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volume-10, 8 - 14 June 2019

DELHI UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

Dr. Sheetal Kapoor

The moment Class XII results are declared, the search for good colleges and Universities by students and parents begins in order to shape their future starts. It is a dream come true for many students who aspire to get admission in DU. Delhi University (DU) is a public central academic university which offers admission in multiple specializations under various undergraduate (UG) courses (B.A, B.Sc, B.Com,

B Voc) and postgraduate (PG) courses (MA, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Tech) on the basis of qualifying degree merit/ Entrance Examination marks. DU, this temple of learning was established in 1922 and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars from all over India. DU is strongly committed to learning and has been a path-setter in moulding the careers of many students. It offers huge opportunities to students coming from all over India or abroad to excel in academics, research, sports, extra co-curricular activities and is a role-model and path-setter for other Universities in the country. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students to come forward and build their careers but also is a steppingstone in national development.

The University of Delhi began its journey in 1922 with three colleges, two faculties (Arts and Science) and about 750 students. Presently it has grown into one of the largest Universities in India. At present, there are 90 Colleges, 87 Departments, and 13 Centres, spread all over Delhi.

DU Under-Graduate Admissions: Delhi University offers admissions to various undergraduate programmes through merit/entrance under the three-year UG programme structure. Candidates who have cleared the Intermediate level examination under C.B.S.E. or any equivalent examination, with the minimum qualifying marks for each of the courses, can pursue UG courses in the University of Delhi. The registration process for under graduate admission has begun from 30th May, 2019. Since last year, the portal for the merit based and entrance based UG courses has been integrated. The first cut off list is expected to come out in the third week of June. Candidates seeking admission in the undergraduate courses offered by DU can register online at the centralized UG admission portal. After registration, candidates would need their individual log-in IDs and passwords to fill the Delhi University 2019 application form. Candidates can apply in multiple programmes/ courses through a single online registration form. No extra fee would be charged for choosing multiple progr-ammes/ courses. Registration for DU admission 2019 will be through central portal and no separate registration for entrance based courses is required. Thus, aspirants can register for all courses through the centralized admission portal.

DU conducts online entrance exam for nine professional UG courses. They are Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BA Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in physical Education, health education and Sports, BA H in multimedia and mass communication.

Registration and submission of online forms must be done in online mode only. Through the DU application form, candidates can apply for all the programmes offered by each college under the university, except two colleges i.e., St. Stephen's College and Jesus & Mary College as they announce their individual online application form for UG admissions. Candidates are free to choose as many programmes in as many colleges as they wish through the common online DU application form 2019. The candidates must ensure that they submit the filled in DU application form 2019 before the last date. If they fail to do so DU will cancel their candidature and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Highlights of DU Admission Procedure 2019

*Online Registration: The candidates seeking admission to UG merit based/ entrance programme have to register through online registration.

*Cut-offs: The candidates are advised to check the centralized Admission Web Portal and respective college website for cut-offs for different programmes.

*Selection of Colleges/ Programmes: The applicants who meet the required cut-off should login to the UG admission portal into their individual account and select the college/ programme where the applicant wishes to take admission and meets the desired cut-off criterion.

*Verification of documents at Colleges: The applicant must take a  print out of the admission form along with the list of required documents/certificates and proceed to the respective college for verification of mark-sheet/certificates, calculation of cut-off percentage depending on the programme/course.

*Approval of admission: The college would retain the original certificates of approved applicant in order to avoid multiple admissions. The certificates would remain with the colleges during the admission process. After this, the college would approve the admission on the UG admission portal. However, the colleges need to promptly return the documents in case student withdraws/cancels the admission or student wishes to appear in counselling of any other university/ institute.

*Online payment of Admission fee: The applicant are required to log-on to the UG admission portal to make the online Admission Fee payment through the available online payment options.

*Registration Fee for DU 2019 Admission: The registration fee for admission of DU 2019 would be paid during the online registration process through any one of the payment modes available. The registration process would be completed only after realization of the online registration fee.

PG, M. Phil and Ph. D admissions would begin from 3rd June. For more detail's students can go to the Delhi University official portal www.du.ac.in and attend the Counselling and Open House Sessions in various colleges before seeking admission. For further query students can contact the Student Welfare Office, North Campus, whose enquiry number is 011-27667092 or South Campus and their enquiry number is 011-24116178.

The author is Associate Professor, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.

E-mail: sheetal_kpr@hotmail. com

Views expressed are personal.