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DU Admissions 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Over 25,000 students register on day 1

DU Admissions Form 2020, Delhi University Admission 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The registrations begin at Students will not have to select a preference of subjects or colleges while registering and every applicant will be eligible for all courses and all colleges across DU, based on their merit.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2020 10:22:54 pm
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DU Admissions 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The University of Delhi (DU) has activated the registration link for the admissions to undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil, and PhD level courses at The registrations link will be activated until July 4. This year, the entire admission process will go online and will be held in a contact-less manner.

Even as most of the boards including CBSE and UP Board — from where most of the applicants for DU come from — are yet to declare their result for class 12 exams, the registration cycle has begun. Students will be allowed to update their application forms with their marks, once the result will be declared.  Further, the merit-lists will also be declared after the result of CBSE Board exams.

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In a major change, students will not have to select a preference of subjects or colleges while registering and every applicant will be eligible for all courses and all colleges across DU, based on their merit.

This year, trials for sports and co-curricular activities will not be held. Sports, ECA, NCC together marked for five per cent supernumerary seats across the varsity. These measures are taken to ensure safety and the least number of students having to visit the varsity campus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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22:22 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Over 25,000 applications within 6 hours

A total of 25,889 students have registered on the first day of the opening of the registration portal by Delhi University. The application process began at 5 pm on June 20 and by 10:15 pm on the same day, over 25,000 students had already applied for admission at the varsity. Most of the applications - 19543 - have been received for undergraduate courses, followed by 5889 for postgraduate courses and 457 for PhD courses.

21:09 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Applications to close on July 4

The application process has begun today at and will close on July 4. Students will have around 15 days' time to apply. Last year over 2 lakh students had applied for Delhi University (DU). There are over 64,000 seats in the varsity

20:24 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Certificates required for registrations

Class X Certificate
Class XII Marksheet
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate, if applicable
EWS Certificate, if applicable
ECA/Sports categories must upload self- attested copies of the requisite certificates

20:22 (IST)20 Jun 2020
How to take admission in minority colleges

It is mandatory for the applicants who wish to apply to Christian minority colleges to enter the university registration number in the online form provided by the minority colleges. Applicants from the Sikh minority colleges need to produce a certificate from the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) certifying their minority status, at the time of admission

20:20 (IST)20 Jun 2020
List of existing NCWEB Under-Graduate centres Open on Saturday:

1. Aryabhatta College
2. Bhagini Nivedita College
3. College of Vocational Studies
4. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College
5. Hansraj College
6. Jesus & Mary College
7. Keshav Mahavidyalaya
8. Ramanujan College
9. Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women

20:20 (IST)20 Jun 2020
List of existing NCWEB centres Open on Sunday

1. Aditi Mahavidyalaya
2. Bharati College
3. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar College
4. Janki Devi Memorial College
5. Kalindi College
6. Lakshmi Bai College
7. Maharaja Agrasen College
8. Maitreyi College
9. Mata Sundri College
10. Miranda College
11. Motilal Nehru College
12. PGDAV College
13. Rajdhani College
14. Satyawati College (Evening)
15. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce,
16. Sri Aurobindo College
17. Vivekananda College

20:19 (IST)20 Jun 2020
What are NCWEB admissions?

The Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) is established in 26 UG centres and one PG centre, with approximately 32,000 students. The 26 UG centres run in various colleges of the University of Delhi. Only female students can apply for NCWEB admissions. These admissions will be on the correspondence mode. Non-Collegiate students are not allowed to simultaneously pursue any other full-time courses. Students also have to maintain minimum of 66.67% attendance. There are 50 teaching days in an academic session year, held either on Saturdays or Sundays and during the academic breaks of the University of Delhi. At the Under-graduate centres, classes are held between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

20:15 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Single form for admission, select colleges anyway

Even as students will be eligible for all colleges ad courses, they still can choose up to five courses and colleges in order of their preference. These preferences will be utilized later in the allotment of course and college, as per university.

20:12 (IST)20 Jun 2020
How will ECA and sports admissions take place?

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID -19 pandemic and prevailing public health guidelines, admission based on ECA will take place for the category of NCC and NSS only and admission based on Sports will take place without the conduct of Sports Trial. Representation of at least 1% each (of total intake capacity of the college) of ECA and Sports is mandatory for all colleges, subject to a ceiling of 5% (of total intake capacity of the college) in total for ECA and Sports together. These are supernumerary seats.

20:08 (IST)20 Jun 2020
22.5% seats reserved for SC, ST candidates and 27% for OBC

As many as 22.5% of the total numbers of seats are reserved for applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, interchangeable if necessary). 27% seats will be reserved for the applicants belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non-creamy layer, central list).

20:02 (IST)20 Jun 2020
DU entrance exam pattern

The written entrance test, of two hours duration, will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) (four choices each) designed to evaluate the aptitude of the applicants through areas as relevant to each subject. There will be 100 questions. Each correct answer will get a score of plus 4 marks, each wrong answer will get a score of minus 1 mark. For admission to Music courses, the entrance test will be of a practical nature where students will have to record and send videos of them singing.

19:54 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Webinar to replace open house

This year, students will not be able to attend open house sessions held at the University of Delhi (DU) to resolve queries of students and parents. This year, the same has been replaced by webinars. The first open house will start from next week onward. While earlier sessions will be on registration process, the later ones will be on admission process, counselling sessions to help students chose right course or college and cut-off or merit calculation rules among others.

19:08 (IST)20 Jun 2020
What is a special cut-off

The university will release five cut-offs. In case a college still has vacant seats after the announcement of all five cut-offs, and the college has declared three cut-offs for the course and the seats are still vacant, then a special cut-off will be released by the college for the said course. These seats will not be filled by students transferring from one DU-affiliated college to another and only those who have not got seats yet will be eligible to apply.

19:05 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Which subjects will make best of four for your courses? Check here

BA (Hons.) Hindi Patrakarita - Best of four will have Hindi language and three best academic/elective subjects. Mass media will be treated as an academic subject for admission to these courses.

BA (Hons.) Journalism - Mass media will be treated as an academic subject for admission to this course. The merit shall be determined on the basis of the English language and three best courses

BCom (H) + BCom - An aggregate of 45% or more in English/Hindi and combination of best three among the following subjects: Mathematics, Accountancy, Economics, and Business Studies/ Commerce

BSc Computer Science - Best of four will include Mathematics, language and best three subjects

BSc Comp Science (H) - Best of four will include Mathematics, language, and any two from chemistry, physics, or computer science. Students who did not have maths will have to face a cut of 2% marks.

18:52 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Theory and practical marks should be 70:30 ratio

To be eligible for admission, applicants should have passed theory and practical separately. Any paper with both theory and practical component will be considered only in the ratio 70 (theory) : 30 (practical) will be considered by the university. If the theory component of the paper is less than 70%. The applicant will have to separately fill the online admission form the marks obtained and maximum marks for theory and practical each, and the totals, as per their mark sheet, according to the university guidelines. In case the theory/practical breakup is not specified, the applicant will be required to enter only their total marks in the first field (“Theory”) for that paper in the online Registration Form

18:49 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Name of subject in DU form different from your state board? Here is what to do

In case the name of the subject as mentioned by the university is different for that in the board, then students will have to get an equivalence certificate from their schools to verify the same. This equivalence certificate must be accompanied by a copy of the syllabus of the paper attested by the principal or head of the institution. The name of the subjects in DU is mentioned as per CBSE curriculum. Further, if the applicant has studied “Botany” and “Zoology” separately, the total of marks in both these papers must be entered in the respective fields for theory and practicals under the heading “Biology” in the field provided in your admission form.

18:43 (IST)20 Jun 2020
Math is mandatory for these courses

Students who do not have mathematics in class 12 will not be eligible to apply for these courses - 

BA (H) Economics
BCom (H)
BA (H) Business Economics

18:35 (IST)20 Jun 2020
What is the 5% rule? Why is it abolished?

Till last year, students who change their streams to apply for BA programme used to face a deduction of five per cent. This year, the admission committee colleges to not make the deduction. While addressing media, Shobha Bagai, dean admissions, said, 'the rule was based on the belief that science students score more than humanities and would take a major chunk of seats in BA programmes which are meant for humanities students. However, now that all studies are going interdisciplinary, the rule does not hold any ground. We also wish to make the entire admission process smooth. Most of the colleges have agreed to this as well.'

18:26 (IST)20 Jun 2020
These students will get relaxation in cut-off

To determine their eligibility and merit, applicants from the SC/ST categories will be given 5% relaxation. For OBC candidates, the relaxation is 10% and for PwBD and CW candidates too the relaxation is 5%. Five per cent of relaxation means, if the cut-off is 90%, candidates with relaxation will be allowed for admission with 85% marks. If, after giving the relaxation, the seats for reserved category candidates are still vacant, further relaxation would be given to students and it would not be passed on for open category. However, the relaxed marks cannot be dropped below passing marks.

18:05 (IST)20 Jun 2020
What is registration fee for DU?

The registration fee for merit-based courses is Rs 250. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD/EWS category, the fee is Rs 100. An additional Registration fee for ECA/Sports quota will be Rs 100 while for the entrance-based course, a fee of Rs 750 will be applicable. For reserved category candidates, a fee of Rs 300 will be applicable for entrance-based course. In case a student wishes to cancel their admission, they will have to pay Rs 1,000

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DU admissions 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: While admission to over 64,000 seats will be done on the basis of merit or marks score in class 12, some of the admissions will be done through entrance exam or DUET. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019, for several courses including BMS, BBA, BTech, BElEd, BA MMC among others.