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AD­MIS­SION FUNDAS With Delhi Uni­ver­sity (DU) start­ing its ad­mis­sion process from to­day, here’s the low­down on en­trance tests, quo­tas for sports, ECA, el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria and new pro­grammes

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READY FOR TESTS? A num­ber of tests are go­ing to be held by var­i­ous in­sti­tutes. A joint ad­mis­sion test will be con­ducted for the bach­e­lor of man­age­ment stud­ies pro­gramme in six col­leges. Ap­pli­cants will have to clear an en­trance test for bach­e­lor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion (fi­nan­cial in­vest­ment anal­y­sis) at Sha­heed Sukhdev Col­lege of Busi­ness Stud­ies. Ad­mis­sion to the BA ( hons) busi­ness eco­nom­ics at 10 col­leges will also be through an en­trance test.

The Clus­ter I nno­va­tion Cen­tre will hold tests for BTech in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and math­e­mat­i­cal in­no­va­tions, BA (hons) hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sciences pro­grammes. The en­trance test by the Cen­tral In­sti­tute of Ed­u­ca­tion is for ad­mis­sion to about 400 seats in eight col­leges in the bach­e­lor of el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme. The Indira Gandhi In­sti­tute of Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Sports Sciences will also hold an en­trance test for its bach­e­lor of science in phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, health ed­u­ca­tion and sports pro­gramme.

The test at In­draprastha Col­lege for Women will be held for 52 seats in BA (hons) mul­ti­me­dia and mass commu- nica­tion course. All these will be con­ducted be­tween June 19 and 23. SPORTS AND ECA QUOTA Rules for ad­mis­sion t o DU will be sim­i­lar to last year. Ad­mis­sions through sports and ECA quota will also be through on­line cen­tralised regis­tra­tion on the uni­ver­sity por­tal. Giv­ing de­tails, Prof Nachiketa Singh, mem­ber, DU ad­mis­sions com- mit­tee, says, “A stu­dent has to fill up the cen­tralised form where a sep­a­rate link or page will be avail­able for sports and ECA cat­e­gories. The stu­dent has to fill up and up­load all rel­e­vant doc­u­ments on the cen­tralised f or m. Five per cent sub­ject-wise reser­va­tion of seats will be ear­marked for ECA cat­e­gory but not less than 15% be­low the cut-off mark for gen­eral stu­dents. Sports tri­als and fit­ness tests will be done in a clus­ter of col­leges, so that the stu­dents don’t have to un­dergo same tests and tri­als re­peat­edly.” How­ever, there will be a change in weigh­tage given to per­for­mance in tri­als and aca­demic per­for­mance.

Dr Bharat Singh, who is also a mem­ber of the DU ad­mis­sions com­mit­tee, says, “For ad­mis­sions un­der the ECA quota, 75% weigh­tage will be given to per­for­mance in the tri­als and 25% to cer­tifi­cates. In case of ad­mis­sions through sports quota, this weigh­tage will be 50- 50. A can­di­date, how­ever, will have to score 50% in tri­als to be el­i­gi­ble for ad­mis­sion.” EL­I­GI­BIL­ITY CRI­TE­RIA As far as ad­di­tional el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria by col­leges is con­cerned, Dr Bharat Singh says there will be a 2.5% penalty in marks for can­di­dates chang­ing streams while ap­ply­ing to col­leges.

H o w e v e r, says Prof Nachiketa Singh, “There can­not be any ad­di­tional cri­te­ria other than the approved norms by the uni­ver­sity. No col­lege can have any such ad­di­tional cri­te­ria ex­cept the mi­nor­ity col­leges. The com­mit­tee has rec­om­mended that col­leges ap­ply­ing f or re­lax­ation i n marks may of­fer 1% con­ces­sion to girl can­di­dates. This will be for all the cour­ses in a given col­lege. But it will not be avail­able as a mat­ter of fact to all the col­leges. Very few col­leges have ap­plied for such con­ces­sions and most have been given per­mis­sion on the ba­sis of the data they pro­vided on their pre­vi­ous year’s record.” Ear­lier, up to 5% re­lax­ation was given to girl can­di­dates. The in­tro­duc­tion of Na­tional El­i­gi­bil­ity-cum-En­trance Test (NEET) as the sole en­trance test by amend­ing the In­dian Med­i­cal Coun­cil Act and Den­tists Act has granted statu­tory sta­tus to the test. For 2016 ad­mis­sions, only state gov­ern­ments have the op­tion of ei­ther fill­ing up the seats at state govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions or fill­ing up state govern­ment quota of seats for UG (MBBS and BDS cour­ses only) through NEET or their own test. How­ever, this ap­plies only to the NEET UG.

Pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties, deemed uni­ver­si­ties, pri­vate med­i­cal and den­tal col­leges can­not con­duct their test for ad­mis­sions and it is bind­ing on them to fill up all their seats through NEET only, in­clud­ing the man­age­ment quota seats.

NEET PG is for en­try to the MD/MS cour­ses, which will be con­ducted in De­cem­ber 2016. NEET PG (MDS) is for en­try to post­grad­u­ate-level den­tal cour­ses. WILL ALL STATES PAR­TIC­I­PATE? Ac­cord­ing to Prof (Dr) Bipin Ba­tra, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Na­tional Board of Ex­am­i­na­tions, it is bind­ing and oblig­a­tory for all the states to par­tic­i­pate in NEETPG. A de­ci­sion to this ef­fect will be taken soon. “Our prior ex­pe­ri­ence on con­duct­ing the NEET, All In­dia Post­grad­u­ate Med­i­cal En­trance Exam, and deal­ing with the state gov­ern­ments, uni­ver­si­ties, deemed uni­ver­si­ties and other in­sti­tu­tions will be valu­able in ex­e­cu­tion of NEET PG.” This test and NEET Su­per Spe­cialty will be con­ducted by NBE. WHY NEET PG SCORES ARE IM­POR­TANT NEET PG scores will be an es­sen­tial re­quire­ment for ad­mis­sion to MD/MS cour­ses in in­sti­tu­tions con­trolled by state gov­ern­ments, uni­ver­si­ties, deemed uni­ver­si­ties and med­i­cal col­leges/in­sti­tu­tions.

NEET has been in­tro­duced with the idea of a com­mon med­i­cal exam for ad­mis­sion to UG/ PG cour­ses. In­sti­tu­tions such as the All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences, Jawa­har­lal In­sti­tute of Post­grad­u­ate Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search, will, how­ever, con­tinue to con­duct their own UG and PG exams. Will this de­feat the pur­pose of NEET PG?

“NEET as a method­ol­ogy for en­trance has been in­tro­duced by an amend­ment to the In­dian Med­i­cal Coun­cil Act and Den­tists Act and, ac­cord­ingly, the scores of NEET-PG will be valid for in­sti­tu­tions un­der state govern­ment, uni­ver­si­ties, and deemed uni­ver­si­ties which fall in the am­bit of these Acts. How­ever, there are in­sti­tu­tions such as AIIMS, PGIMER and JIPMER, which are statu­tory and have their own Act. These in­sti­tu­tions will con­tinue to be cov­ered by their own rules and reg­u­la­tions un­less and un­til the gov­ern­ing coun­cils for these in­sti­tu­tions de­cide to adopt NEET as a method­ol­ogy for en­trance test. The par­tic­i­pa­tion of these in­sti­tu­tions in NEET will open up the gate­way for ad­mis­sions to can­di­dates across the coun­try. I am sure that over a pe­riod of time they would also par­tic­i­pate in NEET,” says Prof (Dr) Ba­tra. AD­MIS­SION CRI­TE­RIA AF­TER NEET PG The ad­mis­sion cri­te­ria af­ter NEET PG will be based on the merit list pre­pared by the re­spec­tive coun­selling con­duct­ing bod­ies such as state gov­ern­ments, uni­ver­si­ties, deemed uni­ver­si­ties and pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions.

“Each coun­selling con­duct­ing body or in­sti­tu­tion will de­ter­mine its own merit list based on the el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria which may in­clude domi­cile, mi­nor­ity sta­tus etc and the seats will be al­lo­cated strictly as per merit in com­pli­ance with the reg­u­la­tions framed for the pur­pose. NEET will help de­ter­mine merit based on a com­mon uni­form and high stan­dard ex­am­i­na­tion while the coun­selling con­duct­ing bod­ies are free to draw their merit list from among the pool of can­di­dates who have qual­i­fied the NEET,” he adds.

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A com­pletely pa­per­less ad­mis­sions process has been im­ple­mented this year.

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