Founded in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential University by the Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly, The University of Delhi (DU) is a premier university of the country with a venerable legacy and international acclaim for highest academic standards, diverse educational programmes, distinguished faculty, illustrious alumni, varied co-curricular activities and modern infrastructure.
DU offers 540 programs which include undergrad programs offered by colleges under the university and also host of post-grad programs including masters, M. Phil and PhD and diploma and certification courses. The university comprises 91 colleges, 16 faculties, 86 departments, 20 centres and 3 institutes. According to 2018-19 data there are 193380 undergrad and 26925 post-grad students.
DU which boasts of highest global standards and best practices in higher education ranks no13 as per MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) (no13) and no 4 by Education World Government Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.
Admission to the prestigious colleges under DU is done either by entrance-exam or by means of merit. The entrance exams are held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) while for merit-based entry the university releases qualification cut-offs every year.
As the university initiates its registration process for the new academic year we at stoodnt.com have collated all the necessary details about getting admission to this premier university.
Changes in the admission process due to the pandemic –
- The entire admission process will be done online and marks (5 %) will not be deducted for changing streams to join BA courses. The university has also brought in an online calculator to help aspirants in filling in their marks.
- There will be Single form for all colleges which indicates restricting choices by choosing one particular course or college. However, all who enrol with Delhi University will be considered for all courses and colleges, based on t merit and candidates can also mention top five choices to be used while assigning colleges or courses. Aspirants will mention subjects and once cut-off lists are released, they will get informed about the courses and colleges they are eligible for.
- Immediately after a student decides on the favourite colleges, the colleges will get his/her request list, accept the requests and mail the overpayment details. On paying the amount admission will be completed.
- No trials to be held for ECA this year. Candidates (NCC and NSS students only) willing to join music courses will upload videos to be assessed by a panel. Students who earlier joined through sports quota will be selected on the basis of exams and awards. The supernumerary seats will remain only for ECA. Yoga not a part of the university’s sports quota.
- With online examination document verification will also go online and students will have to upload their documents online. Education boards have also been asked to share online links to mark sheets for verification. Eventually the shortlisted candidates will have to produce physical documents as well.
- The tradition of hold open house programs with officials addressing queries of students and parents will be replaced by webinar.
- Modern Indian Languages have been enlisted as academic subjects; one can opt for these subjects as a main subject while calculating best four scores.
New registration for students –
- Start Date: 20th June 2020
- Closing Date: 04th July 2020
Dates (unconfirmed) for undergrad admissions 2020 –
- Admission against 2nd cut off list – August 18-20, 2020
- Admission against 3rd cut off list – August 23-25, 2020
- Admission against 4th cut off list – August 28-31, 2020
- Admission against 5th cut off list – September 3-5, 2020
- Admission against special cut off list – September 8-September 9, 2020
Some important info regarding admission soured from the university website –
Please mail your admission related queries to:
- undergraduate2020 @admission.du.ac.in (For queries related to UG admission)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (For queries related to PG/M.Phil/Ph.D admission)
The applicants may also contact the following numbers (from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
For Payment related grievances, contact the following numbers
Documents required for applying
• 10th Class Board Certificate
• 12th Class Marks-sheet, if result declared
• Caste Certificate
• Scanned Photograph and signature
• Income Certificate (for OBC-NCL) (if and when applicable)
• The last three years Sports Certificate/s (if and when applicable)
• Extra-curricular activities certificate/s (if and when applicable)
• Email ID and mobile number
**** Candidates whose class 12th results are yet to be declared, DU will reopen the portal to update the marks once the results are announced.
Top DU colleges
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**The colleges are listed on a random manner and do not have connotation to rankings.
Advantages of studying at DU
The university is known for high quality education imparted by experienced and qualified faculty members, at affordable fees. The flexibility offered give scopes to explore freelance job opportunities or take up other activities of individual interest by being members of different clubs and societies operating in the affiliated colleges, facilitating personality development and networking opportunities.
Additionally, students have strong chances of getting attractive on-campus jobs with reputed companies at the end of their courses.