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NEW DELHI: Delhi University colleges have said it might be difficult for them to start the academic session for first-year students on August 16, given the delay in the declaration of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG results.
They said they needed time for students to select the course and college combination before beginning counselling.
According to the university’s schedule before counselling begins, it will release a simulated list. There is also a provision of mid-entry in the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS). For admission under sports and extra-curricular activity (ECA) quotas, trials have to be conducted.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) never announced a date for the release of the CUET results but the timeline gave an indication that the results would tentatively be released by the first week of July, which did not happen. The results are now expected in the second week of July. The NTA has not given any reason for the perceived delay in the results, but most aspirants feel the delay happened as the exam dates were extended.
A senior university official said: “As per the earlier schedule, the results were to come by the first week of July and that is how everything was planned. As the CUET exams got extended, the results got delayed. Two or three counselling sessions must be held before a seat is filled. The on-campus colleges will not face much problem, but the others take time to fill seats.”
A college principal said: “It will depend on how quickly the results will be declared. But if we have to follow the schedule, then with 70-80% admission that has been done will get to go ahead. Usually, the sports and ECA quota students join a little later.”
Admission department official said they were under stress because of the delay. “If the results are declared by Friday this week, we might be able to stick to the schedule,” the official said.
Students have also been writing on various social media platforms questioning the NTA on when the results will be declared.
Not just undergraduate courses, the start of post-graduate registration will begin once the CUET-PG results are declared. This year, PhD. admission in DU is to be held through an entrance test to be conducted by NTA. However, there has been no announcement from the NTA on the schedule for this exam.