The new academic session of Delhi University begins today; universities are preparing to welcome first-year students

Delhi University is all set to welcome students admitted through the Common College Entrance Test (CUET) as the new semester begins on Wednesday. While admissions to 70,000 seats in various DU colleges are still ongoing, the academic year for first semester students will begin on Wednesday.

Speaking to PTI, DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said the university is all set for the start of the new academic year and arrangements have been made to ensure availability of all facilities for students .

“We are ready to hold classes for first year students. This year we made the admissions through the CUET and we are implementing the National Education Policy. It is a different policy and students will have more flexibility,” Singh said.

As of this year, DU is implementing the NEP and the four-year degree program.

Colleges were busy on Tuesday making last-minute preparations to welcome students. To ensure the safety of the new arrivals, the colleges have carried out fumigation, activated anti-stress committees and taken all other precautions.

Ramjas College principal Manoj Khanna said last-minute arrangements are being made to accommodate the first-year students.

There are a total of 1,550 places at the university. Khanna said all the seats have been filled and admission to supernumerary seats is on.

“The arrangements have been made. We are ready to receive the first batch that will arrive through the CUET. We are super excited,” he said.

DU admits students based on their CUET scores this year, instead of Class-12 marks. On September 12, the university released the CSAS, its admission and assignment policy. Admission through the CSAS is carried out in three phases: submission of the application form, selection of programs and completion of preferences, and allocation of places and admission.

As many as 59,100 candidates got admission in the first round of seat allotment. A total of 15,398 candidates have frozen their seats in the first round. The second round of seat allotment is underway.

At Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, a series of meetings were conducted on Tuesday to ensure the smooth conduct of the orientation program on Wednesday.

“Everything is in place. Students will have a pleasant time in the campus,” said principal Gyantosh Kumar Jha.

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