The Delhi University will hold postgraduate admissions through the Common University Entrance Test from the next academic cycle. The Executive Council passed a resolution in this regard on Thursday. Academic Council of the university last month passed a proposal to change the admission pattern for postgraduate programmes. Under the existing system, 50 per cent of admissions are done directly from the candidates who did their bachelor’s degree from the university based on merit in their qualifying exams.
A 10-member committee formed to suggest a strategy for PG admissions from 2023-2024 proposed the change in the admission pattern of postgraduate programmes. Council member Seema Das told PTI: “The Executive Council has approved to recommend PG admissions through CUET (Common University Entrance Test) with half of the seats remaining under merit-based admission for DU Students."
The committee suggested that admission to all PG (postgraduate) courses will be carried out through a single window mechanism where the National Test Agency (NTA) will conduct Common Entrance Test (CUET-PG) as done for other central universities which will start from the Academic Session 2023-24 for all categories who want admission in the university.
Earlier this year the University Grants Commission (UGC) introduced the CUET for postgraduate courses. Including Central, State and Private universities. A total of 66 universities had opted for the CUET PG exam for admissions and the Delhi University was among the universities who were conducting separate exams for admissions to the PG Courses