In keeping with other years, the 2016 University of Delhi (DU) undergraduate admissions are also being met with an overwhelming response. As of June 8, the number of candidates registered with the varsity touched 2,05,710 with 1,05,482 of them completing both the application process and fee payment. According to university sources, the number of female and male applicants is 53,815 and 51,661 respectively. Six candidates from ‘others’ category and 533 from PWD category have also applied.
This is the first time that DU has taken its admission process completely online – starting from registration to seeking admission in a college after the cut-offs are announced. The university has also asked students to upload all relevant documents online this year. Even payment of college fees has to be done online through one of the various online options available on the UG admission portal. A student will need to visit the college only for confirmation of his/her admission and verification of documents.
In order to make the online process easier, DU has been organising open house sessions, uploading YouTube videos and setting up a call facility at the Dean of Students’ Welfare Office. Help-centres are set-up in 24 Colleges, in order to assist admission seekers with limited resources for online registration. Applicants can visit theses centres for getting assistance with the ongoing undergraduate admission process.
For assistance to those applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category, two centres at the Equal Opportunity Cell in North Campus and Joint Dean Students’ Welfare Office in South campus have been set up till the 19th of June.
The registration process will close on the 19th of June. Only 5 cut-off lists will be released this year, after which colleges will follow their own admission criterion based on the vacancy of seats. The First list will be released on the 27th of June, after which 4 subsequent lists will be released on the 1st, 7th, 12th and 16th of July respectively.