Delhi University (DU) announced its much-awaited admission schedule
From 6 P.M. today, Delhi University (DU) will begin accepting online registration for around 60 undergraduate courses, spread over 63 colleges in the capital. The total number of seats on offer this year are 56,000 and include an additional 2,000 seats that have been added on account of new courses being introduced.
Last year, 2,50,000 students had applied for admissions. This year the number of applicants is expected to be higher. The criteria for selection to regular undergraduate courses will be the marks attained in Class XII examinations.
With CBSE doing away with the system of moderation, wherein additional marks were given for difficult questions, it is expected to lower the DU cut-off marks by one or two percentage points.
Here is all the information you will need relating to the online admissions process
- Online registrations open on: 22 May (Monday), 2017
- Online registrations close on: 12 June (Monday), 2017
- 1st Admissions list announcement: 20 June (Tuesday), 2017
- 2nd Admission list announcement: 24 June (Saturday), 2017
- 3rd Admission list announcement: 1 July (Saturday), 2017
- 4th Admission list announcement: 7 July (Friday), 2017
- 5th Admission list announcement: 13 July (Thursday), 2017
- 6th Admission list announcement: 18 July (Tuesday), 2017
- Classes commence on: 20 July (Thursday), 2017
- Admission close on: 16 August (Wednesday), 2017
Online registration fees (non-refundable) for Undergraduate Courses
- For General and OBC category students: Rs 150.00
- For SC/ST/PwD students: Rs 75.00
- For Sports and Extra Curricular Activity quota students: Rs 100.00
Note: From this year, sports quota students will be required to give a sport specific fitness test instead of a general fitness test. Also, the weightage given to the sport trials shall now be 60% instead of the earlier 50%.
List of documents required to be uploaded during registration
- Self-attested copy of Class XII marks sheet (in case results have been announced)
- Self-attested copy of Class X marks sheet
- Applicant’s signature
- Passport size Photograph
- Self-attested copy of special category status like SC/ST/OBC, etc (if applicable)
- Self-attested copy of special category status for Sports and Extra Curricular Activities (if applicable)
Note: In case Marks sheet has not been issued, students can download the marks sheet from the concerned Board website and upload the self-attested copy
New features of the online admission process
Unlike in previous years, students will be able to make changes to their application forms and courses at any time from the time of registration to admission closing dates.
Another very new feature introduced this year will enable students to adjust their admission fee in case they wish to transfer to another college after having submitted the admission fee in the original college.
For instance, if the student has paid Rs 10,000 in College A but decides to transfer to College B, where the fee is Rs 12,000, the student can adjust the amount by simply making the online shift and paying the differential amount of Rs 2,000 to College B.
The following courses offering 1,600 seats will require an Entrance Test
- Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis)
- Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
- B.A. (Hons) Business Economics
- B.A. (Hons) Humanities and Social Sciences
- B.El..Ed Bachelor of Elementary Education
- B.Sc. (P.E., H.E. & S) Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports
- B.A. (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication
- B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation)
- B.A. (Hons) Music
For online registrations, please log on to: www.ug.du.ac.in
New Courses to be introduced from this year
Twenty new courses are being introduced from this year. Some of the new courses include:
- B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
- B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
Advice to students applying in DU colleges
With only 56,000 seats available to over 2.5 lakh applicants, there is great demand for admissions to some of the more popular colleges in DU. This leads to a sense of disappointment and failure among those who fail to get admission in some of these colleges. Please remember, getting a course of your choice is more important than the college that you study in.
Students must keep in mind that life is a long journey and your educational degree is only the first step to a successful career. The college that you study from is not as critical as the ability to apply what you have learnt. This gets exposed during a job interview process that you will attend, post completion of your education.
Therefore, it is better to focus on getting admission in any DU college but pursue the course that you wish to. Have faith in your own ability to get ahead in life rather than worry about the brand name of the college you study in.
Good luck with the admissions process.