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DU, JNU, Anna University admissions 2021: Status of undergraduate admission process in top universities

Some universities are waiting for the board results to be declared to begin with merit-based admission, while others will be conducting their entrance test in the upcoming weeks. The registration process has begun in some universities.

UG admission 2021, DU, Du admission, college admission The Union Education Ministry had constituted a committee to look into modalities for the CUCET for admissions to all undergraduate courses at central universities as suggested under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. (Representational image)

After the cancellation of Class 12 exams by CBSE and most state boards, students are now desperately waiting for the undergraduate admissions to begin. Candidates from across the country eye a seat in prestigious universities, including the University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University, and Anna University among others.

Here’s the list of top universities that have released the application form or have announced exam dates. We will keep updating this page as and when more universities will release dates.

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Delhi University

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DU will begin the registration process for admissions by July 15. The schedule for the registration process for the undergraduate admissions is tentative, chairman (admissions) Rajeev Gupta had said. The dates have been worked out with the assumption that other school boards would have declared their results by then. However, Gupta said this was just a tentative schedule.

The varsity had earlier proposed 50 per cent weightage to CUCET and 50 per cent to Class 12 marks. However, with cancelled board exams, it is likely that the admissions this year will be merit-based. The university officials have ruled out the option of entrance exams for this year.

Read | Delhi University UG admission to be based on merit, entrance exam not an option yet: DU officials


JNU admits students to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses through the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE). The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to begin the registration process for JNUEE 2021 in June. Candidates appearing for the entrance examination will have to fill the application form before the last date of submission.


“We will conduct the JNU entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If the entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at later date, we’ll surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigour,” JNU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar had earlier told ANI.

The varsity was ranked in the 561-570 bracket in the recently announced QS World University Rankings 2022.

IP University 

The IP University has released the application form for this year’s admissions. Candidates can register themselves at and The last date to apply is July 15. Admissions are open for UG, PG, PhD and MPhil courses for both Indian and international students.


Admission in BTech, BArch, and medical courses is done on the basis of JEE Main, NATA and NEET scores. Students willing to join BCA, BSc, BEd, BPT, BOT, BPO, BBA, BA, BHCT will have to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET). Admission will be done based on performance in the entrance test.

Anna University

The Anna University admissions to all the programmes generally begin in August every year. Admissions to all the courses are either entrance or merit-based. For BE/BTech courses, students have to appear for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu. The registration process and exam dates for TNEA 2021 are yet to be announced.

For MBA, MArch, MPlan and MCA, candidates have to appear for TANCET 2021. The exam was conducted in March 2021 before the Covid-19 second wave. However, the counselling process for TANCET 2021 is yet to begin.

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has begun admission process for various undergraduate courses and the last date to apply is July 8 (without late fees). Candidates who miss the deadline can submit forms by paying late fees latest by July 15. Interested students can apply for admission at the official website –

Candidates awaiting the result of their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for admission. However, they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of the concerned course of study at the time of admission.

Jadavpur University


Jadavpur University offers a number of undergraduate programmes in the field of engineering, pharmacy, architecture, science, arts, commerce, among various others. Apart from BE and BTech, it also offers BPEd, BArch, B.Lib.I.Sc, BSc, BA and BPharma at UG level.

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The admission to BTech and BE courses is done on the basis of WBJEE scores, while students are admitted to full-time BA programmes on a candidate’s score in the previous qualifying examination. The WBJEE 2021 is scheduled to be held on July 11.

Osmania University

The Osmania University offers admissions to various UG, PG and PhD courses based on merit and entrance exams. Admission to BTech, BE, BPharm is done on the basis of the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2021, which is scheduled to be held on 5-9 July.


Students in BBA, BCom, BA, BSc and BCA are admitted based on merit lists. The process is likely to begin after the declaration of Class 12 results.

Jamia Hamdard

The Jamia Hamdard University has started the registration process for admissions for the academic year 2021-22. Candidates can apply for up to eight programmes through a single application form. The forms are available at jamiahamdard.nopaperforms. The last date for submission of the online application form is July 25.

The university admits students through scores in national level tests such as NEET/ JEE/ CLAT. But, because these exams have been delayed, the varsity will adopt an alternative scheme for admissions. “We will be facilitating the admission process to this extraordinary situation without compromising on merit, we have devised “appropriate procedures” which are “fair and transparent” and we will surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of the lost time without compromising the academic rigour,” said Professor MA Jafri, Vice-Chancellor Jamia Hamdard.

Hyderabad University

The University of Hyderabad is inviting online application forms for its entrance examinations and admissions to various courses for the academic year (AY) 2021-22. The application process will be open from June 21 to July 20.

The entrance exams will be held online/offline at 39 centres across the country during August/September 2021. However, the university will not conduct its entrance exam at those centres where the number of applications received is less than 300. There are 2328 seats being offered for admissions to 117 courses. This includes 17 integrated courses, 46 PG courses, 10 MTech and 44 PhD programmes.

First published on: 16-06-2021 at 10:21:07 am
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