- Delhi University invites bids to conduct its online entrance exams.
- The bidding is for few select undergraduate programs and for all its PG, M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs.
Delhi University has invited private players to bid for conducting an online entrance exam for the academic year 2018–19 for its select undergraduate programs, and all its PG, M. Phil., and Ph.D. Programs.
It can be recalled that last year DU had planned to conduct an online entrance test for some of its programs (like M.Phil., Ph.D., and PG). However, it was forced to shelve the idea after criticism from various circles. This year too, there were rumours of an entrance test for admission to the University’s UG programs. But that idea too was abandoned last month citing insufficient time and preparations.
According to media sources*, the computer-based entrance exam for which bids have been invited will be an objective-type paper of two-hour duration, to be conducted in three shifts. The medium of the exam will be English, Hindi, or both. However, DU officials could not be reached for comments.
What is important to understand is that with this move Delhi University will inch a step closer towards making their dream of conducting entrance test for undergraduate exams reality. If the proposal is accepted, they will surely find it easier to conduct a computer-based entrance exam next year for the majority of its courses.
However, it will not be an easy task. The University’s Student Wing has already expressed their displeasure about the online exam, and want an offline paper to be arranged too.
So, will DU be able to pull off the idea this time around, or will this one too be shoved aside? That, only time will tell.
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