Delhi University will open a two-day window from Wednesday that will allow those who have secured admission to undergraduate courses to update their highest preference of “combination program + college”, a senior official said.
The upgrade option will not be available to those who have been allotted their first course and college preference, the official said. The last date for payment of admission fees for Delhi University degree programs after the first round of allotment of seats was October 25.
The university will display the vacant seats after the completion of the first round of the Central Seat Allotment System on Wednesday. Subsequently, candidates can choose to upgrade their allotted seats.
“The vacant seat will be displayed on Wednesday and thereafter candidates who have taken admission in CSAS Round 1 will be able to opt for upgradation and reorder their highest preferences from Wednesday to Thursday,” the official said.
“Choosing the ‘update’ option will mean that the candidate agrees to be considered for an offer of admission to a combination program + university of their highest preference in the subsequent round.
“The candidate’s current admitted seat will be automatically canceled if the new preference is allotted,” the official added.
A candidate who chooses to “Update” can also reorder program+university combinations that had a higher preference than the assigned one.
“The program + college combination in which a candidate has been admitted earlier will never be offered to the candidate in any subsequent round.
“Similarly, the programme+college combination which was in the order of preference in which the candidate had taken admission earlier will not be offered again to the candidate in any subsequent round,” informed the official.
An upgrading candidate will have to accept the upgraded seat and complete the admission procedures.
“If a candidate does not do any activity in the upgraded seats, it will be considered as canceled by default and the candidate will be out of CSAS-2022,” the official said.
Candidates who wish to continue with their allotted seats and wish to continue should submit a ‘freeze’ application through their board.
“By selecting ‘freeze’, the candidate will not be able to opt for ‘upgrade’. If a candidate does not opt for upgrade or ‘freeze’, the admission accepted by him/her will stand and will not be considered for the update,” the official said.
In Delhi University, admissions to 79 degree programs in 67 colleges, departments and centers are made through Common College Entrance Test (CUET) scores for the first time.
Until last year, admissions used to be through merit lists based on class 12 marks, which saw cut-offs skyrocket. The college used to announce as many as seven cut-off lists every year.