Delhi University (DU) may have received a record number of applications for admission to its undergraduate courses this year, but four of every five applicants wishing to enroll into the university belong to Delhi and neighbouring states, data reveals. This year, the university received a record 2.85-lakh applications, with more than 1.34 lakh of those applying belonging to Delhi-NCR alone.
After Delhi, rush for admission into the university is from applicants from neighbouring states like UP, Haryana and Rajasthan. While around 62,000 UP students applied to DU this year, Haryana has 38,956 applicants. Rajasthan with a little more than 9,000 applicants is also among the top five states with the maximum number of applicants along with Bihar (14,000 applicants).
The university has received lukewarm response from southern states with a few hundred applicants applying from every state. Kerala with 841 applicants has the highest number of applicants from southern states followed by Tamil Nadu (462), Telangana (404), Andhra Pradesh (270) and Karnataka (194).
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Response from students of Northeast states too is lukewarm. Students from Arunachal Pradesh (441), Assam (1,958), Meghalaya (136), Manipur (1,464), Mizoram (255), Nagaland (192) and Tripura (176) make up only a small fraction of the total applicants.