The University of Delhi (DU), which sees students from all across the world enrol into various courses, has decided to extend the deadline for the admission of foreign applicants. Every year, hundreds of aspirants from countries such as Afghanistan, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka apply to DU for courses such as Economics (Hons.), B.Com (Hons.) etc. in the undergraduate programme. This year, the University saw their number rise to a record 3,300. Thus, a conscious measure taken to extend the application deadline was required, in order to ease up the document submission and screening process.

Ashutosh Bhardwaj, a senior official of the admission committee, verified the news to MAIL TODAY. He said that while the deadline for admission to undergraduate courses for non-Indian students has been shifted to 4th May, the deadline for Ph.D. applications has also been extended to 31st May 2017. Earlier, the deadline for online applications for the upcoming academic session was 20th April 2017 for the undergraduate students. The new deadlines, as Bhardwaj confirmed, give students more time to submit their documents for verification. This step does, indeed, create an opportunity for both the students and the University to participate in the admission process and to make it a smooth and hassle-free affair.


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Deepannita Misra
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With the Delhi University admissions having begun, millions of students with their hopeful hearts and fearful mind sit glued to their computer screens, switching from one college website to another just to get a hint of the life they’re soon going to lead. Whether having seen nightmares or frequent fantasies, driven over by excitement or drowning anxiety, these are just a few common symptoms of a perfectly normal (at least until then) DU aspirant.

However, after the release of a first few cut-offs, while it may seem that the worst is over (and for a larger part, it is) there will still be one grueling hell of a final ride expecting you to climb on and roll with the punches. Now you can either succumb to the inevitable waves of stress and make it a bouncy one or with our help, transform it into an enjoyable and memorable admission process.

The More, The Merrier

To ease yourself from the hassles of running around the photocopy place, never, EVER forget to bring extra copies of all your official documents ranging from birth certificates, Class 10th and 12th mark sheets to passing, migration, provisional and character certificates. Carry ample amount of passport sized photographs (black and white or coloured) with essential stationary items like blue and black ball-pens, pencils, erasers, glue stick, paper clips and stapler with enough pins. Speaking of more, you might just really have to ‘speak a lot more’ to each other or others, so recharge your cell phone with extra balance to prevent missing out on anything.

Eat, Drink, Burp, Repeat

The fact is- you won’t really be given any special treatment out of sympathy or fall into the arms of some hot, single guy behind you in a Karan Johar styled romantic movie pose. If you faint out of exhaustion from standing in the queue for a long time, chances are you’ll have to go right back at the end of it and waste a few more hours again. Save yourself some trouble and keep yourself hydrated at all times by carrying adequate bottles of cold water or small juice cartons. Apply world’s favorite stress buster and satisfy your cravings with some biscuits, fruits or packets of chips which you shouldn’t think twice to bring along as well.

Look Chillin’ Like the Sun’s Foe

Don’t go all dressy. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to reveal the fashionista in you once college begins. Wearing heavy clothes or too many accessories will only add on to the excessive heat in your body, all thanks to the high humidity. Beat the summer heat and look stunningly cool by wearing loose-fitting clothes or those made out of cotton fabrics with colourful scarves (for girls) and funky hats (for guys), paired with your exceptionally unique glares to show off your college swag!

Take an adult or your most jugaadu friend with you

No matter how much you deny it, you cannot survive this alone. Even if you do make it out alive, you’re not going to enjoy it one bit without having one of your most supportive parents or your coolest friend around. An adult not only brings you a sense of warmth and care but also, a unique sense of safety and the feeling that despite hurdles, everything will be alright. If not them, bring along your most fun friend to keep you entertained throughout the process and who’d know exactly how to get things done quickly and swiftly without letting you get into any sort of trouble.

Party toh banti hai, bro!

Who doesn’t get irritated while roaming around the college premises for hours, losing/asking directions after every few minutes and moving from one slow queue to another? This coupled with the scorching summer heat of Delhi would only end up making you more irritated at the smallest and meaningless of things. When this happens, remember to take a deep breath and relax. Acknowledge where you are- at one of the best Universities of the country. Stop cribbing and start enjoying while you’re at it. Try everything- from the refreshing Banta to flavorful Chuskis and college specialities ranging from yummy Chhole Bhature to spicy Chowmein in canteens. Explore the nearby markets by doing some affordable shopping from campus street vendors. Click some selfies and make some memories. Most importantly, celebrate your admission because you deserve it. Be proud of where you are and what you have achieved!

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Shagun Marwah

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The definition of college life is almost different for all out-stationed students. While the unfamiliar path seems challenging and exciting, at the same time, a feeling of constant anxiety paves the way for confusion. Amidst the tiresome admission process, there’s a sudden realization that a completely distinct world awaits us for good. Thus, given below is a guide to help you step effectively out of your comfort zone, while preparing you for the same: 

1. Prepare yourself mentally

Not only school is over, but so is the ease and comfort of staying at home, pampered by the affection of your family members. Prepare your mind to accept the fact that life’s going to be different, in both good ways and bad. While you’ll no longer get to see your family everyday or get organized facilities exactly on time, you’ll get a chance to explore your being. Remember not to expect much out of the upcoming stage, yet be open enough to try, learn and develop new things.

2. Find a suitable accommodation

While you’re away from your loved ones, your new and temporary accommodation becomes your second home. Eventually, the roommates or new friends that you make prove to be your new family away from home. Be it a hostel, PG accommodation or rented flat, remember to choose wisely. Atmosphere matters more than space. The ambience should be secure, positive and welcoming, so that you don’t feel out of place at any point of time.

3. Pack wisely

One of the most important steps is to efficiently choose the most apt resources. Frequently used fancy stuff may lure you to an extent, but remember to carry only the important clothes, gadgets, utensils and equipment. Be extremely selective while analyzing your necessities. This will help reduce the weight of the luggage carried and also make your room seem less crowded. Casual clothing, basic gadgets and equipment should work well in this case.

4. Explore and Interact

This new life brings along with it a lot of freedom. It’s imperative to use it in a way that helps you develop. While you’re in a completely new place, free from old mistakes and judgments, give yourself another chance to do everything you wanted to. College is a perfect platform for showcasing and enhancing your skills. Initiate conversations with new friends and participate in the activities that interest you, as it will only help you achieve more confidence. Also, explore the places around and keep essential and day to day contacts handy. You’ll have ample time to discover places of necessity as well as those of enjoyment. Utilize it to the fullest.

5. Learn to adjust

The most important step is of learning how to settle and get used to the unfamiliar environment. Staying alone may seem to be hard at times, but is essential for your progress. There might be days when you would want to run back home, but it won’t last long. Be prepared for few penniless days, unexpected adventures and lifelong lessons. Patience and adjustment is the key to make these three years of your graduation the best ones in life!

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Lovleen Kaur

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University of Delhi offers advantage to students who opt for MIL (Modern Indian Languages) as a subject in BA Programme and B.Com. Programme. The advantage given varies from language to language and college to college. Bellow is a table of all such advantages compiled.


Aditi Mahavidyalaya Sanskrit Upto 5%
ARSD Sanskrit Upto 10%
Bharati College Upto 5%
Deshbandhu College Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi & Sanskrit Upto 10%
Dyal Singh College All Upto10%
Dyal Singh College (E) All Upto10%
Kalindi College Sanskrit Upto 5%
Kirori Mal College Bengali only in B.A. Upto 10%
Maitreyi College All Upto 9%
Mata Sundari College  All except Hindi Upto 10%
Miranda House  All (except Hindi) only in B.A. Upto 10%
Ramanujan College  (Punjabi) Upto 10%
Satyawati College  Sanskrit only in B.A Upto 10%
Sri Aurobindo College (E) Sanskrit 5%
Sri Venkateshwara College All except Hindi Upto 10%
Zakir Husain Delhi College Bengali and Urdu Upto 5%
Zakir Husain Delhi College (E) All except Hindi Upto 10%
PGDAV Sanskrit in BA only 10%
PGDAV (E) Sanskrit in BA only 10%
IPCW Sanskrit in BA only 5%

With every new cut off list, DU sees a rush of students withdrawing their admission at one college and enrolling in another. If you’re one of them and are confused about how will it work out, this article is meant to clear your confusion. It’s not really that difficult; read on to find out how to cancel your admission in one college and get a step closer to the institute you have always aspired to study in.

Firstly, be very sure of your decision. It is a good idea to sit for a while and list the pros and cons of leaving one college for another. For instance, while one might be a great ‘brand’ name as a college the other might have a very good department for the course you wish to enroll in to.

Next, go to the college you’ve already got a seat in and visit the office. You will have to write an application to withdraw your original certificates and sign a form to cancel your admission. Once you do that, you will be given your certificates. Though you’ll get your documents immediately, it can take up to a fortnight to receive the refund for your fees.

[Pro tip: Before the above step, go to the college you now want to seek admission in now and verify your marks on a photocopy of your marksheet from the college’s faculty, to be sure you are absolutely eligible.]

Again, before doing this, be extra sure that this is what you want to do. According to university regulations, the entire process should not take very long and students should be given their required documents immediately.

After that, go to the college you wish to join and repeat the process of admission.

All the best applicants!

(For entire Admissions 2015 coverage, click here.)

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University of Delhi has released additional guidelines for admission to its undergraduate courses in 2015. These guidelines clarify the eligibility criteria for various courses including B.Com., B.Com. Honours and Political Science. The guidelines are as follows:

1. Commerce/Accountancy/Business Studies shall be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purposes of admission to undergraduate courses.

2. Business Mathematics will be treated as equal to Mathematics for admission to B.Com./B.Com. Honours only.

3. For admission to vocational courses, upto 2 vocational subjects may be included in calculation of best of four.

4. For admission to BA and B.Com., if more than one non-listed subject (List A) is included for calculation of best of four, , disadvantage of 2.5% each in best of four may be levied in addition to disadvantage due to stream change, if any.


5. Legal studies may be treated at par with academic/elective subjects for purpose of admission to BA. Honours Political Science.

6. Mass Media Studies will be treated as an academic subject for the purpose of admission to BA. Honours Journalism (Hindi and English).

Source: DU

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Admission process for undergraduate courses at University of Delhi closed yesterday, on the 15th June 2015. Application forms that were accepted both online and offline, declared the closure at 4 PM for the physical sale and midnight for the online submission.

Varsity invited applications for around 54000 seats for the upcoming session of 2015-16. Total registrations received by students of all categories via both online and offline mode were recorded at 3,20,799 making it an average of six student contenders for one seat at the University.

59602 offline applications were sold at eight centres across Delhi University whereas 17300 and 11848 applications were received for BMS/BBA/BBE and B.El.Ed. Programme respectively.

For the online process, 343471 signups were recorded out of which 232049 applicants completed the registration. Of these, 144340 applications were received under the GEN category, 57299 for the OBC category, 24716 for SC, 4988 for ST and 705 from Persons with Disabilities.

Applications have increased by 46418 applications this year with the last year record standing at 274381 registrations.

Details of applications received for undergraduate admissions 2015-16
Details of applications received for undergraduate admissions 2015-16

The registrations for admission to St Stephen’s college and Jesus and Mary College, which had separate admission process being minority institutions, also ended at midnight.

According to a report by IBN Live, the centralised fitness tests for sports admission will be conducted from June 18 to June 20 at the DU polo ground. The aspirants will get a certificate which will be valid for all the sports trials to be conducted by individual colleges.

The first cut-off for the admission process will be released on 25th June and the students will be admitted under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

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Information Source: Office, Dean of Students Welfare

Iresh Gupta
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With the Delhi University admission season just round the corner, the University is ensuring that all information regarding the admission procedure and policies is vivid to the aspirants. Admission in the University of Delhi is done on the basis of the ‘Best of Four Subjects’ percentage.

Delhi University Guidelines have divided the calculation of best of four percentage into three categories; one each for admissions in B.A. (Hons.) Courses, B.A. Programme and B.Com Programme Courses and Science Courses respectively.

A. Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ Subjects Percentage for B.A. (Hons.) Course:

The best of four subjects should include-

i.) One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
(In case a candidate has studied both elective and core in any language(s), then the core language will be treated as language while elective language can be considered as an academic/elective subject)

ii.) The subject in which admission is sought
      (If the subject in which the candidate is seeking admission in the Honours course is not included in the Best of Four, he/she is entitled to a disadvantage of 2.5%)

iii.) Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A.
(If any subject not included in List A is considered while calculating the Best of Four by a candidate, he/she is entitled to a disadvantage of 2.5% for each subject considered which is not included in List A)

List A

The following subjects are considered elective/academic and can be included in the Best of Four-

Physics English Italian Punjabi
Arabic French Mathematics Sanskrit
Bengali Geography Music# Sociology
Botany Geology Persian Spanish
Chemistry German Philosophy Statistics
Commerce** Hindi Physical Education## Urdu
Computer Science History Political Science Zoology
Economics Home Science Psychology

** Accountancy shall be considered equivalent to Commerce wherever any board (such as CBSE) is not offering Commerce as a subject.

# Music will be treated Academic/Elective only for Honours in Music.

## Physical Education will be treated Academic/Elective only for Honours in Physical Education.

More Guidelines:

1. Admission to certain courses such as B.A. (Hons.) Journalism, B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology and B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Patrakrita shall follow the procedure of calculation of the Best of Four Subjects percentage as per certain other subjects, given as follows:

B.A. (Hons.) Course:

Follow Guidelines/ Procedure of:

B.A. (Hons.) Journalism B.A. (Hons.) English
B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Patrakarita B.A. (Hons.) Hindi
B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology B.A. (Hons.) Psychology


2. For admission to B.Com (Hons.), the Best of Four percentage should include one language (core/elective/functional), the subject Commerce (or Accountancy in case of boards that do not offer Commerce as a subject; eg., CBSE Board) and any other two elective subjects mentioned in the list A. The candidate should have studied and passed Maths at the qualifying level exam in order to be eligible for the admission to the course.

3. Admission to B.A. (Hons.) Social Work will be based on Best of Four Percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per List A.

4. The subject ‘Informatics Practices’ will be equivalent to Computer Science for admission in B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science only.

5. The candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics at qualifying exams for admission to B.A. (Hons.) Economics and Commerce.

6. The University may define any other relevant subjects as Academic/Elective for a particular Honours Course.

Admissions to Honours in any Language Course:

1. For admission to Honours in any language course, an advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage may be given to those candidates who have studied the elective language.

2. In case any candidate has not studied the language at qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in the Best of Four Percentage.

3. For admissions to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and has to be included for calculation of Best of Four percentage.


B. Procedure of calculation of Best of Four Percentage for B.A. (Programme) and B.Com (Programme) Courses:

The following subjects have to be included in the calculation of the Best of Four percentage:

i.) One Language (Elective/Core/Functional)

ii.) Any three elective subjects can be chosen.
     (A disadvantage of upto 5% may be imposed on the Best of Four percentage in case of change of stream, which the college will have to notify beforehand by either uploading on their website or informing the University)

iii.) For admission to B.A. (Vocational) only, related vocational subjects may be treated at par with academic/elective subjects.

iv.) If a candidate opts for MIL (except Hindi) as a subject, an advantage of 10% may be given in Best of Four in those colleges where MIL is offered as a subject.

C. Admissions to Science Courses:

i.) The basis of selection for Mathematical Sciences,/Science/Home Science Courses remains unchanged.

ii.) The subjects included for the basis of selection (PCM/PCB/PCMB) must have at least 70% component of theory exam (theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam else a disadvantage of 10% shall be imposed on each subject.

Examples of Calculation of Best of Four Marks:

Preferred Course Option Subjects and Marks Calculation of Best of Four Best of Four Marks
Honours in Commerce Economics (95),
Accountancy (98),
Business Studies (94),
Mathematics (92),
English (95)
(A) English (95) +
(B) Accountancy (98) +
(C) Economics (95) +
(D) Business Studies (94)[Since Accountancy is considered in case of Commerce not being offered as a subject]
Honours in Commerce Economics (92),
Accountancy (92),
Mathematics (98),
English (90),
Music (95)
(A) English (90) +
(B)Mathematics (98) +
(C) Economics (92) +
(D) Accountancy (92)[Music is considered Elective/Academic subject for Honours in Music only]
Honours in Economics Mathematics (90),
Physics (88),
Chemistry (91),
Economics (75),
English (93)
(A) English (93) +
(B) Chemistry (91) +
(C)Mathematics (90) +
(D) Physics (88)
90.5% – 2.5% = 88%[Since the course in which admission is sought is not considered in the Best of Four percentage]
Honours in English English (88),
Entrepreneurship (92)
Accountancy (81),
Economics (83),
Web Designing (96)
(A) English (88) +
(B) Economics (83) +
(C) Entrepreneurship (92) +
(D) Web Designing (96)
89.75% – 2.5% – 2.5% = 84.75%[Since Entrepreneurship and Web Designing are not a part of the list of elective subjects mentioned in List A]


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Arushi Pathak
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The University of Delhi has been considering a list pf proposals from long, which if passed shall altogether change numerous things about the university from the academic year 2014-2015.  One major such change being introduced is making students pursue their post graduation from the same colleges they complete their under graduation from (wherever the option is available.)

“We’ve taken this step to instill the sense of affection and inculcate the feeling of belongingness in students towards their colleges, which shall of course increase with the time spent by students in the same college.” said a university insider.

So if you are planning to pursue  your M.A. from DU after completing B.A.,this is the  news for you. You may not get the chance of changing your respective colleges  if this new rule gets enforced upon to build strong loyal alumni.  The matter is still under consideration. But start loving your college while there is still time, you never know what happens next. Also, JNU and DU have entered into a collaboration and the students pursuing M.A. from DU may have to go to JNU for their research work and semester exchange programs.

Also,Delhi University is facing problems in providing classrooms to the students for regular classes. If the problem continues till the next semester and the number falls short of the required amount, then Arts Faculty and Law Faculty can be the new venues for the classes to take place. DU has come up with a proposal of building state-of-the-art classrooms in the colleges meanwhile.

Delhi University, keeping in mind the effects of heat and hot, dry wind on the students in summers, has come up with a proposal of providing air conditioners in the classrooms with an increase in the fees. The annual fees is expected to go up to a considerable amount. But, the air conditioners will be there in only some of the rooms so the college authorities will have to put in extra efforts in making the time-tables so as to provide the benefits of the air conditioners to the students of all the courses. Hence, the chances are that the college time  might be extended till 5 P.M. to accommodate all classes in the AC rooms.

Good luck DUites, brave the changes!


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Amidst all the chaos of cut-offs, we have a list of few things you should keep in mind while going for admission into a college.

Please carry the following things with you:

1)    4-5 recent passport size photographs (coloured or black and white doesn’t matter). But it will be better if they are recent since your college ID cards shall be prepared using them only.
2)    Passing Certificate from the institution last attended.
3)    Mark sheet of class
4)    Mark sheet of class 12.
5)    Secondary School Certificate (Class 10) issued by the Board/University for date of birth.
6)    Character certificate from the institution last attended.
7)    Provisional certificate from the institute last attended.
8)    Migration certificate form your school.
9)    Certificates in support of reserved categories or medical certificates for handicapped students.
10)  Certificate/Proof for PWD Category candidates.
11)  Candidates seeking admission should bring following Certificates in Original along with the two sets of self attested photocopy.
12)  Also carry the admission fee as it is required to complete the admission process.
13)   If you are seeking admission in a girls college than please have some female as your companion as males might not be allowed in some colleges.
14)   If you want to take up hostel don’t forget to take and fill hostel forms and enquire about the interviews (if any) or any other necessary requirements.
15)   Do look up at the website of the college before going to that college.
16)   There might some extra requirements for sports quota and ECA which can be required from administration department of respective colleges.
17)   Receipt of Preliminary Application Form.
18)   Affidavits by the Parent and Candidate for Anti Ragging and Sexual Harassment as per Ordinance XV (C) and XV (D).
19)   In case you face any problem or there is any confusion while filling the form there shall be teachers to help you out, and a team will also be sent by University people to assist students in admission, you can also seek help from them.


Once you reach the college make sure to get college admission form as well as University Enrollment form.

Fill the form carefully (No overwriting/cutting/fluid is allowed on the Admission Forms. If such things happen, candidate has to fill the form afresh) and check the notice boards of the college, it might mention where you should proceed as per your course for escalation to the next step of admission. Get your registration done and form verified from there. Than there shall be verification of the documents mentioned above, after which you will need to move to the cashier from where you will get your enrolment number and the final step of the admission process is fee submission. Submit the fee, collect fee receipt and you are now a student of your college.

Make sure you reach your college as early as possible best time would be by 9:00; this is because admission process is too long in some colleges so if you go late you might not be able to get your admission done in one day.

All the best candidates!