STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 15 July
Delhi University today closed the submission of application forms for B. Tech in Humanities programme run in its Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), where students claimed the University flouted its own norms by closing admissions early.
According to the University, only those students who have secured admission to another course offered by the university colleges can seek admission to B. Tech in Humanities programme.
Meanwhile, the admission process to the University is underway. Last year the last date of application was in the month of August after the closure of admission process in colleges but this year it was 15 July.
Due to this fixed date of admission, many students approached the CIC even though they had not yet taken admission in another course and were refused admission in CIC.  "The fact is that the admission to several courses including Bachelors in Management Studies (BMS) and Bachelors in Journalism (BA Journalism) are yet to commence in different colleges.
Moreover, in many other courses the admission process in different courses is still going on. In such a context, it is unfortunate that the University has declared such an early date for closing admissions into its B. Tech in Humanities course," said Sujit Kumar, a student activist.
The students who were refused submission of admission forms also alleged that the CIC officials asked them to immediately leave the campus as their concerns will not be considered. "It is the fault of University which is yet to complete admission process in different courses.
The arbitrary functioning of CIC reflects that it considers itself above the University rules. However, CIC officials clarified that the students were given proper time to submit their admission forms and ruled out any possibility of extending the date of form submission further.