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In an endeavour to simplify the process of admissions, the University of Delhi (DU) is organising several open day sessions where officials will be available to answer and address various doubts and concerns that students may have.

The DU admission process for the academic year 2019-2020 has finally begun, following various date speculations and unprecedented excitement from young people all across the country. The online applications for all undergraduate courses began on 30th May and the other online applications too will be available shortly.

Every year, the Dean’s Student Welfare Office hosts open day sessions before the admission process ends, in order to address questions and concerns from prospective students and parents. The application process and the documents required for various categories and courses are different, and hence many questions are bound to arise. These sessions are structured like press conferences where the University officials will be available to answer any question or doubt that the students may harbour regarding the application process.

DU is one of the most reputed and sought after universities of the country. A large part of that can be credited to the diversity of students it invites to its campuses each year. Students can apply via sports quota, ECA quota, foreign quota, etc. These open day sessions are especially useful for students from the the aforementioned different categories who have a significantly variable admission process as it helps them understand the requirements better.

Here are all the details you need to know about the Open Day sessions being held for the admission process in 2019-


  1. Conference Centre, North Campus Gate Number 4 –

May 31st, June 3rd & June 8th

  1. Kamala Nehru College, Zakir Hussain College, Rajdhani College, Ramlal Anand College and Maharaja Agrasen College –

June 4th, 6th, 7th & 10th


These sessions will last from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM on all the above mentioned dates.


Additionally, a help desk will also be set up outside the conference centre in room number 5 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM everyday during the admission process to assist students and parents if any concern arises.

The different colleges under DU will also set up separate counselling sessions and help desks to address the concerns of applicants and explain their admission processes further.

Pragati Thapa

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The application and admission process in the University of Delhi can be confusing at times. Open Day is an initiative by the administration to clarify admissions related doubts of applicants. 

The University of Delhi’s Open Days for the Academic Session 2018-19 has begun at the Conference Centre of North Campus. Hundreds of students and their parents flock to the Open Days Sessions to clear their doubts about the admission process. The conference room gets jam-packed with aspirants their guardians who aspire to join the Varsity.

The online admission process of all colleges have begun but the aspiring students always have an array of doubts regarding the courses, quotas, colleges, number of seats, eligibility, and accommodation. The open days have members of the Admission Committee in attendance at all times, including principals of different colleges at times who clarify the admission criterion, number of seats in various courses and whether the college provides hostel accommodation or not.

Being one of the top universities of the country, University of Delhi harbours students from all across the country and diverse backgrounds. It is renowned for its affordability and for the quality of education it offers. Every year, more than two lakh forms are filled but the admission is provided to a little over 50,000 applicants.

The Open Day is particularly helpful to ECA aspirants or students hoping to join the University via Sports Quota. Queries regarding certificates, trials, scoring etc. are readily answered at these Open Day sessions. The Open Day which will continue till the 29th of May, is a move by the University officials to make the complicated and often intimidating and confusing admissions process simpler for aspirants.

The University aspirants who have doubts regarding eligibility in the different quotas, reservations of different students in different colleges, choosing a cross-stream course and the cut-offs, number of seats, eligibility for a subject you are not proficient in, and many other doubts should attend the Open Days Sessions along with their parents to inch closer to their dream University.

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Prachi Mehra

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With the admissions process for undergraduate courses in Delhi University having begun on June 1 with the start of online applications for merit-based courses, the university has been organising guidance sessions for aspirants and their guardians and as a way to address their various queries. The fourth Open Day session took place at the Conference Centre, North Campus.

Dr. Gurpreet Tuteja, Deputy Dean of Admissions, started off the session in which several noteworthy points were made. Aspirants were informed that on case they are unable to access the DU UG portal due to unavailability of a laptop/computer, they are free to visit colleges and use the college labs but should carry their mode of payment with them. Dr. Tuteja explained the entire application process step-by-step, in which the following important points emerged:

1. For Sports and ECA admissions, aspirants need to upload their highest achievement certificates of the last three years. For more information on Sports and ECA admissions, read DU Admissions ’16: Admission through Sports Quota and DU Admissions ’16: Guidelines for ECA category)

2. If a student doesn’t have the original marksheet because it hasn’t been provided by their schools/board yet, they can download their marksheets from the website of their respective Boards and upload that after self-attesting it.

3. Documents required as mandatory uploads: Passport size photograph (self attested), Signature, Class 10 certificate (for proof of date of birth), required certificates for the quota/category applied for, and an additional income certificate for OBC candidates.

4. Documents required at the time of admissions while visiting colleges: Class 10 certificate, Class 10 marksheet (for CBSE students, the former two are usually combined and that isn’t an issue), Provisional certificate, Character certificate and migration certificate (mandatory for those from outside Delhi) and necessary certificates if applied under a particular quota (for a detailed account of documents required, read Required Documents for Undergraduate Admissions at DU)

5. Caste certificates must be in the applicants’ name

6. For admission to minority colleges (JMC, St. Stephen’s College, Mata Sundri College etc.), the applicants must first fill the common admissions form on the UG portal and then proceed according to respective college’s procedures.

Dr. Tuteja also went into a detailed explanation of the procedure to calculate best of four according to various streams and course combinations. He insisted that for an honours subject, if the subject applied for is not included in the best of four, it would lead to a deduction of 2.5%. Inclusion of physical education (or any subject other than the ones mentioned in the list of electives provided by the university) will also lead to a deduction of 2.5&. For a detailed explanation of how to calculate best of four, read DU Admission ’16: Calculation of Best of Four marks.

He insisted on the importance of the marks for all subjects being in a 70:30 ratio for theory:practical. Any subject whose marks are being included and not in the given ratio must be adjusted accordingly. He informed that including English (elective) would give the applicants a 2% advantage in the best of four. A stream change (for eg: having studied Science in class 12 and applying for B.A) could lead to a deduction of 1-5%, depending on individual colleges’ policy.

Cases of students who have opted for Improvement exams or sent their marks for reevaluation were also discussed. For students taking improvement exams, Dr. Tuteja informed that they need to upload their updated marksheet. For reevaluation, if students haven’t received their final marks, they should upload and submit their current marks but use the updated marks, as and when received before the cutoffs, to calculate their best of four and when they visit colleges.

Students had a number of queries after the session ended, which were all addressed in a question and answer session. In an answer to a student, he informed that Forensic Science wasn’t being introduced as a course in undergraduation in 2016-17. He answered another candidate, who was concerned about the lack of an income certificate for OBC quota, and told him that for families who were self-employed and didn’t have income certificate, they could use their income tax receipts or else just write down their family income and self-attest it, which would be verified later.

Aspirants were seen huddling around the Dean after the session ended too.

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Shubham Kaushik

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Every year Delhi University holds Open Days at different venues where the students aspiring for admission in the under-graduate courses can seek answers to their admission related queries.

The first day of the Open House of Admissions 2016 was held at the Conference Centre, North Campus where several students and parents were seen attending the event. The session was addressed by the Dean of Students’ Welfare, Mr. J M Khuran  and the Deputy Dean, Dr. Tuteja. 

Some important information revealed in the first session is presented as follows:

Online Application Process

This year, the central application for admissions is available on the web and has to be filled online. Even Admissions through various quotas like Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Sports, and Kashmiri migrants is through the online portal.

Advisable to fill the form before the last date

The Dean of Students’ Wefare while addressing the audience today advised students and parents to not wait for the last date, i.e June 19th, to fill the form. Rather, it is safer to fill the form as earlier as possible.

Be patient, Do not fill Incorrect details

It was informed today that the form with incorrect details will be immediately rejected by the University and the concerned student will not be eligible for admission in undergraduate courses. Hence, it is advisable that students and parents are vigilant and patient while filling the form.

Change in the Kashmiri Migrant Quota

The quota for Kashmiri migrants which earlier could be invoked only by people based in Delhi and Jammu is now available for anyone across the nation with proper documents to support the claim.

ECA, Sports Quota

For ECA, the candidate has to submit the evidence in the form of participation/winning certificates in the concerned activity acquired the course of last three years (April 1, 2013 to 31 March 2016)

A candidate may apply for ECA or Sports quota, or even both of the quotas.

The Best of Four

For selection in Mathematical Sciences/ Science courses

On the basis of marks in P.C.M./ P.C.B. or P.C.M.B. ( P – Physics, C – Chemistry, B – Biology, M – Mathematics)

For selection in Humanities/Commerce courses

On the basis of ‘Best of Four’ Percentage which includes:-

i) One compulsory Language subject.

ii) the Discipline- 1 subject; subject in which admission is sought.

iii) Any two elective subjects, the status of elective subjects, defined as follows.

The following Discipline subjects must be treated as Academic/ Elective subjects for the purpose of undergraduate admissions. All other subjects offered by different boards may be treated as non-elective.


Please note:

The student who hasn’t studied the subject he wants to take up as Discipline , shall suffer a disadvantage of 2.5 percent.

“The session was very helpful for me and all my doubts about the admission process are more or less cleared. Though, I would have wanted the Faculty to brief the students about the courses which are fairly new like Bachelor in Financial Market (BFM). Such courses are not as popular as other Honours courses and thus the students require some guidance”, said Vidhi, a BFM aspirant.

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Nishita Agarwal

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Delhi University continued its attempts to answer queries and clear doubts of DU aspirants today during its 5th Open Day. Hundreds of aspirants have been flocking to Conference Centre, North Campus each day to resolve their queries and to get to know the intricacies of the admission procedure in the coming month.

The session was moderated by Mr.Gurpreet Tuteja, Deputy Dean of Admissions, University of Delhi. The admission committee projected a comprehensive presentation focusing on myriad queries and information that is of utmost prominence and importance. Beginning with a brief introduction about the University and affiliated colleges, the presentation further covered details about the admission procedure and reservation policies.

As applications begin tomorrow, special emphasis was given on reminding students the important dates. Online registration for Common Admission Forms begin on 28th May, 2015. Offline registration shall begin from 5th June, 2015. The cost of the forms is Rs. 100 for General and OBC Categories and Rs. 50 for SC/ST/PwD Categories. The last day for registration, both online and offline is 15th June, 2015.

Offline forms will be available on the following centers:
1. ARSD College
2. Gargi College
3. PGDAV College
4. Dyal Singh College
5. S.G.T.B Khalsa College*
6. Rajdhani College
7. Shyam Lal College
8. Maharaja Agrasen College

*Added to the list later by DU in place of SGGS College of Commerce.

The first cut off shall be released on 25th June, 2015. A period of three days would be given before the release of subsequent cut offs. “It is not mandatory for candidates to submit the offline forms to the same center they took them from. They can be deposited to any of the centers,” Mr. Tuteja announced.

With this, details regarding Sports Quota reforms as per university guidelines were discussed. The introduction of B.A. (Hons.) Multimedia and Mass Communication in Indraprastha College for Women was also announced which will also have a system of entrance examinations. More details of the BMMMC entrances are expected on Thursday.

The presentation ended with an interactive question-answer session – aspirants directly spoke to University officials.

“The session was very helpful. All our doubts were more or less cleared. Though we expect the University to be more active in online declarations which will avoid our need to attend such Open days.”, said Shubham, a B.Com aspirant from Gurgaon.

The session saw substantial turnout and was well-managed overall. The aspirants were seen satisfied post discussion with most of their queries being solved. Open Day sessions shall continue till the end of this week.

Day six of the DU Open Day Program organised by the Dean of Students’ Welfare Association, held at the Conference Centre, North Campus saw a room full of class twelfth students aspiring to become a part of the University of Delhi, along with their parents.

After an introduction by Mr. J. M. Khurana (Dean, Students’ Welfare Association), student volunteers, Anam and Kuldeep, presented a slide-show which informed the aspirants about the courses provided by the University, the admission process, criterion and eligibility, entrance tests, hostel facilities, reservation and the documents required in the admission process.

Dr. Anju Gupta, Director of Non Collegiate Women’s Education board (NCWEB) addressed the gathering and informed the aspirants about the NCWEB and the service it does to women who want work to support their family and also study side-by-side. The Board has thirteen centres a over Delhi, such as Bharti College in Janak Puri, Hans Raj College in North Campus and Jesus and Mary College in the South Campus. Courses provided by the Board are B.A. Programme and B. Com. She also mentioned how one of her students is a University topper, despite working as a teacher in a government school and supporting her family. NCWEB classes are held only on Sundays and the students have the rest of the week off to work. The students, however, cannot pursue another degree alongside their NCWEB course, which is a three-year annual system course.

The Principal of Aditi Mahavidyalya, Dr. Kalpana Barara spoke to audience about her college, the courses it offers and the facilities it provides. Apart from the college profile, she also advised the aspirants to choose the course over the college.

Kalindi College’s Principal, Dr. Anula Maurya also talked about her college and its upcoming hostel and sports complex facilities.

All the speakers pressed the fact that all colleges of the University are at par regarding the education and the opportunities they provide.

The session was a success and ended with the answering of queries put up by the aspirants and their parents via chits.

On Saturday, 24th May 2014, Open day organized by the Dean of Student’s Welfare Association was held at SP Jain Centre in South Campus. The auditorium was jam-packed with aspiring students, parents and members of the organizing committee, twenty minutes before the program actually started. Dr. Dinesh Varshney , Deputy Dean- Student’s Welfare, South Campus, commenced the interaction session by introducing the student volunteers and the speakers.

The student volunteers gave a presentation introducing the University, courses offered, admission criterion and eligibility. The presentation also highlighted the schedule of admission, admission information centres, documents required at the time of admission, reservations, hostel facilities and entrance tests.

Following the presentation, Dr Minoti Chatterjee, Principal of Kamala Nehru College, addressed the gathering. She advised “Students should look at all the college websites, read the prospectus of various colleges, visit the college campus if time allows, choose a college which is nearby their residence and choose the course rather than the college”. She also talked about the exit points of the FYUP.

Prof.  Avinashi Kapoor (Joint Dean Students Welfare) greeted the turnout. He said “Our education system doesn’t stimulate all 500 neurons; there is still lot to be done with the system. It is a misnomer that FYUP is very different from what other universities of India provide. In fact, it is something in addition.”

After Prof. Kapoor’s talk, Dr. Gyantosh Jha (Principal, ARSD College), Dr. Ajay Arora (Principal, Deshbandhu College) and Dr. Purabi  Saikia (Principal, Bhagini Nivedita College) addressed the mass. They discussed FYUP, the Discipline Courses, the advantages of major and minor subjects under FYUP, facilities provided by the University.

The first session ended with the doubt clearing round, where Dr. Gulshan Sahani answered queries of the students and parents, followed by the second and third session. “The session was informative, almost all our queries are solved. The only thing I could say is that it should have been  more elaborate discussion on the course content rather than focusing on the university” says Kanika Kalra, a student aspirant.

The Office of the Dean of Students Welfare is right in the middle of holding Open Days for young DU aspirants. With the 12th board result slated to be out on May 26th, DU is doing its part to help curb pre admission jitters and entertain as many queries as possible. An Open Day essentially comprises of a presentation on Delhi University and the admissions procedure, followed by a question answer session. Each day, 3 sessions- 1 hour long each- are held, addressed by the Dean of Students Welfare and the Deputy Dean, Mr. J M Khurana and Dr. Tuteja. The session is Open for everyone who wishes to attend including parents of the students. Here are some of the valuable inputs the first session had to reveal:

  • The central admissions form will be available online and offline from June 2 to June 16, 2014. The offline form is available at various admission centers spread cross Delhi. The North Zone includes- Daulat Ram College, Hans raj College and SGTB Khalsa College among others. The South Zone has A.R.S.D College, Gargi College and a few others. Admissions centres for East Delhi and West Delhi Zones are also in place.
  • The first cut off list comes out on June 24, following which the first round of admissions will start. The first admissions round completes on June 26.
  • The subsequent lists comes out post June 26, if any colleges have seats left.
  • At the time of admissions, the documents needed are:
  1. 10th board certificate and marksheet
  2. 12th board marksheet
  3. Transfer Certificate
  4. Character Certificate
  5. Category Certificate (if a student wishes to take admission from a reserved category, he will need a certificate IN HIS OWN NAME)

Also, Students who wish to pursue a stream other than the one they studied in the 12th grade can do so- From Science to Commerce to Arts. A 2% deduction will be done in their cumulative score for each new subject that they haven’t studies before. The reverse switching (i.e, from arts to commerce to science) is not allowed.

The session also included a presentation by Dr. Kaur and Dr. Shobha, faculty from Cluster Innovation Centre who talked about the unique courses being offered in their programs.

The session concluded with one on one interaction between the Deans and the students. Anyone who wanted to ask anything particular was personally answered.

The University will be holding Open for almost the nest ten days, the schedule of which can be found here:


Delhi University will be holding almost ten days of Open Day to give an opportunity to prospective students and their parents a chance to clarify any confusion and uncertainty regarding admissions, course and colleges.
The University has released a schedule of the Open Days.
The Open Day in North Campus will be organized from 21st-22nd and 26th-30th May in Conference Centre, North Campus, while two days have been allotted for SP Jain Centre in South Campus from 23rd-24th. The timings for the same are from 10:00 am to 1:00pm.

Date Venue Guests
21st May, 2014
Conference Centre, North Campus Prof. SudhishPachauri (Pro-Vice-Chancellor), Prof. J.M.Khurana (Dean Students’ Welfare), Prof. Ajay Kumar (Dean, Research & HOD, Math),  Dr. Jaswinder Singh (Principal, SGTB Khalsa College), Prof. Amitabha Mukherjee (HOD, Physics), Dr. V.K. Kwatra (Principal, Hansraj College), Dr. S.P. Aggarwal (Principal, Ramanujan College)
22nd May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
Prof. Malashri Lal (Dean, Colleges), Dr. Neelima (HOD, Computer Science), Dr. Poonam Verma (Principal, SSCBS), Dr. Savithri Singh (Principal, ANDC),  Dr. B.Moitra Shroff (Principal, IP College), Dr. Sunil Sondhi (Principal, Maharaja Agrasen College), Prof T R Seshadri ( Physics)
23th May, 2014
SP Jain Centre
South Campus
Prof. Umesh Rai (Director, UDSC), Dr. I.S.Bakshi (Principal, Dyal Singh College), Dr. Hemlata Reddy (Principal, Venkateshwara College), Dr. Shashi Tyagi (Principal, Gargi College), Dr. Inderjeet Dagar (Principal, CVS), Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath (Principal, LSR)
24th May, 2014
SP Jain Centre
South Campus
Prof. Avinashi Kapoor (Joint Dean Students Welfare), Dr. Gyantosh Jha (Principal, ARSD College), Dr. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (Principal, Rajdhani College), Dr. Ajay Arora (Principal, Deshbandhu College), Dr. Purabi  Saikia (Principal, Bhagini Nivedita College), Dr. Minoti  Chatterjee (Principal, Kamala Nehru College)
26rd May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
Prof. Satwanti Kapoor (Proctor), Dr. Savithri Singh (Principal, ANDC), Dr. Shashi Nijhawan (Principal, Shivaji College),  Dr. Praduman Kumar (Principal, Hindu College), Dr. Manmohan Kaur (Principal, SGND Khalsa College), Prof Anupurani ( Physics)
27th May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
 J.M.Khurana (Dean Students’ Welfare), Dr Anju Gupta (Director, NCWEB), Dr. P.K.Khurana (Principal, SBSC),  Dr. Kalpana Barara (Principal, Aditi Mahavidyala), Dr. Anula Maurya(Principal, Kalindi College)
28th May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
Prof. J.P. Sharma (HOD, Commerce), Prof. Aditya Bhattacharya (HOD, Economics), Prof. Ramesh Gautam (Director, ILLL), Dr. P.C.Jain (Principal, SRCC), Prof. Rama Mathews (Dean, Education)
29th May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
Prof.H. S.Prasad (Dean, Arts Faulty), Dr. J.B.Singh (Principal, SGGSCC), Dr. S.K. Garg (Principal, DDU College), Prof. M.M. Chaturvedi (Director, CIC), Prof. Sreemati Chakarbarti (HOD, East Asian Studies), Prof. C.S. Dubey (Director, COL),Prof. Anand Prakash (Dean, International)
30th May, 2014
Conference Centre
North Campus
Prof. S.C.Batla (HOD, Botany), Prof. Rashmi Joshi (HOD, SFUS), Dr. Pratibha Jolly (Principal, Miranda House), Dr. Aslam Parvaiz (Principal , Zakir Husain College), Prof. Uma Garg (Dean & HOD, Music Faculty)