Delhi University to ask admission seekers to deposit original documents
Delhi University move aims to keep a check on aspiring students securing seats in multiple colleges
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New Delhi: In order to keep a check on aspirants securing seats in multiple colleges, Delhi University is likely to ask the students for their original documents at time of admission.
Earlier the students could take admission to different Delhi University colleges using xerox copies and submit the originals to the college they finally choose among the available options. However, this resulted in students blocking seats in various colleges while they waited for their scores to meet the cut off criteria for better college or course of their choice in the next list.
The university has constituted a 24-member committee, comprising deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and members from the executive and academic councils, to formulate an admission policy which will be notified by end of this month.
The committee members have recommended to the vice chancellor about taking original documents in possession, who will take a final call on the admission policy for the session.
“To do away with this practice, we have decided to take in possession the original documents. If in the next cut off list, any candidate gets a college of his choice, he may withdraw the documents from the earlier college only after cancellation of that admission.
“In that case the particular seat will not remain blocked till end of admission process,” Nachiketa Singh, a committee member told PTI.
Asked about whether the delay in withdrawal of documents from the earlier college can cost the candidate the chance of admission in next institution, Nachiketa said, “there is a time period of three days for taking admission which is enough for withdrawing the documents and making a fresh enrolment. Also, since there is no liability of the seats being fixed there are less chances of any candidate losing out”.
The admission process will start from May. Delhi University admits 54,000 undergraduate students in various courses across over 60 colleges.