Admissions 2016-17


Amidst the admission frenzy, Delhi University is set to change its admission itinerary and extend the online application process till 22nd June 2016. The Admission Committee, which held an urgent meeting recently, unanimously decided to extend the registration process due to OBC-category candidates seeking more time to upload their income certificates online.

Owing to the change in schedule, the first cut-off list will now be released by the university on 30th June instead. Talking to us about the same, Nachiketa Singh, a member of the Academic Council and Central Admission Committee said,”Since the OBC students belonging to the non-creamy layer are facing problem in obtaining the certificates on a short notice, the committee unanimously decided to extend the date. The closing date of admission remains 16th of August though.” The change, interestingly, has nothing to do with the DUTA’s boycott of the admission process, Singh stated.

Another major agenda of the meeting though was the varsity’s displeasure with St. Stephen’s College. The university administration is apparently miffed with the college for not following its schedule and allegedly refusing to participate in the centralised trials for sports-quota admissions.”The committee is of a unanimous opinion that St. Stephens and even Jesus and Mary College must follow the centralised procedure as notified by the varsity. The whole purpose of the High Court directive was to help the students skip the hassle of multiple trials. If the directive is not adhered to, then the university holds the right to withhold enrolment numbers of any student taking admission in these colleges. We have notified St.Stephens College about the same and are awaiting their response,” remarked Singh.

Delhi University has already received over 3 lakh applications for its undergraduate programmes.


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Riya Chhibber

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In a move that will come as a relief to thousands of final year students awaiting their semester 6 results for purposes that include VISA applications and Masters’ applications, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) decided to exempt the evaluation of the answer scripts of the erstwhile FYUP, that is, final year students from its protest action of evaluation boycott. At the same time, it has called for an intensification of protest and movement for the roll back of the API based promotion scheme.

The recent protests by DUTA resulted in the government backing out on the recent policy that would have resulted in an increase in the teaching hours required from each teacher, and would also lead to potential loss of employment for several of them. However, the government decided to continue with the API based promotion scheme, which, according to DUTA has proven to adversely affect teaching and learning. Another reason cited for the intensification of protests is the denial of permanent appointments and promotions of teachers for the last several years.

The intensification of protest will impact the first and the second year students, with the continued boycott of the evaluation of their answer scripts. It will also have serious ramifications for the upcoming admission process, with DUTA vowing to boycott all aspects of it.

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Shubham Kaushik

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Several Delhi University colleges grant concessions to girls candidates in the cut-off for admission in certain courses. The amount of concession, the colleges and courses change every year. This year, the admissions committee has permitted 24 colleges to provide 1% concession to girls candidates in the cutoffs in a few courses. The colleges which will be offering this concession are:

1. ARSD College

2. Acharya Narendra Dev College

3. Aryabhatta College

4. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

5. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College

6. Dyal Singh College

7. Maharaja Agrasen College

8. Motilal Nehru College

9. Motilal Nehru College (E)

10. Ram Lal Anand College

11. PGDAV College

12. PGDAV College (E)

13. Ramjas College

14. Rajdhani College

15. Ramanujan College

16. Shivaji College

17. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (E)

18. Shyam Lal College

19. Shyam Lal College (E)

20. Satyawati College

21. Satyawati College (E)

22. Sri Venkateswara College

23. Zakir Husain Delhi College

24. Zakir Husain Delhi College (E)

Except ARSD College, other colleges don’t offer concession for all courses. The complete college wise list of the courses for which concession is being provided is available in Annexure II of the Information Bulletin released by Delhi University for undergraduate admissions, which is on pages 51 – 55 of the Bulletin.

The Information Bulletin can be accessed here.

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University of Delhi (DU) is famous for its high cut-offs but, meeting cut-offs is not the only way to secure admission. DU not only admits meritorious students but, physically proficient individuals as well. Hence, to promote and nurture country’s sportspersons, DU provides Sports Quota in its admissions in Undergraduate Programme.

The University has notified each and every college to display on their websites and notice boards information regarding the number of seats under Sports Quota along with the positions/events for various Sports/Games that sportspersons will be tried for. This information has been provided well in-advance of the beginning of the regular UG admission procedure. The issue and receipt of applications/forms will be done from 1st June to 19th June, 2016. It is important for aspirants to fill the college-level form before appearing for the fitness tests and fitness trials. Given below are the important pointers for the admission under Sports Quota!

1. The registration of candidates seeking admission under Sports category is through the same UG admission portal.

2. In the Sports section, the applicant needs to mention if the application is to be considered under Sport’s Category. The applicant can opt to apply for more than one sport if the applicant is eligible. The applicant needs to save the details and continues to choose the next sport, if applicable, or else proceed to the next section.

3. Self attested copy of Sport Certificate(s) for last three years (The level of distinction of certificates will be determined from 1st April, 2013 to 31st March, 2016.) to be uploaded with the application form.

4. Registration Fee for Sports Quota is Rs. 100/- (Additional, Non-refundable).

5. The Colleges will be conducting video-graphed Fitness Test and Sports Trials for a specific Sport/Game identified by Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC). The candidates should keep checking the notifications issued by the colleges and University on their Website for the specific date and time of the trials and tests. The image below indicates the Fitness Test details:

6. If a candidate has opted for more than one Sports/Game and has qualified the Fitness Test in a particular college must be issued a Fitness Certificate by the college concerned in the given format. This certificate will be accepted by the other colleges.

NOTE: It is essential for the candidate to qualify any one of the following Fitness Test items for consideration of admission in Archery, Chess and Shooting, and any two of the following Fitness Test items for consideration of admission in other Games/Sports as per the standards laid down by the University.

Fitness Test

7. Maximum 50 Marks are for Sports Trials which include skill test, game performance test, game specific fitness, and fundamentals of the game / sport etc. Out of which minimum 25 marks are required to be obtained by the candidate in the Sports Trials to be eligible for admission on the basis of Sports. The image below indicates the marking criteria of certificates:

Marking certificate

8. Evaluation and Marking of sports certificates and screening of application shall be done by the technical hands of Sports Admission Committee of the college.

9. The candidate should have been active in the sport recognized by IOA and AIU for the past three years. Preference will be given to sports in which Inter-College and Inter-University Events are held.

10. If the candidate clears the trials, his/her name will be displayed on the college website for three days to address any grievances, after which the student will be required to submit an undertaking on judicial stamp paper of Rs.100/- declaring that he/she shall play for the University during the course of their undergraduate study.

Super Category: Direct Admission without Sports Trials

The sportspersons who have participated/represented the country in the following competitions skip all the sports trial and test steps and are directly admitted to any college they apply to.

  • Olympic Games by International Olympic Committee
  • World Championships under International Sports Federations (IOA and / or MYAS recognized / affiliated Games)
  • Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia
  • Asian Championships under International Sports Federations (IOA and / or MYAS recognized / affiliated Games)
  • Commonwealth Games, S.A.F. Games and Afro-Asian Games(IOA and / or MYAS recognized / affiliated Games)
  • Paralympic Games (IOC/IOA and / or MYAS recognized / affiliated Games)

For more information, check the following links: http://ug.du.ac.in/site_files/UG_Bulletin.pdfhttp://www.ug.du.ac.in/app2/

Nidhi Panchal 

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Delhi University had launched online admissions for six undergraduate entrance-based courses on May 13, and started online applications for merit-based courses on June 1. The response to both applications has been overwhelming.

More than 30,900 applicants had successfully registered through DU’s online portal within the first six hours of the launch of the portal on June 1 for merit-based admissions. Of the 30,900 registered, 5600 had completed the entire registration process along with the online payment of the registration fees. This year, the admission fee for colleges will also be paid online, making the admissions process entirely digital for the first time.

Registration for entrance-based undergraduation courses ended on May 31 with a total of more than 54,000 applicants. The female applicants outweighed the applicants of other categories, with more than 30,000 of them, as compared to around 24,000 male applicants and 4 of the ‘Other’ gender. Among the offered courses, B.A (H) Business Economics and BBA emerged as the top choice with nearly 23,000 applications. The second rank course, B.El.Ed, received around 10,800 applications.

For more information on the undergraduate merit-based admissions, read:

From Dates to Docs: Your complete guide to the UG 2016 Admission Process

Open Day 1: Important things to keep in mind


Shubham Kaushik

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The University of Delhi has opened online admissions for undergraduate courses for the session 2016-17 on the basis of merit (non-entrance based). The online application process begins today and will end on June 19, 2016. The entire undergraduate admission process including declaration of all cutoff lists will end on August 16, 2016. The first cutoff list will be declared on June 27.

The online application is also applicable for students seeking admission under the following:

1. Kashmiri migrants and CW

2. Sports/ECA

3. Students applying to minority colleges (St. Stephen’s, Jesus and Mary College etc.)

4. Candidates from National Capital Territory applying for Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board for B.A./B.Com.

The online admissions portal can be accessed here: link

In the portal, the mandatory uploads for all applicants are as follows:

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 copy of SC/ST/OBC/PwD/KM/CW Certificate, if applicable

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

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

g) Self-attested copy of Extra Curricular Activities Certificate(s), if applicable

h) Self-attested Class XII mark-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).

For assisting PwD candidates with the filling of the online application form, two centres have been exclusively established by the university, one in the North Campus and the other in the South Campus.

The fees for online registration is non-refundable and as follows:

1. Unrestricted and OBC categories – Rs. 100

2. SC/ST/PwD categories – Rs. 50

3. Sports/ECA categories – Rs. 100 (additional to the above two)

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Shubham Kaushik

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The online registration process for the admission to post-graduate courses has been reopened by Delhi University. The deadline has been extended to May 30th, midnight.

The revival process took place as a result of multiple complaints by students on Wednesday. According to them, the DU server was down for hours on Tuesday, the previous deadline for submission. The students submitted a memorandum to the Dean, requesting for deadline extension.

The university further informed that the students who conform to this deadline will be allowed to submit their fees till 4pm on May 31st.

This year, for the convenience of out-stationed students, the entrance exams will be conducted in 6 cities, namely Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Varanasi. They will be conducted between June 18 and 24 and interviews will be completed by July 4.

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Lovleen Kaur

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Kashmiri migrants will continue to get 5 per cent quota in admissions to undergraduate courses, according to the admission panel of Delhi University. A top official of the committee, responsible for admissions of the upcoming session, informed that the panel has recommended no change in their reservation process. Recently, the Human Resource Department Ministry had questioned the aforesaid concession in its letter to the university.

The official further informed that the applicants for this quota will be required to submit the certificate of registration as a Kashmiri migrant, proof of property in Kashmir and proof of current residence in Delhi along with their applications, along with other required documents for the procedure. This quota is considered to be ‘over and above’ other reserved categories and will not affect the general admission process.

Final recommendations of the admission panel will be submitted to the Vice Chancellor and the final admission policy will be declared by the end of this month.


With Inputs from TOI

Lovleen Kaur

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St. Stephen’s College has released a tentative schedule for the Aptitude Test and Interviews for various courses as part of the admission procedure for the year 2016-17. The college has also announced on its website that its Prospectus and online application form will be available on the website from 28th May, 2016 onwards.

The admission dates have been sorted as per course, beginning with Sanskrit (Hons) on 20th June, with Economics (Hons.) scheduled for 21st, 22nd and 23rd June. English (Hons.) is tentatively scheduled for 28th and 29th June. Find the entire list of scheduled dates on this link.

Aptitude tests for all courses have been introduced as part of the admission procedure from 2015 onwards, carrying 5% weightage in the selection process. The aptitude test is part of the college’s drive to provide a level playing field to students from all backgrounds, thereby giving students an alternate platform to perform well, according to a message from Principal John Varghese to prospective applicants, available on the website. The test will be followed by an interview.

From the current academic session onwards, minority colleges like St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College are likely to join the University’s centralised admission procedure rather than have separate registrations. However, the two colleges will continue to retain their own individual admission policies.


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Abhinaya Harigovind

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About CIC:

Cluster Innovation Centre has been designed to seek and drive innovations from industrial clusters, village clusters, and educational clusters. It strives to stream relevant ideas and programmes stemming from the above mandate into its learning and research programmes.  Set up with an objective to foster an ecosystem that could connect and facilitate various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support, it offers some of the most innovative undergraduate courses and post-graduate courses in Delhi University. It runs two flagship undergraduate programmes, named B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations) and B.A (Hons.) in Humanities and Social Sciences.

About the course:

BTech (IT and MI) is a four-year course which is one of the first of its kind in the entire country. This unique course is designed to foster the skill of innovation and entrepreneurship through its unique curriculum and pedagogy. It uses IT as a means to connect mathematics with various other disciplines. It is a blend of physics, mathematics, IT Skills, and Innovation. Admission for this course is through an entrance exam.

Eligibility criteria:

Students who have passed the 10+2 level with Mathematics as one of their subjects and have secured a minimum aggregate as mentioned below are eligible to appear for the

1. General category: 60% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

2. OBC category: 54% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

3. PH category: 57% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

4. SC/ST category: Passing marks with Mathematics as one subject

Entrance Test:

The applications for the entrance test should can be found online here.

Last date of online registration:  May 31, 2016, Tuesday.

Date of Entrance Examination: June 23, 2016 (Thursday)

The details of the entrance syllabus can be found in the information handbook of Delhi University Admissions

Why B.Tech (IT and MI):

B.Tech (IT and MI) allows its students to test the applicability of classroom teaching in its ‘Engineering Kitchen’. Engineering Kitchen allows students to learn sciences in a whole different way. Students are provided with personal laptops as well as classroom laptops in order to facilitate the process of learning with a digital edge. The students also get to work on real life problems in mathematics, electronics, signal processing, genetics, computer sciences, managerial economics, molecular biology and robotics.

The students also get an exclusive chance to become a part of some prestigious clubs like Autonomi, the Robotics club of CIC, which is well known in popular robotic circuits of India. Apart from all the learning that takes place students also get to go on annual study tours and educational trips. The students recently visited the Israeli Water Pavilion to study effective water management systems in the world. Students are also provided with accommodation in University Hostels but the number of hostel seats is highly limited. This course will also give you a chance to intern with prestigious institutes like DRDO and HAL. The entire academic experience also comes up with a great opportunity- of having your own start-up. If you have an idea that can turn into a great business, you can pitch it to The Technology Business Incubator of CIC and receive funding as well as support from Ministry Of Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. Of India to turn your idea into a company.

For more information, visit CIC’s official website.

Srivedant Kar

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