Due to the current situation cause due to the global spread of COVID-19, Delhi University has made it mandatory for students applying for admission in music courses for the academic session 2020-2021, to upload their performances on YouTube as a part of their entrance test. Admissions will be done on the basis of the YouTube video and an online interview.
This move is a temporary shift of the University admission process towards an alternative considering the ongoing pandemic. According to the last meeting on 26th May of the admissions committee, it was held that all the alternatives and plans suggested by the sub-committee constituted for admissions under sports, ECA, and performance-based will be considered. Only the online method is feasible and safe for admissions right now. These have been approved by the standing committee of the university’s academic council – DU’s highest academic body, on June 10.
Arun Kumar Attree from the standing committee said that because it is not possible to call the applicants physically and conduct trials, we have scraped that method completely. All the admissions to music based courses will take place only through online trials and for physical education courses, merit certificates will be considered.
All the students applying for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses will upload a seven-minute video of their performance on YouTube and mark it as unlisted. Any unlisted video on YouTube cannot be publicly viewed, thus the student will share that link in the admission application form on the DU Portal while applying. Then from there, the shortlisted students would be called in for online interviews for final selection for admission to UG and PG courses of Music Faculty.
The university has also decided to skip physical tests for admissions to BSc and MSc courses in Physical Education, Health education and Sports, and Bachelor of Physical Education. The candidates will be asked to upload a self-declaration certificate along with a medical certificate and regarding the entrance test, National Testing Agency will be announcing the details in the coming weeks.