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DU to do away with cut-offs, to adopt entrance exam from 2022

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Delhi University’s Executive Committee (EC) — a statutory decision-making body that helps with implementation of policies and measures — approved the decision of conducting entrance exam-based admissions Friday. This means the university will do away with the system of cut-offs from the academic year 2022.
The proposal was ratified by the EC after being passed by the academic council (AC) last week. While 16 members of the AC, out of over a 100, dissented against the proposal, two EC members, out of 22, marked their dissent against the move on Friday.

Until this year, admissions to undergraduate courses of Delhi University were done on the basis of cutoff marks as announced by the varsity. Since there is no first-come, first-served policy in Delhi University, colleges are required to give admissions to all applicants who meet the announced cut-off criteria, leading to over-admissions. Over the years, soaring cutoffs, many of them remaining at 100% in the first list, had become a feature of the DU admission cycle.

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