And hence, the journey begins. A journey which was preceded by chaos, confusion, and excitement, and will be succeeded by a similar emotional trail. The journey to a new phase, a new set of experiences, and a new you.


Phase 1: What to do after the first cut-off list 

  • 24th June: Check the first cut-off list on du.ac.in. The registration period commences from 24th June and ends on 28th June.
  • 1st July, 7th July, 13th July, 18th July: Check subsequent cut-off lists, and select the college and course of your choice based on your Best of Four percentage.
  • If you wish to cancel your admission in one college and get admitted into another based on the new cut-off lists, you will be required to withdraw the admission from the previously chosen college. After collecting the original documents, you will be required to repeat the admission process in the subsequent college of choice.

Phase 2: Admissions Procedure

  • Print college-specific admission form. Post the release of the cut-off lists at midnight on the scheduled date, you will be able to select the course and college you wish to admit into, and will be presented with a college-specific form. The form requires the signature of the candidate and a parent, which needs to be taken along with the other documents on the day of admission.
  • Visit college for verification of documents and Principal’s approval. You are advised to reach on time on the admission days along with the required documents and sufficient refreshments due to the overwhelming response and the delays caused. Once the original documents have been submitted and you have received a receipt of admission, your offline tasks have been successfully accomplished.
  • Visit the DU website and pay through college-specific gateway. Log in to the admissions portal, and the screen will reflect the confirmation from the college authorities. You will be required to pay the fees till noon of the next day. Once the payment has been made, ensure that you take a printout of the fee receipt.

Phase 3: After successful enrolment

  • Look for accommodation. With the college identification task exuberantly struck off your list, it is time to map the externalities of the third phase. For outstation candidates and those commuting from afar, the housing situation takes prime importance as the next agenda in this mission. Various colleges offer hostel residency; applications for the same can be viewed and filled on their websites. You can also identify paying guest accommodation (PGs) in the neighbouring areas of your college. Consult with your seniors, people living in the area of your choice, and other sources to help you choose the right accommodation setting. Begin this process well in advance to avoid last minute fiascos! (Refer to Page 2 of this issue for an accommodation guide!)
  • Pause and explore. If your timeline is perfectly on schedule, you can conveniently move towards easing yourself into this new phase. Between the board examinations, result woes, and the admission chaos, take out the team to breathe and assimilate the eventful changes around you.
  • Keep an eye out for the orientation dates. Various colleges organise an orientation ceremony a day before the commencement of the academic session, while some do it on the very first day of college. Visit the college website to find out the date for your session.
  • 20th July: Get, set, go! Forget everything you think you know about how this phase is going to pan out. The night before usually involves experiencing a motley of emotions, and for good reason. As you walk past the gates of the place you shall hopefully allude to as your home for the next three years, breathe all the ‘firsts’ in – you’re going to want to remember it.

All the best!


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Saumya Kalia
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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!

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