Delhi University will “very soon” launch the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) portal for aspirants to fill applications for admission to undergraduate courses, Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said on Wednesday. This year, the university admits based on scores in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET).
Tuesday concluded the debut edition of CUET-UG. According to the initial plan, all phases of the CUET-UG were scheduled to conclude on August 20.
The delay in the CUET-UG caused a delay in admission to the DU.
“Very soon we will launch the CSAS portal for applicants. The work is in progress. And we will start the admission process very soon,” Singh told PTI. However, he did not give any tentative date for the launch of the portal.
Earlier, the university was expected to launch the portal in the last week of August. Admission through the CSAS will be carried out in three phases: submission of the CSAS 2022 application form, program selection and filling of preferences, and seat allocation and admission.
It is the second phase where the CUET score is required. The second phase of the admission process can only begin after the declaration of the CUET-UG 2022 results.
A candidate will have to select the programs to which he/she wants to enter. They will need to confirm the program-specific CUET-UG merit score for all selected programs. In the third phase, seats will be allocated through a merit list.
In mid-August, DU notified that it will soon launch its application process for admission to degree programs for the new academic session and asked candidates to ensure that their documents and certificates be ready before August 31.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced, in March, that it will be mandatory for all central universities to admit students through the CUET.
From technical glitches to a last-minute change in exam centers and uninformed changes in exam dates to admit cards mentioning past dates, students have been facing various problems.
With 14.9 lakh registrations, CUET, the common gateway for undergraduate admissions to all central universities, is now the second largest entrance test in the country, surpassing the average registration of nine lakh in the JEE-Main.
NEET-UG is the largest entrance test in India with an average of 18 lakh registrations.