on the basis of applicants’ marks in class 12 Board Exam. However, admission to post-graduation (PG) and professional programmes is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the university.
Convener of Admission Committee, Delhi University, Dr. Manoj Khanna said that the entrance exam for Commerce is likely to be introduced in 2017. He also informed that entrance exams for other courses will also be introduced soon.
A discussion is being done with various stakeholders including principals of different colleges regarding the same. In 2017, the university is planning to conduct the exam on a trial basis. Dr. Khanna also added that if the test is successfully conducted, the will be able to reach one-third of the student population.
The university is also considering the possibility of collaborating with CBSE in order to conduct JEE and NEET-like all-India level entrance exams. The university might tie up with the CBSE board in order to conduct DU entrance exams for all courses, Dr. Khanna added.
The university is also planning to strengthen its online admission platform in order to make it more robust and student-friendly. Efforts are also being made to provide students with better facilities and information for the preparations of entrance tests.