Finalists can change their preferences for colleges till Sunday, 4th August, and the first allotment will be released on Monday, 5th August.


The University of Delhi (DU) released the revised schedule for admission to the undergraduate courses: Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Economics (BMS, BBA, and BBE, respectively) on Saturday, 3rd August. The rank-wise result list, as well as a list of ineligible candidates was uploaded by the varsity on its website. 


Applicants have the option to view their results and change their preferences for the respective courses and colleges that they would like to seek admission to, till Sunday, 4th August. The first allotment list is scheduled to be released on Monday, 5th August. After which, applicants will be able to apply to the specific college that they have been alloted, by Wednesday, the 7th of August. The allotment list shall be displayed on the DU admissions portal as well as on the applicant’s login page. The allotted course (and college) shall be displayed as per the availability of seats with respect to the applicant’s preference and acquired rank. In case the applicant wishes to get admission to the displayed course, the applicant can do so by cancelling their admission in any course they may currently be enrolled in. This process has to be done online itself, and the candidates are not expected to visit the colleges for the procedure. Applicants who do not choose “Apply for Admission” or do not pay the fees shall not be allotted any seat in the courses during the schedule announced. 


On receiving approval for admission by the Principal, the applicant would be required to submit the college fee within the stipulated time allotted for the purpose. Applicants already admitted in a course at the University of Delhi shall be required to cancel admission in any such course, and pay cancellation fee in order to be eligible. At the time of fee payment, the applicant can choose to either be upgraded as per their registered preference order to another college/course, or to remain with the current allotment. Only the applicants who choose to be upgraded shall be provided another allotment that is higher in their preference order during the next allotment, if seats are available. The fee for the first round of counselling needs to be paid by noon on Thursday, 8th August. 


The admitted students shall be required to present themselves with their original documents for verification at the time of commencement of classes, or as per the directions issued by the college on the college website, and/or directly sent to the applicants on their registered email.


Similarly, the second round of counselling is scheduled to commence on Friday, 9th August. The detailed instructions and deadlines can be found on the DU admissions portal. 


Moreover, the University has also set up a helpline in case of any query regarding admissions to BMS/BBA(FIA)/BBE courses; candidates can send their mails to [email protected] with their form number, name, category, a copy of class XII mark sheet, and a copy of their category certificate, if any.


Applicants are also advised to refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Bulletin 2019-20 for details regarding the counselling and admissions based on the Joint Admissions Test (JAT). 


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Bhavya Pandey 

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As the results are out, nightmarish stories of students scoring a zero on their mark-sheets emerge. The question remains- are such major human errors forgivable?

Over the years, the checking and rechecking process at the Delhi University (DU) for its semester exams has been a subject of great disappointment. This year too, stories of some major discrepancies between the marks expected by the students and the marks they have scored have arisen, but the most shocking is the story of nine girls scoring an absolute zero in their fifth semester.

On 22nd January, 2019 the results for 3rd year students of BA (Honours) History were declared. Nine girls from Jesus and Mary College scored a zero in their transcripts in the paper named ‘Modern Europe’. The girls have consecutive roll numbers, and sit consecutively in the examination hall as well.

One of the students told DU Beat- “Firstly, it’s almost next to impossible to score a zero in a theory subject; it’s only possible if you leave the whole answer sheet blank. Secondly, it’s the fifth semester for those girls; they can’t afford to have this major discrepancy in their transcripts. Girls have to apply for higher studies, some aspire to go out of India, and deadlines are approaching really fast.” Similar stories have also been heard from Human Resource Management (HRM) courses at the College of Vocational Studies and in the History Departments of Maitreyi College and Dyal Singh College. Two History students from St. Stephen’s College also got a zero in their mark-sheet.

When asked for a comment, the administration and authorities did not respond to DU Beat. Such scores in a student’s mark-sheets are a blot on their already uncertain future, and undoubtedly do not help with their forthcoming endeavours. The revaluation procedure at Delhi University is a challenge in itself. Some call it a money-minting process which takes half a semester to revalue and recheck mark-sheets, and has an overly underwhelming response. Ms. Maya John, a Professor at the History Department of JMC was of the view that, “It is extremely unfortunate that over the years, the exam reforms have only lead to a rise in the revaluation costs.”

The Professor went on to clarify that at the moment, teachers and departments have encouraged students who scored low and were expecting higher marks, to send representatives from their respective colleges and departments. The Department of History, North Campus, and the South Campus branches have been informed of the same. She also added, “It is extremely crucial that an impartial enquiry is held into this matter since it is largely unfair for all those and have been coerced to spend thousands on revaluation fee.”

In order to prevent an unjustified and undeserved backlog, a fast-track result of the aforementioned procedure is integral.

Such technical glitches are plausible, but their quantity has increased over the years. These errors not only show the University in a bad light, but also disturb mental and physical peace of many students and their families. Being the foundations of education, it’s high time that these institutions take necessary steps in ensuring correct and timely checking and rechecking of answer sheets, to prevent losses in the students’ future endeavours.

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Sakshi Arora

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With the semester exams coming closer each day, DU Beat brings to you a guide to writing papers in English Honours.

“… And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

  • John Keating, Dead Poets Society

Literature is a problematic yet beautiful vista of thought. It teaches you to love strongly, and the opposite. It teaches you something that transcends the very meaning of literature- the written word. A perfectly imbalanced translation of human emotions onto pages; the magic and mayhem, literature is food for the soul indeed. Studying English as your core subject at the university level makes a narrative of you. You see yourself becoming a story and a story teller. You are enraptured in the literary melody of words and powerful emotions. But all this must transliterate into good marks for you, because as a professor at my college once said, “Let us face it, with English Honours, your prospects are bleak. So at least get a good score.”

Literature is best understood through perceptions. It is highly subjective and invites your own ideas in the mix. But it will be wrong to claim that it is highly technical. The grammar rules and syntax, even the sound of two words together, the redundant alliterative usage of words, and the consequent inferences of two words written successively; the minutest technicality needs to be perfected to obtain a heightened grasp. Language is as complex as arithmetic probably, in this regard.

While writing academic papers in English Honours, it is a given fact that plagiarism leads to your self-inflicted doom. Literature always retains the artistic credit in the acknowledgement of every single word that is not your own. But it is as Professor Keval Arora’s guide to Assignment Submissions pointedly notes, “Quote sparingly, only in order to strengthen your own argument. Do not treat quotations as a substitute for the work that you are expected to do.” Professor Arora in the same document instructs warningly:



The penalty for widespread copying can be as high as a non?negotiable* ZERO/10.

It is extremely significant then, to ascribe the quotations to authors and/or sources. As Professor Arora notes, “Acknowledge the source (book/essay; author’s name; website) from where the material is taken.”

It is a very obvious point to be mentioned at the onset, but nevertheless its pressing importance cannot be overstated.

“Your writing should always make sense to yourself first, and you should be reading it as a critic,” says Professor Laboni Bhattacharya of Hindu College. It is very important to have a structure for your writing. The introductory lines, the main body, and then the conclusive inferences. More often than not, we find the lacking of adhesion in our writing. The over-emphasis on certain ideas is played well, but then the cohesion seems to wither. It is suggested that every idea should be presented in a different paragraph; broken down into a series of ideas so as to enable a greater understanding of the written material. It always helps to play with the sentence structure and length in this regard. From short phrases to elongated sentences, the idea becomes to create a melody in your writing.

Every piece of writing in English Literature offers some arguments, and some justifications. The author describes certain ideas as per his own volition. Khyati Sanger, a second year English Literature student of Miranda House shares her passionate opinions on the subject, “Always seek for conflicting ideologies in your readings. Read about multiple schools of thought and then make up your own mind. The real aspect of Literature is that it cannot possibly mean the exact truth. As a student studying Literature, we are told to always argue; to question the idea of a thinker and that is one of the various intriguing activities peripheral to Literature.”

An essay might deeply interest you, and sometimes even appear to be the word of ultimate reason. But it is always a perspective that is impressed on you, for you to indulge in an exploration of your own. “When reading a text, I always make it a task to transcend myself into the historical background of the text. History, not just the political but the socio-economic background of the text is extremely important to dissect the layers of meaning the text aims to explore,” says Khyati. Quoting a thinker is not just for the sake of it, it is felt that the quote needs incorporating into the sentence that you form. Through such citings, building up your own justification of the answer is important.

Literature has been through trends and revolutions and so, it becomes a task to identify the writings with their period-specific thinking. It is after such understanding that you enable a brilliant writing of your answers and essays. Writing in English Literature needs to be as interpretative, as interpolative as you can possibly endeavour to manage.

As for writing the answer scripts in a moment of exam induced anxiety, Prachi Mehra, a second year English Literature student at Gargi College states, “Once you get the question paper, take a quick scan. It is always a better option to attempt the 15 markers first and maintain your speed with them. When writing the first paragraph, think of the structure of your answer. A well-structured answer always scores more. Also, while analysing literature, the present tense is preferably used.” To bring everything back to attention while writing an answer with a drowsy mind due to lack of sleep, that becomes a challenging task.

Before you begin with your answer, read the question carefully and give it to your analytical skills to recall the incidents to be quoted, the arguments to be made and the justifications to be rendered in the course of your answer. Making bullet points of the necessary points can prove useful here. Your originality, hard work and interpretative abilities will render good scores to you.

Once you have the quotes, the ideas and the opinions on paper, you have written your piece. And in that moment of completion, there is an immense joy. You cannot always aim at excellence, and the arbitrariness of Literature is one of its characteristic merits. Sanchi Mehta, President of the Department of English of Hindu College captures the joy of writing an exam of literature when she says, “Writing an English Honours exam is an anxious outpour of the revelations, questions and criticism of the texts, authors/poets/playwrights and age that arouse in us while reading. It is an endeavour to sieve and pick the right arguments and defending them copiously to produce an adumbration of the prodigious critical essays one reads in preparation and the marvellous knowledge imparted by teachers in classroom. What one does achieve at the end is a certain level of catharsis and well, comfort that at least the assessment of how good (or bad) it was can be procrastinated till the results are declared.”

The most important idea while writing a paper in English Honours is essentially the ability of the writer to maintain his or her originality with the copious interaction of a whirlpool of interpretations ascribed to a multitude of authors and writers. It is a parallelism that is required. Parallelism and the spirit to pursue it.

So read and write as a habit, as a passion and you are halfway there.

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Kartik Chauhan

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Revaluation for semester results at the University of Delhi may seem complicated, but here is a guide to simplify the process.

University of Delhi (DU) has started to announce results for the academic session 2018-19. Revaluation is an effective tool for students who are dissatisfied with their results.The revaluation process was scrapped off by Delhi University in 2013. But due to continuous protests by the students and Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), the administration re-introduced the system in the University in 2014.

According to the official Delhi University Information Centre, “Revaluation means to re-evaluate the paper of a particular subject completely. For this, a candidate has to completely surrender their original marks of a particular subject and accept the final result as declared by the University as a result of revaluation.”

The revaluation form can be downloaded from the University website, i.e., www.du.ac.in . It has to be filled by the candidate and has to be submitted to the Revaluation Cell Counter in the Examination Branch of North or South Campus between 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m.. The revaluation fee per paper is Rs.1000/- and has to be duly submitted with the application form. The form has to be attested either by the Principal or the Head of the Department.

The rules prescribed by the University are as follows:

  1. Revaluation is allowed only for theory papers of non-professional courses, which have not been jointly valued.
  2. No second applications for the same paper shall be accepted.
  3. It shall be applied for within two weeks of the declaration of the result.
  4. The Candidate is required to produce a photocopy of their current Admission Ticket and/or statement of marks for verification of Roll No., marks etc., at the time of submission of application form for revaluation and also to attach self-address envelope of 9 x4 size with postal stamp worth Rs.5/- affixed, for sending revaluation result.  
  5. After completion, the new results will be uploaded on the university website, www.du.ac.in. under the results portal after four to five months.
  6. The revised result may entail either entail no change, an increase or decrease in the candidate’s marks.

Documents required for the same are as follows:

  1. Photocopy of the candidate’s current Admission Ticket and Statement of Marks.
  2. Duly filled and signed revaluation form.
  3. Entries in the form must be verified from the Principal of the candidate’s college. (Students may contact the Administration Office of their college for the same)


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Anoushka Sharma

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Nikita Bhatia

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The announcement of delayed results has indefinitely spread waves of shock among students across the university. DU Beat has reached out to DU officials to confirm the veracity of all claims.

In a startling revelation, the officials of University of Delhi (DU) have confirmed that results for the semester-end examinations conducted over the months of November-December 2017 will be postponed by at least a month, thereby delaying the process indefinitely. It has been classified as a means of retaliation against Delhi Government’s inordinate delay in the release of funds to pay salaries to DU’s teaching staff. Last month, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association President and Secretary had written to Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi to appeal to release funds for the 28 DU colleges that are either partially or fully funded by it. This contentious issue stems from the delay by DU in the formation of a governing body for these 28 colleges.

The Dean of University Examinations confirmed the news, as released by sources. In a press statement released by him, he explained the gravitas of the situation and contended that the issue has extended for far too long to be controlled by them anymore. Teachers have unanimously decided to not check any university papers unless they receive an official update by the Delhi Government regarding the release of funds. Rashmi Gurzhou, a teacher at one of DU’s colleges, said “Our positions have been undermined and our personal lives are jeopardised due to the lack of salaries to cover daily expenses”. Despite their seemingly obvious disconnect with the formation of a Governing Body, most teachers have to bear the brunt of the University’s nonchalant behavior.

However, political pundits have accused the university officials of concealing the actual, inconspicuous reasons behind this delay by putting DUTA’s strike into the limelight, and henceforth not taking any action to curb it. One popular theory is that teachers are thoroughly disappointed with the quality of answer scripts. A few teachers, who had begun with the process of correction before DUTA called for a strike to protest, were apparently shocked by the level of degradation of answer quality even among those students who hail from reputable colleges. As an instinctive response, they disbanded from the process and shrunk from this responsibility, letting go of the opportunity to earn a few extra bucks. Some conspiracy theorists have gone a step further to theoritise the possibility of a fire in the vicinity of checking hall, which burnt the answer scripts.
Niharika Dabral, a student at DU was ecstatic when this news was announced, and said, “I’m a hundred percent sure that the DU authorities are trying to cover a goof-up. Either way, I’m happy.” Many others, unfortunately, do not share the same perspective. After writing several times to the VC’s office, a few student groups are preparing to approach the Delhi High Court now.

**Disclaimer: Bazinga is our weekly column of almost believable fake news. It is a humorous, light hearted column that should only be appreciated and not accepted.


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Vijeata Balani
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The Class 12th Board Results have been declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education on May 28th, 2017 in the forenoon. The examinations were conducted between March 9 and April 29 of this year. The results can be checked on the Board’s online portal (www.cbseresults.nic.in). The CBSE announced the results of more than 11 lakh students today.

Steps to check your result:

1. Log in here

2. Add your Board roll number, school code, and centre code

3. Result will be displayed on the screen

4. Take a printout or a screenshot for future use

This year the results have been embroiled in chaos due to the Board’s decision to scrap off the marks moderation policy, which invited a contending ruling by the Delhi High Court on May 23rd. The MHRD, after consultation with the Board, declared that the policy would be upheld and implemented on May 26th. However, there would be no spiking of marks, and the five-point policy would be followed.

The Board results are decisive for candidates aspiring to enroll in the University of Delhi, as the Best of Four percentage is used as the foundational criteria to check the cut-off applicability for various college and courses.

The varsity commenced the registration process of its merit-based courses from May 22nd, which are slated to close on June 12th. Applicants can register themselves at https://ug.du.ac.in/app/ and proceed to submit their applications after filling in all the sections.

The schedule for admissions can be viewed on our portal here, and the guide to the varsity’s process can be viewed here.

You can view the Best of Four calculation guide here, the ECA Quota categories here, and the Sports Quota categories here.

We wish all the applicants good luck for the new journey which awaits them eagerly.


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Saumya Kalia
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It seems like another fine day – back-to-college hustle, eating that one dish you’ve been craving since last night and finally snuggling back into the comfort of your bed after a long day; till you notice the messages on WhatsApp and your newsfeed on Facebook. As per them, results are out. Yes, the results for the semester-end exams you have mixed feelings about ever since you handed your answer sheet to the examiner.

The dreadful feeling intensifies once you see the list of declared result on the official website. It’s true, the results are definitely out. The anxiety for 1st year students touches high limits as it’ll be their first statement of marks from college. While the experienced 2nd and 3rd years know, the tedious struggle of attempting to load your result has begun.

So here we’ve compiled 5 stages a DU Student goes through once their results have been uploaded:

  1. The panic – You’ve just found out that the results are out and suddenly you want to leave everything and just open the website to see your result. Suddenly you remember the incomplete question in the answer sheet, that one really stupid mistake in the paper and that last question you completely messed up. As you suddenly turn into a devotee of the god who grants good marks, you hesitantly open the website as you attempt to find your exam roll number.
  2. The anguish – This is the definitely the longest stage. Slowly, the panic subsides as the website simply fails to load or crashes.  You sit there constantly filling each field in the form only for the page to say, “Sorry! There is an error occurred. Please try later” after you spend good 25 minutes. About two hours later, you’re at least able to open the website with just a little ease. All the tension about the result has subsided by now because you just want the page to load. The struggle is real, folks.
  3. The patience test – About 10 or 20 tabs are open with the Statement of Marks link. You’re slowly entering your details in the form as the page reloads after each field. Some people give up during this stage and simply sleep off, planning to open the page tomorrow with relative ease. The remaining ones patiently stagger on. Some people manage to see their results and inform their classmates about miracle, lifting up everyone’s hopes. Your patience is tested at its peak when you click “Search Score Card” and wait for 5 nervous minutes, only to see Runtime error.
  4. The Desperation – You’ve given your Roll number to your friends or family members by now in hopes of someone managing to open your result. Procrastination sweeps in with your favourite movie or TV series latest episode as you keep altering between them and the result page. Your pockets are out of ‘care’s to give, unless you see that one tab which shows ‘untitled page’ after clicking the Search Score card button.
  5. The Result – You’ve seen it. Finally, it opened (praise the lord). Suddenly the anxiety crashes in as it takes you a good moment or two to comprehend your marks. Phone calculators come out as you quickly begin to look at your percentage. Relief, shock, sadness or surprise overcomes, depending on your marks. “Next time, I’ll start early. Sacchi,” is the mantra every student says, ever.

Shaina Ahluwalia
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Delhi University has declared the Sem V results of the examinations conducted in November-December 2013 for 24 courses. These include most arts courses including Economics, English, History, Journalism, Political Science and Psychology.

They had started the roll out for Sem V results yesterday on 3rd January, 2014 by releasing the result for B.Com (Prog).

(Link to declared results)

Eight days after announcing the results for first year students, Delhi University started rolling out the results of second year students on the 29th of December. The University has declared the third semester results of 24 courses including History, Political Science, Biochemistry, Zoology and Journalism. The results of many popular courses including English, Economics and Commerce, still remain awaited.

Just like the results for first year students, the University has hosted the results on two servers. Only this time they seem to be working just fine.

Update on 1st January: #DelhiUniversity has declared the examination results for 2nd year students of 17 courses today. These courses include Economics, English, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and B. Com (Pass). The result of courses such as B. Com (Hons) and Bachelor’s of Business Studies haven’t been declared yet.

(Link to check results)