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No entrance test, DU Admission 2019 will be based on 12th score: Minister

Javadekar's statement came after reports that DU is planning to introduce Online Entrance Exams for DU Admission in 2019-20 academic session

Saturday December 22, 2018 12:23 PM, ummid.com News Network

DU Admission 2019

New Delhi: Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar on Friday denied reports that admission to Delhi University (DU) will be based on Entrance Test conducted through online mode. He said DU Admission for the 2019-20 session will be "as usual".

“There will be no entrance examinations in Delhi University. It will be as usual in 2019-20, meaning based on marks obtained in Class 12th,” Javadekar said while talking to reporters Friday.

Javadekar also said that it was “not final yet” that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) would hold online entrance examinations next year in collaboration with the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) has replaced Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and is conducting entrance exams including JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET and other exams conducted for admission to various competitive and professional courses.

Prakash Javadekar's statement came after reports that the Delhi University is planning to introduce computer based Online Entrance Exams for DU Admission in 2019-20 academic session.

News agency PTI had reported Thursday that the Admissions Committee of the varsity had met early this year and it was decided that the varsity would have online entrance examinations to ensure that students who have not secured high percentage of marks also stand a chance to study in Delhi University

"The proposal to have online entrance examinations was made by the Department of Commerce. Some members said the online mode would be difficult for students from far-flung areas who are not well-versed with computers," an official said. The DU official also said that there would also be an offline entrance exam for those who opt for it.

According to the reports, some faculty members had expressed reservations about the plan saying it will lead to increase in cost of conducting exams and will also put students who are not well-versed with computers at a disadvantage. However, some faculty members had supported the move saying it will help those students who do not meet the cut-offs to realise their dream of studying in the university.

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