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DU admissions: Only 1 transgender applicant; 20,000 lesser applications; category & subject wise applications distribution

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Delhi University, closed the online portal for registrations, on June 22nd, Saturday. A total of 3,67,895 candidates registered for admission at Delhi University, in the academic session 2019-20. Out of which, 2,58,388 candidates proceeded with payments and registered successfully.

It was surprising to see that this year there was only one applicant under the transgender option. As far as, the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) and sports quota is concerned, the NCC was the top preference for candidates under the ECA.

As mentioned on the University’s website, 2.58 Lakh applications were submitted. It has been noticed that nearly 20,000 lesser applications are received by the University this year, in comparison to last year’s data.
Last year, 2.78 Lakh applications were submitted, for a total of 62,000 seats being offered by DU. Out of the total number of applicants, 1.28 Lakh applicants, 1.44 Lakh are boys, and 1.34 Lakh applicants are girls. There are about 1 Lakh applications, that were registered on the portal, but did not make payments.

This year, according to the data available, out of the candidates who applied under the unreserved category, 84,021 are female, and 68,457 are male. Whereas, there are 4,044 male and 3,056 female candidates, who applied under the Schedules Tribe (ST) category. There are over 17,000 male and over 16,000 female candidates, who applied for admission under the Scheduled Caste (SC) category. The number of male candidates under Other Backward Classes (OBC), non-creamy layer quota, are 32,926, and the female candidates under the same category are 22,531. There are 5,528 male and 3,562 female candidates and one candidate from the third gender,
who applied for admission under the newly introduced Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota.

This year, the University is offering a total of 62,000 seats, after the introduction of the EWS category, which bought a 10% increase in the total number of seats under DU, for Under Graduate Admissions, 2019. There will also be separate cut-off lists declared for the EWS category.

Under ECA and Sports quota, the top preferences were Football and NCC, respectively. The top five preferences, which received the maximum number of applications, under the ECA quota are, Debate (English), Quiz, Fine Arts, and Theatre.Over 2,000 candidates applied for admission
under the ECA Quota or Debate (English), while 1,704, 1,626 and 1,563 aspirants chose quiz, Fine Arts and Theatre as their ECA activities. The other activities that emerged among the top 10 are Music (vocal), NSS, Creative Writing, Dance and Debate (Hindi). This year, there are 14 disciplines — Creative Writing, Dance, Debate, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Music, Music-Instrumental (Indian), Music-Instrumental (Western),
Theatre, Quiz, Divinity, NCC, NSS, and Yoga. Athletics, Basketball, Cricket and Volleyball were among the top five sports chosen by candidates, under the Sports Quota. Other Sports, like, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Badminton, Handball, and Taekwondo, are out of the top 10 preferences of the candidates.

The University has announced that the first cut-off list for Under Graduate Admissions will be announced on June 28, followed by second on July 4, third on July 9, fourth on July 15 and the last, fifth cut-off list, on July 20.


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