Admissions 2018

A Guide to DU’s Admission Procedure

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Today evening, the admissions portal of the University of Delhi (DU) website went live to accept applications for admissions into Undergraduate courses. Beginning today, till 7th June, the portal will be accepting applications for both merit-based and entrance-based courses. Candidates can apply here.

Note: Applicants must apply only through one application form for admission to the undergraduate programmes (both entrance and merit based)

For a quick rundown of the steps involved in the admission procedure, read below:

  1. Create a new account after clicking on the “New Registration” link. Start feeding in details like Name, Email id, phone number. Once filled, these few details are irreversible to change.
  2. Log In through the account just created and start filling in details section-wise. There are a total of 9 sections, which are as follows:
  • Section 1: This section contains all the candidate’s personal details. Any information with reference to Ward quotas or Kashmiri Migrants quota and bank account details also comes here.IMG_20180515_223120
  • Section 2: Academic Details: Those students who have not still received their qualifying exam results can also apply by providing their roll Numbers and the board names. admission2018
  • Section 3: The third section is for admission into merit-based courses. Applicants can apply for as many courses as they wish.
  • Section 4: The fourth section is for admission into entrance-based courses, on the basis of the candidate’s eligibility. Entrance exams are conducted for the following courses into specific colleges only:
    • B.A. (Honours) Business Economics, Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis),
    • B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations)
    • B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences)
    • Bachelors of Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports (B.Sc. [PE,HE &S])
    • B.A. (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hindustani Music- Vocal/Instrumental (Sitar/Sarod/Guitar/Violin/Santoor), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Karnatak Music- Vocal/Instrumental (Veena/ Violin), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Percussion Music (Tabla/Pakhawaj)
    • Five Year Integrated Programme in Journalism in Delhi School of Journalism
  • Section 5: This section is for candidates who want to apply though the Sports quota. This year, an applicant can upload his/her three best certificates as opposed to only one last year.
  • Section 6 is for the extracurricular activities (ECA) quota. However, for each ECA applied, the candidate will have to pay an extra fee of INR 100. Not all colleges will have seats under the prescribed quota, and hence, the applicants are advised to be extremely cautious and wary here. Pages 137 to 146 of the bulletin contain a list of the colleges and the ECA categories they accept admissions from.
  • Section 7: The seventh section is meant specifically for uploading admission related documents.
  • Section 8: In the eighth and second-last section, you can preview the form. You can save the form till here and edit your details uptil the time you pay the registration fees, or before 7th June, whichever falls before.
  • Section 9: In the last section, you can initiate the payment procedure.

Before applying, it’s advisable to thoroughly read the bulletin of information which is available on the Undergraduate admission portal. You can download it from hereAn applicant can update the information entered in their form any time by revisiting the account created on the portal. Notably, the changes must be saved before the last date of registration and before paying the registration fee.

Along with the admission bulletin, DU has declared the dates of cutoff lists. This year too, dates for the first five cutoffs has been announced, and the rest will depend on the number of colleges where seats aren’t fully filled.


Vijeata Balani
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A soon-to-be third year Commerce student at Jesus and Mary College. Can be found browsing quizzes on Slideshare or re-reading the Harry Potter series for the nth time. To discuss the insipidness of life or if in need of any assistance, drop a "hi" at [email protected]. (fun facts and interesting leads are always appreciated)

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