Delhi University has announced new BTech programs. However, even after three rounds of allocation, only one seat for electrical engineering, two for electronics and communication, and twenty for computer science and engineering have been taken in Delhi University’s newly announced BTech programs. Delhi University will henceforth conduct spot admissions.
Availability of seats for the BTech Courses at Delhi University
According to university records, 28 seats in the general category of BTech in computer science and engineering are unfilled despite a sanctioned strength of 48. Other backward classes (OBC) and scheduled tribes candidates have one open seat, scheduled castes have eight, and economically disadvantaged people have three.
Two of the 48 seats for electronics and communication have been filled in the general category. 29 OBC slots have yet to be filled. Electrical engineering has only one available category student, while 30 OBC seats still need to be filled. Each course has a total sanctioned strength of 120 people.
Admission to these programs, offered through the Faculty of Technology, founded in 1952, depends on the JEE Main score
Many lecturers believe candidates may be hesitant because Delhi University is not primarily regarded as an engineering college but as a university that specialises in humanities and commerce degrees. According to several teachers, even the faculty has yet to be fully recruited.
It is also a self-financed course with high fees for a central university. It is something that only some can afford. It’s also a new course. The first year’s price is Rs 2,16,000.
However, according to a university spokesperson, the seats have been unoccupied because enrollment to the BTech courses at the university began late. “Admission to other institutes had either been completed or had already begun.” It will be regularised starting next year.”
Delhi University defended the prices, claiming scholarships were available for students who couldn’t afford them
Justifying the decision to introduce the courses, vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh stated in a note that the Delhi government conferred university status on DU’s Delhi College of Engineering in 2009 and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in 2018, limiting the scope of teaching-learning and research in emerging areas of technology by the Faculty of Technology. It also implied that DU had long been giving engineering courses.