DU sees the highest number of applications in 3 years

DU sees Highest Number of Applications in 3 Years

The online registration of Delhi University for the admission of courses in Undergraduate (UG) ended on 31st Of September, 2020. The official record shows that around 5.63 lakh of students have applied for the admission. This number has been recorded as the highest in comparison to the last three years. It has been registered that around 2,85,128 aspirants belong to the Central Board of Secondary Education. A number of 12,272 of students belong to the Board of School Education, Haryana. A total of 11,521 students has qualified the Council of the Indian School Certificate Examination. The official figure states that a number of 1,42,526 aspirants are from Delhi. There are 66,657 of candidates from the state of Uttar Pradesh and 50,701 of the candidates are from the state of Haryana.

The last date for the online registration to get admission to the courses through entrance examination in the Delhi University (DU) was July 31, 2020. Earlier, the last date was announced to be 4th Of July, 2020. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the date extended to July 18 and finally the date was announced to be 31st Of July for both the merit-based courses and entrance based courses.

In 2019, Delhi University had 2,58,388 applications. However, this year it has been expected that the cut off marks of the Delhi University will increase as the number of applicants have shown tremendous growth and most of the students in the board exams have scored 95%  altogether. This has increased the competition for taking up the admission. However, Delhi University will conduct the second phase of DU OBE exam for 2020 after 14th Of September. The model of the examination will base on the blended approach as it will include the offline or the physical model and the online for the final semester/ term/ years for the students of UG and PG.

This year 1,83,674 of the students have applied for the courses of Post graduation. Almost 34,306 of the students have applied for the M.Phil and PhD courses. A sum of 3,53,171 students, who, have applied for the registration for the admission in the Delhi University has completed the procedure of payment.

A sum total of 2,22,399 students are under the unreserved category. Out of them, 1,16,482 of the students are females who have applied for undergraduates and 1,05,913 of the students are males. 04 students belong to the other category. These students have completed the procedure for the payment of post-graduation courses. Almost, a number of 69,682 students belong to the category of OBC or Other Backward Class. The number of students belongs to SC or Schedule Caste is 42,293 and almost a sum of 8,624 of the students belongs to the ST category or Schedule Tribes. A sum of 10,173 of the students has applied for the admission. These students belong to the category of Economically Weaker Section or EWS category.

Almost, 76,536 of the aspirants have registered for the courses in Delhi University (DU). They belong to the unreserved category. A sum of 35,115 students belongs to the OBC category and 22, 020 of the students belong to the category of SC or Schedule Caste. A number of 7,710 students are Schedule Tribe or ST whereas; 7,615 of the applicants belong to EWS or Economically Weaker Section. A sum of 21,699 students has completed the payment procedure for the admission in M.Phil and PhD courses.

In this year, many students have applied in the sports quota to getting admission to the University. An additional fee for the registration of the students under sports quota will be Rs 100.

The documents needed for the admission in the university are:

  • Passport-sized photographs of the candidate.
  • The applicant must carry a scanned copy of his/her signature.
  • An applicant must carry a self-attested copy of Class 10 certificate or mark sheet that must ensure the date of birth.
  • An applicant must carry a self-attested copy of Class 12 mark sheet.
  • The applicants belonging under SC/ ST/PwD/ CW/ KM categories must carry a certificate.
  • The candidates belonging to the OBC category must carry a certificate of OBC that is issued on or after the 31st Of March.
  • The Sub-Divisional Magistrate or SDM must issue the certificate of the applicant belonging to the EWS category. It will help the applicant to claim reservation under this category.

An applicant under sports quota must have self-attested copies of sports/ ECA certificates.

This year, the university will not hold any extracurricular activities in the wake of the pandemic. The number of PwD applicants with locomotor disabilities is 496. There are 452 applicants with blindness and 281 of the applicants are suffering from the low vision. The cut off marks will be released in the middle of September.



About Tanmaya Das

Tanmaya Das is an And All blogger, pursuing her Masters in Journalism and Mass communication. She has completed her graduation and masters in Philosophy. During her masters in Journalism and Mass communication, she finished her internship in Times of India, Kolkata and Lokus application. She loves writing mystical stories and travelling. She aspires to be a journalist and an author.

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