Admissions 2016

From dates to docs : Your complete guide to UG Admissions’16

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After a lot of hustle and bustle, The University of Delhi has begun its much anticipated admissions to Undergraduate Courses via complete online registration for the session 2016-17 today. With the admissions going completely online this year, the varsity has introduced some crucial changes to the admission procedure which must be kept in mind by all the hopeful candidates. Read along as we try to collate all the important information for you about this admission season.

I. The registration process 

Every DU aspirant is required to register online on the DU UG Admissions Portal in order to be eligible for admission to various DU colleges and courses. Online registration details are available on the following UG admission portal:

In order to not miss out on any crucial dates and deadlines, take a look at the important dates that you must be well versed with, in the table below:

A. Important dates: 

Online registrations begin

1 June 2016

Closing date for online registrations

19 June 2016

Release of first-cut off list

27 June 2016

Commencement of classes

20 July 2016

Closing date of admissions

16 August 2016

B. Online registration fee for admission to UG Courses (2016-17) 

The registration fee for the UG form is to be paid online. It is significant to note that a candidate’s application submission process shall be completed only after payment of the online registration fee. The fee structure for online registration for different categories are as given below:

Registration fee for UR/OBC

Rs. 100 (Non-refundable)

Registration fee for SC/ST/PwD Rs. 50 (Non-refundable)
Registration fee for Sports/ECA

Rs. 100 (Additional, Non-refundable)

After payment of the online registration fee, corrections, additions, deletions etc. in any manner shall not be allowed in the registration form. The candidates are, therefore, advised to fill their forms carefully. Candidates can fill as many Course Choices as they want. There will be no extra fee being charged for the same.

C. Important documents to keep handy during online registration 

In the Mandatory upload section, the applicant has to upload the following items:

a) Passport size photograph of the applicant. The specification of the passport size photo is same as that used in the Indian Passport.

b) Scanned signature of the applicant

c) Self attested copy of Class X Board Certificate (for the date of birth)

d) Self attested Class XII Marks-Sheet, if result is announced. (In case Mark-Sheet is not issued by the Board then the self attested copy of the Mark-Sheet downloaded from the respective boards’ website should be uploaded).

e) Self attested copy of SC/ST/OBC/PwD/KM/CW Certificate, if applicable.

f) Self attested copy of income certificate (for OBC non-creamy layer) Certificate, if applicable.

g) Self attested copy of Sport Certificate(s) for last three years, if applicable.

h) Self attested copy of Extra Curricular Activities Certificate(s), if applicable.

The University will accept self-attested copies of documents / papers provided by the students. The varsity has made it clear that if any false attestation / falsified records are detected, the student will be debarred from attending any course in the University / or its Colleges for next five years and in addition, a criminal case under relevant sections of IPC will be instituted against him/her. 

III. Eligibility criteria for various courses:

The most important question that arises while taking admission in DU is the confusion and ambiguity of whether a student is actually eligible for the course of his/her choice. The university thus, like each year, has come up with a comprehensive list of eligibility criteria for various courses across the three streams of Arts, Commerce and Science.

You can take a look at the UG Bulletin of Information for more insight about the eligibility criteria here.  

III. The Admission Process after release of first cut-off

An aspiring DU student must keep a regular check on the university website and the website(s) of the college(s) of the candidate’s choice. As per the varsity, the First Cut-Off list will be released on 27th June, 2016, therefore, a candidate must keep a tab on the DU website around the same date.

It must be kept in mind that the announcement of cut-off lists for all courses/categories (UR/OBC/SC/ST/PwD/KM) will be made through University website. Once the cut-off list is released, the candidates who meet the requisite cut-off will have to login to the UG admission portal and select the college/course where the candidate wishes to take admission and check whether he or she meets the desired cut-off criterion.

Once the candidate meets the cut-off and the rest of the criteria for the specific course he/she wants to pursue, the aspirant will have to take the print out of the admission form and together with the list of documents (as mentioned above) proceed to the respective college for verification of mark sheet, calculation of cut-off percentage depending on the course and verification of other documents. The schedule for verification of documents in the colleges is as given below:




Online Registration

01st June 2016 (Wednesday) at 12 noon to 19th June 2016 (Sunday) at 06:00 PM**


Notification of First admission List by the Colleges

27th June 2016 ( Monday)

9 AM

Document verification and Approval of Admission

27th June 2016 ( Monday ) to 29th June, 2016 (Wednesday)

Up to 1 PM*

Notification of Second Admission List by the Colleges

01st July 2016 ( Friday )

9 AM

Document verification and Approval of Admission

01st July 2016 (Friday) to 04th July, 2016 (Monday)

Up to 1 PM*

Notification of Third Admission List by the Colleges

7th July 2016 ( Thursday)

9 AM

Document verification and Approval of Admission

7th July 2016 ( Thursday) to 9th July 2016 (Saturday)

Up to 1 PM

Notification of Fourth Admission List by the Colleges (if any) 12th July 2016 (Tuesday) 9 AM
Document verification and Approval of Admission 12th July 2016 (Tuesday) to 14th July 2016 (Thursday) Up to 1 PM*
Notification of Fifth Admission List by the Colleges (if any) 16th July 2016 ( Saturday) 9 AM
Document verification and Approval of Admission 16th July 2016 ( Saturday) to 19th July 2016 (Tuesday) Up to 1 PM

Time given in the Table is for the verification of the documents and approval of admission in the colleges. Once the college approves admission, the candidate is permitted to make online admission fee payment till 12 noon of the next day of the given admission list deadline.

For Evening Colleges however, the time would be between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Once the college approves admission, the candidate is permitted to make online admission fee payment till 12 noon of the next day of the given admission list deadline. The online registration and registration fee payment shall continue till 06:00 PM of 19th June 2016. However, those applicants who have confirmed their online registration at the UG admission portal till 06:00 PM of 19th June 2016 shall be permitted to submit online registration fee till 12 noon of 20th June 2016.

IV. Admission process to be followed post the 5th Cut-Off list:

If the seats remain vacant after fifth cut-off list, the following process shall be followed to fill vacant seats in the colleges.

i. The colleges shall notify the status of vacant seats (course-wise and category-wise) on the university portal as well as on their website and college notice board.

ii. Only those candidates who had registered earlier on the UG admission portal will be eligible for this admission process. The candidate is again required to apply online through UG admission portal and choose the course/college wherever seats are available and as per the notified schedule only.

iii. The application of such candidates will be received online only for 3 days, each in two phases.

iv. The college will prepare a merit list of all candidates who have applied in the college online with their names, online registration number and Best of Four/PCM/PCB etc. (whichever is applicable) for each course and display the complete merit list on its website and notice board.

v. The college will also notify the merit list with names and registration number of candidates eligible for admission against vacant seats.

vi. The admission of the candidates, whose names appear in the merit list prepared by the college for each course, will be admitted in next two days on merit basis only against vacant seats. The admission process will however be only online as earlier.

vii. Three such lists with names of eligible candidates for admission as per the seats available should be brought out according to the schedule announced by the University.

viii. After three such cut-offs, if the seats still remain vacant or the list has been exhausted, the college will again invite applications online through university portal as above (points 2 & 3). The subsequent admission process will be similar as notified (refer points 1 to 6).

The application and Admission Schedule after Fifth Cutoff in colleges wherever seats are vacant can be accessed through the link here. 

V. Redressal of queries, important university contacts 

For any general queries related with the overall online registration or/and admission process, an applicant may write an email to the following email address: [email protected]

For any technical query related with online registration or/and admission process, please send an email to the following email address: [email protected]

Applicant may also contact colleges for any specific college related information here.  (College information tab)

Keep reading this space for more information about DU UG Admissions!

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