Admission Season

DU Releases Cut-Off and Admission Schedule for UG and PG Courses

On 25th September 2020, DU released the admission schedule for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Courses. The 1st UG cut off will be out on 12th October 2020. Sessions for all UG and PG Courses for session 2020-21 will commence on 18th November 2020.

On Friday, 25th September 2020, Delhi University (DU) released the admission schedule for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Merit and Entrance based courses for Session 2020-21. The notice was undersigned by the acting Registrar of DU. according to the admission schedule, the first UG cutoff will be out on 12th October 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The admissions to entrance based UG courses will start on 19th October 2020 with the release of 1st merit list. For PG Entrance/Merit-based courses, the first merit list will be out on 26th October 2020. The session for all the UG/PG courses will commence on 18th November 2020.

via du.ac.in

UG Merit Based Courses Schedule

For UG Merit-based courses, the admission will start with the release of the first cut off on 12th October 2020 and will go on till the release of the fifth cut off on 9th November 2020. The admission will not be on the basis of a first-come-first-serve basis. Rather all students fitting the admission criteria will be admitted within the stipulated days. The admission will go on for 3 days for every cut-off. The 5th day will be the last day to pay the fees. For say, the first cut off will come out on 12th October. The process would go on till 5:00 p. m of 14th October. For fees payment, 16th October would be the last date. This method will apply to all the other five cutoff lists.

DU will also conduct a special cut off drive for students from reserved categories and other students who may miss the admission dates. The special cut off will be out on 18th November 2020. The last date to pay fees would be 22nd November 2020. The notice also specified that if seats would be left vacant, further cut-offs will be announced.

UG Entrance Based Courses Schedule

For UG Entrance based courses, the first merit list will be out on 19th October 2020. This will go on till the release of the third merit list on 2nd November 2020. The first spot admission registration portal will open on 9th November. This will be followed by seat allocation on 10th November, admission to the spot on 11th November, and a final payment of fees on 13th November. Spot admissions are basically concerning the seats that are left after the requisite merit lists. These are filled by releasing the vacancies and ranks prior to the date of spot admission. DU stated that further vacancies will be filled by further spot admissions.

PG Merit/Entrance Courses Schedule

For PG Entrance/ Merit-based courses, the first merit list will be out on 26th October 2020 and will go on till the release of the third merit list on 9th November. It was stated that more merit lists will be announced in case of further vacancies.

What will be the admission procedure this year?

This time DU saw a sharp spike in the UG Applications. Reportedly, while in 2019, 2.58 lakh applications had been received by DU, this year the number has jumped to 3.53 lakh.

As per reports, once the cut-off will be announced, a candidate will be required to pick a college and course to which they are eligible on their portal. After the students make a choice, the data will go to the head of the department in the college and they will be required to verify all the documents. After proper scrutiny, they will approve it which will then go to the Admission Committee convenor of the college and finally the principal. After final approval from the principal’s end, the student will be alerted to pay the fee online and the process will be completed.

Reportedly, the entire admission process will be online this year.

Access the schedule here.

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