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DU First Cut off List 2014 Delayed –Postponing the DU Admissions 2014

Jun 2014 Source: Times of India

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Delhi University First Cut off List was scheduled to be announced today, June 24, 2014 but the DU admissions have been postponed for one week. Admissions have been postponed due to the crisis going on between DU and UGC. In the midst of the going on battle the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Dinesh Singh has resigned from his post.

UGC wants DU to scrap off Four-year Undergraduate Programme. The standing committee contrived by UGC has been set up to help DU restore the three year undergraduate programme.

Proposals of the Standing Committee set up by UGC:

  • Reinstatement of the courses that existed before initiation of FYUP
  • Seats sanctioned for each course will remain the same as that before FYUP
  • Restoration of seats of courses like BA Programme, BSc Programme which had been allocated to other courses
  • Advertisement of the courses and number of seats allocated to each course on the college websites
  • Announce cut-offs without requiring students to fill application forms
  • Students meeting the cut-off can get admissions  by showing their mark sheets
  • Fourth year should be retained for the Engineering students so that they can get a B.Tech Degree                          

The standing committee in its first meeting prepared a roadmap for conducting admissions for the 2014-15 academic sessions. Three year courses shall be restored by the university but, four year course shall be retained for protecting the interests of the B.Tech students. Under a three year course for B.Tech students, they shall be allotted a BSc degree after the completion of three years.

Courses such as B.A. (Programme), B.Sc. (Programme), B.Com (Programme), BE/Ed and all honours courses which were scrapped under FYUP shall be restored.

Resignation of Vice Chancellor of Delhi University

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh resigned today in the midst of a raging controversy over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). Dinesh Singh had played a vital role in introducing the FYUP Programme in Delhi University. Dinesh Singh had taken over the post of DU Vice Chancellor on October 29, 2010.

SRCC & St. Stephen’s Defers admission following other colleges in Delhi University

St. Stephen's College follows its own admission process and had already announced the Cut off list last week and was in the process of Final admissions but after receiving the letter from UGC it deferred the admission process. 

The principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) had not received any notice regarding the deferment of admissions until yesterday evening. SRCC had announced the First Cut off list but has withdrawn it and hence deferred the admission process. The commerce cut-off for 2014 announced by SRCC is 97.5% (General category) 95.50 % for OBC students, 93.25% for SC and 90 per cent for ST and the Economics cut-off is 97.75%.

Though, the conflict between DU and UGC regarding FYUP does not affect SRCC to a great extent as it offers only two honours courses namely B.Com (H) and B.A. Economics (Honours).

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