The University of Delhi (DU) had begun the process of foreign admissions from 8th April 2021onwards. The varsity plans to finish the same by June.
As per the report of the Times of India (TOI), the admission portal of University of Delhi (DU) for foreign students has been functional since 8th April, 2021. The varsity has planned to finish up the process of the same by June, 2021. The Foreign Students Registry (FSR) is the admission window for admission of students from foreign countries in various programmes of study offered by the numerous colleges under DU.
“The admission process is already delayed for foreign students due to COVID-19. They should not suffer due to delayed board results in India. Some of the foreign applicants have already passed the qualifying examinations in their respective countries. Moreover, DU has the provision of 5% supernumerary seats in its colleges for foreign nationals so it will not impact the enrolment of Indian students.”
– Amarjiva Lochan, dean, International Relations and Foreign Students Registry as quoted by TOI.
Under normal circumstances, the administration of DU used to complete 80-90% of the foreign admissions by April itself with the registration process beginning from February. Despite the delay and the pandemic, 562 students have been enrolled this year as compared to 556 in 2020. The university has received new applications from countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Netherlands and Malaysia in addition to the yearly applicants from neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, etc. as stated by Mr. Lochan.
“Most students from developing countries prefer courses in Computer Science and Bachelor of Management Studies. Among PG students, Political Science is one of the most sought courses.” – Mr. Lochan
As per the merit list for the academic year of 2020-21, the positions for the top preferred courses were bagged by Political Science and Psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A total of 44 candidates and 43 candidates made it to Bachelor’s in Arts (BA) Political Science and Psychology respectively. 21 students made it to Masters in Arts (MA) in Political Science and 51 students grabbed seats in Bachelors in Law programmes. Generally, the foreign students community in DU is represented by students from Nepal and Afghanistan. This is largely due to the availability of scholarships and easy connectivity, as per the statement of Mr. Lochan.
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