DU (Delhi University), which was awaiting a nod from the admission committee to conduct its entrance exam by NTA (National Testing Agency) from this year. The university has received an approval and has also been sent to the NTA by the committee.
According to the admission chairperson of DU, Rajeev Gupta, NTA will conduct those exams on behalf of the university, the courses, which already have a mandation of entrance exams and no new courses are being brought under the ambit.
Director General of NTA, Vineet Joshi told The Indian Express “We have already received the proposal and have given a nod, now DU has to decide the rules of conducting the exam and we will reach the conclusion thereafter.”
Though, the proposal for Du’s entrance exam has not been discussed in the Academic Council (AC) meeting yet, which is the standard procedure. The rules regarding the exams are likely to be discussed in the next meeting of AC.
This is not the first time any central university is conducting the exam through NTA, recently JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) has also started conducting its entrance exam JNUEE and CEEB through NTA.
Although, its been controversial, the JNU students union is against the decision and has opposed the MCQ-based exam claiming, “The time-tested method of conducting JNU entrance exam assessing the different aspects of a student’s potential for learning and research has been replaced without any academic reasoning.”
The entrance exams conducted by DU are for the courses- B.Com (hons), Journalism courses, BBA, BFA, Elementary Education Music, Humanities and Social Science, Physical Health Education and Sports, B.Tech in informatics and mathematics vocational.