In the quest of being completely digitized smart University , India’s premier educational institution, University of Delhi has invited bids from private players for conducting ‘online computer-based entrance test’ for different courses across 18 cities for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year.
University of Delhi is one of the most sought institution for pursuing higher studies.The Varsity has various faculties which provides admission to UG and PG courses.The online test is for selected under-graduate and all post-graduate , MPhil and PhD courses.
“Question paper for entrance examination will be objective-type with multiple choice questions of two hours duration.Medium of test would be Hindi or English or both and will be conducted in three shifts – 8 to 10 AM, 12 to 2 PM and 4 to 6 PM”, the notice on the DU website read.The varsity added that the bidder will have to conduct the online entrance exam, handle its administration, logistics and process results and give it to the University, said the e-procurement notice.
Following criticism from student circles, the University last year had shelved its decision to hold online entrance exams for its M Phil, PhD and PG programmes as it felt conducting these along with the offline format is not feasible.
The chairperson, admissions committee , Maharaj K. Pandit and the officials in the examination wing could not be reached for comments.
Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president Rocky Tuseed said an option for offline process should be made available.”We are not against the online entrance exam but there should be offline process as well.All students may not be in the capacity to know the online entrance procedure and how to give the online test”, the President said.
Lastly, what’s noteworthy here is that the last date of submission of the bid is March 8, and the bidder has to pay an earnest amount of money of Rs.25 lakh, the notice said.