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DU Extends Last Date of Application Submission

DU applications, here we come! There is some great news for students who have missed out on the date for the submission of applications for the DU admissions – the date has now been officially extended and you can still log on to the portal and submit your applications. Delhi University or DU was recently in the news when a few students found errors and glitches in the online learning structures. Yet, online applications, online learning and even online examinations may seem to be the only way forward for DU and many other universities and colleges in the entire country. DU has traditionally been known as one of the reputed and oldest institutions with two campuses and many colleges. It is always tough to get into DU with their strict guidelines and rules – yet, even the DU administration seems to have taken pity on students during the pandemic times.

There are a number of reasons for the extension of the DU application dates. The first being the fact that many students were in limbo over the board exams, which have now finally been cancelled and hence, now the students can actually go ahead and apply to the colleges of their choice. Not wanting to lose out on those students, DU has extended the application dates. Further, there were many students who were waiting for the lock down to lift so that they could go abroad for their studies. Yet, that too is not happening and so students are looking at Indian colleges and universities with renewed interest. In the interest of these students, DU has extended its application dates as well. Further, many students from many remote areas also did not have the bandwidth to go online and apply and so the date has been extended for them as well. These developments have worked out very well for students all over the country – especially the hard working and deserving ones.

The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University, is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. The Delhi University is known for its excellence in academics and otherwise. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world recently, the Delhi University has shifted its application submission deadlines further ahead.

Delhi University, or DU, has extended the application deadline for admission to its undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), MPhil and PhD courses till July 18. Earlier, the last date was till July 4. The DU registration process began on June 20, 2020.

The DU admissions 2020 portal for UG programmes will reopen from July 31 to August 9 for updating class 12 marks.

  • In a release, the University of Delhi said admission to undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), MPhil and PhD programmes for the new academic session has been extended from 4 to 18 July.
  • As per the official Delhi University notice released on Saturday. The last date was extended due to the postponement of JEE and NEET and the delay in the CBSE board exam results 2020. A total of 4.77 lakh registrations have been received till now. Delhi University has received 3,25,946 registrations for UG courses, 1,28,833 for PG courses, and 22,701 registrations for MPhil and PhD courses.

How to apply for DU admissions 2020: Students can head off to the official website of Delhi University du.ac.in to complete their DU registrations:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Admissions 2020
  • Based on the course you want to apply for, click on UG/PG/PhD/MPhil
  • On the new tab, fill in your personal details
  • Verify yourself using the code
  • Fill up the form and upload your documents
  • Make your DU admissions fee payment

Few reports:

  • According to a report by The Times of India, the admission process will be likely be extended for a few more days to increase registration numbers and allow the candidates to pay off their registration fees and complete the registration process. The Delhi University is supposed to close the application process on July 4.
  • According to Jagran Josh report, 4,04,315 candidates have registered themselves at the Delhi University so far. The Delhi University has received 2.8 lakh applications for undergraduate courses. However, only 1.59 lakh candidates have paid their application fee to confirm admission status so far.  

The Christian Minority College, Jesus and Mary College has released its application form on June 30. The last date of filling DU application form 2020 for Jesus and Mary College is July 15. There is a common application form of DU for all the UG level of programmes offered in all the 91 affiliated DU colleges, except Jesus and Mary College and St. Stephen’s College. The process of filling out the DU application form 2020 is solely online and no DU application form sent to the university via post/courier will be accepted. To fill the application form of DU, candidates have to register first, then fill their personal, academic, and contact details in the DU application form and upload a photograph and signature as well as other requisite documents.


Before filling the DU UG admission form, candidates must make sure they fulfil the DU eligibility criteria of their desired courses. By filling the DU registration form online, candidates avail for the admission in their desired courses surrounding Arts, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Medical, Management, and Law field of academics. The DU admission is based on the entrance test for some of the UG programmes, while that for most of the UG programmes are based on the merit basis. The online registration for DU admission gives an option for candidates to choose between the merit-based and entrance based admission. For admission into Medical/Dental and MBA courses, marks of NEET and CAT are considered. Read this article to know about DU 2020 application form release date, step-by-step process of filling the application form, fee, eligibility criteria, and others. 

In an official statement, the varsity said to in Indian Express, “Despite the pandemic situation (caused) due to the COVID-19, the university has received a tremendous response. The decision of extension of the registration has been taken keeping in view of the notification of the declaration of the class 12 result by CBSE and postponement of the JEE and NEET examination.”

About Netra Sawhney

Netra Sawhney is a young and upcoming writer who is at her best when she is writing for education and financial topics. She is an And All blogger who also regularly writes and reads up on financial issues for millennials!

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