Delhi University is considering introducing an aptitude test to filter students for admission to various streams and colleges from the academic session 2019-20.
The woes of students to get admission in DU do not seem to soften or end for that matter. Rather, they are going to be harder from next year provided an aptitude test is introduced. DU is currently mulling over introducing an aptitude test that will work as a filtration system for the undergraduate admission from the academic session 2019-20. If accepted and implemented, students have to pass this test to become eligible for admission to the courses and colleges of their likings basis cut-offs set by various colleges.
This simply means that students have to prepare for an additional test to ensure that they get a seat in the course they have dreamt of pursuing their careers in. For the purpose, five members of a subcommittee, who are looking into the online testing for admission, met to discuss the proposal viability in the second week of January 2018. One of the committee members, Pankaj Garg, Associate Professor Rajdhani College, confirmed that the negotiations are on and the aptitude test, if implemented, will act as a filtration system for picking up eligible students belonging to different boards.
The aptitude test is most likely to be applicable for all the undergraduate courses. It will surely be putting an extra burden on the students who have another exam to pass now to take admission in DU colleges for their higher studies. The admission will be granted basis class 12 results, however, unlike years gone by, with a filtration system in place. The proposal is under discussion and no decision has been taken yet as DU administration is in no mood to make any policy change decision in a jiffy.
Whatever the decision is, it will only be effective from the academic session of 2019-20. A lot of thought will be given to every aspect; as such a move will have long-lasting repercussions. In any case, if such a move gets the nod, students will be given ample time and notice in advance. The move is to take a long route before being a reality. If the sub-committee approves such a move after considering all the modalities, their recommendations will be sent to a larger admission committee for deliberations. If the proposal gets approval from the larger admission committee, it will be then forwarded to the academic council and to the executive council for further approval.
Once the aptitude test comes into force, three separate tests are expected to be implemented for the Science, Commerce and Arts students as a part of the filtration system. While DU might be facing a tough time to grant admission to various courses as 2.2 lakh students applied for 56000 seats last year, such a move will ease its process. However, students who want to secure a seat in any of the prestigious colleges of Delhi University will get an additional baggage on their heads.