It is that time of the year again when students stand in a beeline to get admission in the most coveted colleges of Delhi University. A tentative admission schedule for the upcoming session of 2019-2020 was announced last Friday.
Admissions to undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD programmes in DU are likely to begin on April 15. Interested candidates can fill the application forms online on the official website of DU: www.du.ac.in
DU is the premier university of the country known not only for its high standards in teaching and research but also for its high cut off lists with some even demanding a perfect score of 100%.
It offers about 81 undergraduate courses and 153 postgraduate courses. The admissions are conducted for over 56,000 seats across 63 colleges.
As per the tentative schedule announced by Rajeev Gupta, Chairman of admission committee and Dean of students’ welfare, this year the process will start a month earlier.
“We felt we should complete our admission process before the new semester starts; that’s why the decision was taken to start early,” he said.
The admission process will come to an end on May 7. However, for the first time, the portal will be reopened for candidates on May 20 for a period of two weeks to enable them to correct their application forms and to update marks and courses. The university has received a number of complaints in the past and this step was taken keeping in mind the long standing demands of the students.
There is yet another change in the admission process this year. Admissions through Extra Co-Curricular activities and sports fitness trials will begin from May 20, days before the main cut-off list is released. Gupta said
“These admissions are largely based on the trials and have nothing to do with the cut-off list. So, we will not wait for the cut-off lists and will start admissions under the ECA and sports quota early.” 5% of seats in all colleges are reserved for ECA and sports quota.
DU also comes bearing gifts for candidates who wish to change their streams. Unlike previous years when 5% marks were deducted for a change in a
The university is also in talks with CBSE to use the Board’s database in order to access students’ marks. If these talks become a success, then the students will no longer need to upload their documents.
Apart from this, colleges have been asked to include representatives from various categories such as SC, ST, OBC, EWS, and from North-East in their Grievance Committees.
Rajeev Gupta also clarified that the elections will not interfere with DU’s admission schedule. He said, “Our schedule is providing 10-15 days’ time, and the elections for any place would only take place on one day. Anyway, all the process is to be done online.”
With many changes being brought in this year’s admission process, we wish the interested candidates good luck!
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