A proposal to abolish the age limit for admission to colleges for degree courses is under the consideration of the University Grants Commission. This step is being taken to simplify procedures for admissions. The U.G.C. has already recommended the scrapping of the cumbersome requirement regarding migration certificates. In regard to the age restriction, more than 50 universities in the country have prescribed age limits for admission to various degree courses. In Delhi, for instance, unless a student completes 16 years he is not admitted into the B.A. first year. The U.G.C. has taken the view that it is unfair to refuse admission to a student just because he has not completed the prescribed age. Even if a candidate is short by a few days, he is not eligible for higher studies now. Only last year, the student who stood first in the higher secondary examination, Delhi, with record marks, was refused admission to a college because he was under-aged.