Delhi University Admissions for Undergraduate Courses Start Today

While the registration is starting from 30 May, DU has not specified the date till which the portal will remain open

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The online registration for admission in Delhi University's undergraduate programme will begin on Thursday, 30 May. However, admissions for the postgraduate courses, postgraduate diploma in cyber security and law and Mphil/PhdD will begin on Monday, 3 June.

This has by far been the most delayed admission session. The registration process of all the programmes will be completely online for all categories.

While the registration is starting from 30 May, the university has not specified the date till which the portal will remain open and accessible to aspirants.

HC Order Led to Delay in Admissions: DU

The University, meanwhile, on Thursday attributed the delay in start of its admission process, despite announcement of results by different boards, to a Delhi High Court order which has asked the varsity to realign its admission process with the reevaluation process.

"Last year, the Delhi High Court had ordered the varsity to delay its admission process so that students who are awaiting their reevaluation results can also be a part of the admission process so that they do not lose out,” Professor Rajeev Gupta, Dean, Students' Welfare, told PTI.

"This year, the reevaluation process has already started and the results will be out in a couple of days," he added.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had written to Delhi University to align their admission process with the preponed result schedule of the Class 12 board examination.

DU Admissions: Eligibility Criteria

As per the University of Delhi, the students applying for admission in DU must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed their Class 12 examination from CBSE or any other recognised state board. Those applying in the minority institutions can also apply online for undergraduate admissions.
  • The eligibility criteria of Delhi University UG admission 2019 stand common for all the colleges affiliated to the university, except for St Stephen's and Jesus and Mary College.
  • No minimum age bar is mentioned for the applicants of University of Delhi admission 2019.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories must check the special eligibility prescribed for the same before applying for Delhi University admission 2019.

The university is mulling over giving full scholarships to students whose parents are unemployed or deceased.

“The University of Delhi is considering providing full scholarships to students whose both parents are deceased or unemployed and half fee waiver to those students whose earning member is deceased in order to cover their college or university fee,” the varsity said.

Open day sessions where aspirants and their parents can understand the admission process will be organised by the Dean Students' Welfare Office on 31 May, 3 June and 8 June between 10 am and 1:30 pm at the Conference Centre in DU's North Campus.

A help desk in the conference centre will also be installed to assist candidates.

This year, DU will be effecting a 10 percent increase in seats for economically weaker sections. The students will have to specify whether they are from Economically Weaker Sections and will have to upload a certificate as proof.

For making the entire process easy and inclusive the admissions committee has tried to offer an inclusive approach to students.

"The admission committee in its approach has been very inclusive and accommodative. They have tried their level best to make the admission process easy and efficient. Online calculator, mapping of the subjects from state boards and protection and promotion of Modern Indian Languages are few important steps taken in this direction by the Admission Committee," said Rasal Singh, Member, Academic Council, DU to NDTV.

This year, DU has decided to put marksheets and other academic documents of students seeking admission to its colleges to forensic test.

The varsity will provide colleges a list of empanelled agencies from where they can have the documents checked forensically. It provided the direction to various colleges on Tuesday after a meeting of its admission committee.

It is also contemplating issuing smart identity cards to its students from this year.

"Till now, different colleges issued different identity cards. From this year, the identity cards will look similar but have the name of the individual colleges stamped on it," he said.

This would enable the university to directly check the authenticity of marksheets of the applicants claiming to have passed out from a CBSE-affiliated school.

(With inputs from NDTV)

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