Seems like DU isn’t just a favourite among the Indian youth alone, as the university has witnessed a startling rise in the number of foreign applications for Undergraduate Admissions this year!

Reportedly, more than 3000 students from 106 countries have applied to the varsity, which was recently ranked 6th in the country by the Union HRD  Ministry under the National Institute Ranking Framework.

Though a lot of hopeful foreign applicants apply to the university each year, this year has witnessed some interesting trends. Amongst the foreign applicants, two belong to the third gender while it is for the first time that applications from war-torn regions like Palestine have been received by the university.

As per official data, apart from volatile regions like Palestine and Yemen, a large number of applicants are from Tibet (around 750), followed by Nepal (around 600) and Afghanistan (around 550).

To a pleasant surprise, it has also come to light that about 20 students have applied for a certificate course in Hindi at the varsity.

While the 12th graders back home are anticipating the board results and waiting for DU applications to open, the admissions for foreign students have already closed.

DU has a five percent reservation for foreign students in each course in each college. The university officials are elated at the remarkable response. Is it a great opportunity for DU to create a niche for itself in the foreign education market slowly and steadily? You never know!

 With inputs from The Hindu 

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Riya Chhibber

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  1. During the week of the Games, if a foreigner beside you feels irritated about dirty surroundings and the tacky smell, shrug, wave a hand in front of your face and say, “I know! Wonder how people live here. I’m new too.”
  2. The most worrying issue is the traffic jams and bottle necks. DUB comes up with a brilliant solution which is sure to be welcomed by all: Closing down all government offices, schools and colleges for the duration of the games to avoid dense traffic on the roads. Now wouldn’t THAT be in the best interest of everyone?
  3. Disguise yourself as a homeless beggar and you will be whisked away by the authorities to some safely hidden spot far away from sight or smell of the games and any mortifying memory of it. Of course the reason you were whisked away in the first place is because you were part of the mortifying sights and smells.
  4. Always ensure there is an obese foreigner sitting in every metro train. That way you’ll have someone to blame each time the metro collapses.
  5. The Commonwealth Games start in October, the same time as the October break. So seize the opportunity and get out of Delhi. Go on a vacation to a galaxy far far away where you can’t possibly be linked to a city called Delhi.