UG Admissions


On 7 August 2023, the first round of seat allotment for UG admissions have been released with over 87% of UG seats secured by students, with Hansraj College witnessing the highest number of registrations. The second round of seat allotment will be released on 10 August for the remaining vacant seats.

In the first round of seat allotment under the CSAS portal for securing UG admissions at Delhi University (DU), the maximum admissions were secured at Hansraj College, Ramjas College and Dyal Singh College. The list was announced on 7 August 2023, with over 87% of UG seats already secured by students. Kirori Mal College witnessed the highest number of total registrations with 1,61,533 registrations followed by Hindu College with 1,58,548 registrations and Hansraj College with 1,57,162 registrations.

According to the data released by the CSAS portal, a total of 85,853 students secured UG admissions at DU. However, 62,008 students paid their fees and secured their seats at DU, among which 53% are female students. 12,733 students have chosen to freeze their allotment with 40,701 opting to upgrade.

The list of vacant seats has been released on the official websites at du.ac.in and admissions.uod.ac.in. The second round of allotment commenced on 7 August 2023 with the display of vacant seats. Students who have opted to upgrade will be given the option to re-order their higher preferences from 7 August to 8 August 2023.

Most of the seats are filled. Only in science courses, around 10% of admissions are left. Earlier, it would take us at least four lists to arrive at the seat scenario that we are witnessing now after the first list”, Manoj Khanna, principal of Ramjas College mentioned in regards to the admission process.

The second round of seat allotment will be declared on 10 August 2023. Selected students will have to accept their allotted between 10 August to 13 August 2023. The third round of seat allotment will be notified by the university. However, depending on the number of vacant seats available for admission, the university may announce additional rounds.

Colleges will be required to approve the online application from 10 August to 14 August 2023. The last date for the online payment of fees by the students is 15 August 2023.

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On July 29, DU released its simulated rank list for admissions to undergraduate programs. Candidates who registered for DU UG 2023 can access this list by logging in to the admissions website.

The university has released the rank list for candidates to assess the likelihood of admission to their preferred college/course. These tentative ranks have been allocated according to Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores and chosen preferences.

The candidates have been given time till 11.59 pm, Sunday, to alter these preferences before the first seat allocation list is released. This can be done on the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) portal.

It must be noted that the simulated ranks are tentative ranks based on the scores and preferences submitted by candidates. These ranks should not be construed as a warranty, express or implied, or creation of a legitimate expectation or as final ranks for allocations of a program of study or college whatsoever”. – Haneet Gandhi, dean of admissions, DU

Final ranks are prone to change as students may add, change or delete college or program preferences till Sunday. The last saved preference will be treated as final.

The next phase of the admission process will begin on August 1, with seat allocation lists being released. Students will be able to accept their seats by August 4 and the online fee payment for the first round will be open till August 6. Inaction will be regarded as non-acceptance of the allocated seat.

Since the simulated ranks are not final and may change owing to the alteration of college-course preferences, students are confused regarding the next course of action. Some have opted to reorder preferences whereas others have decided to wait for the first allocation round.

There was a significant increase in the number of applications for admission to DU this year. The 12.7% rise is credited to the high number of candidates that appeared for the CUET. The university plans to offer 71,000 undergraduate seats across all its colleges.

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Arshiya Pathania

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Delhi University is going to continue with 5% course-wise reservation of the seats in all colleges for wards of Kashmiri migrants. Kashmiri students from outside Delhi and Jammu will also be eligible to apply under the quota.

The 5% quota for children of Kashmiri migrants is supernumerary, implying that this percentage of seats will be over and above the existing seat matrix.

The University has released certain guidelines for students applying under this category:

  1. Wards of Kashmiri migrants who wish to be considered for admission under this category must register online, as per the schedule released by the university.
  2. Candidates must upload a certificate of registration as Kashmiri migrant issued by the Divisional Commissioner/ Relief Commissioner, along with proof of property in Kashmir, and proof of current residence along with their applications, apart from the other regular documents.
  3. A maximum concession of 10% in the last cut-off mark fixed for the General Category will be extended to wards of Kashmiri migrants. This reservation is not applicable for courses requiring an entrance test.
  4. Admission of wards of Kashmiri migrants will be based on cut-offs announced by the colleges.

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Abhinaya Harigovind

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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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The admissions for Delhi University undergrad courses has been pushed a week by the varsity and will now begin from 1st June, 2016.
The entire admission procedure will be conducted online this year, as opposed to last year when both online and offline applications were accepted.

DU Registrar Tarun Das said in an official statement that, “The university will be completing registration of PhD, MPhil, Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses based on entrance examination on May 31. The varsity will be launching registration of UG courses immediately after that on June 1.”

This year, registrations under the Sports quota, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota, Kashmiri migrants and Defence category will also be conducted online. The candidates will be required to upload their self attested documents online.

The university had set up a 24 member committee, comprising of college principals, and deans from faculties of science, commerce or arts, to form an admission policy. The admission policy is uploaded on the website every year a week before the admission procedure begins. This year, however it isn’t clear whether the recommendations of the committee have been accepted or not by the VC. The registrar said that the bulleting of information which will include the guide to admission procedure and subsequent procedures will be uploaded on the website on the same day.

Some questions that are confusing students and parents alike, are concession to girl candidates, number of cutoff lists, admission under ECA and sports quota, formulae for calculation of best of four and the inclusion of minority colleges like St. Stephen’s and JMC in the centralized process.


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Kick-starting the much anticipated admission process, the University of Delhi is holding entrance based admissions for a selected bunch of undergraduate courses this year. With courses such as BMS, B.Tech and B.A (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication among others, having an entrance based admission, other courses will take in admissions on the basis of the standard ‘Best of Four’ parameter.

All the candidates seeking admission to those Undergraduate (UG) courses where admission is based only on entrance examination are required to register online. You must register on the UG portal with a valid email ID and other relevant details as mentioned in the form. You can take a look at the form here. 

The Undergraduate courses to which an applicant can apply through this online registration are as following:

I. Name of Institution and courses offered:

1. Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities : Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), B.A (Hons) Business Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis).

2. Cluster Innovation Centre:  B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations), B.A (Hons) Humanities and Social Sciences.

3. Central Institute of Education: Bachelors of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

4. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports: B.Sc. (P.E.,H.E. & S.)

5. Indraprastha College for Women: B.A (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication

While registrations have already begun, some important dates that the students must keep in mind are given below.

II. A list of important dates:

  • Start date for online Registration : 13th May 2016
  • Closing date for online Registration: 31st May 2016
  • *Dates for the conduct of the Entrance Examinations: 19th – 23rd June 2016
  • Announcement of Results of Entrance Examinations : On or before 4th July 2016

* For exact date of the Entrance Examination of individual Courses, candidates must visit the UG information portal here. 

Candidates must be abreast with all the details mentioned on the UG Portal’s Bulletin of Information and should keep the following material handy for upload during the filling of the online form.

III. Important documents 

i. Passport size photograph of the applicant (maximum size: 50kb; Formats: JPG/ JPEG/ PNG)

ii. Scanned signature of the applicant (maximum size: 50kb; Formats: JPG/ JPEG/ PNG)

iii. Self attested copy of Identity Proof of the applicant (maximum size: 50kb, Formats: JPG/ JPEG/ PNG).

(*Identity proof can be any one of the following documents: Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN card, Voter’s identity card, Passport or College identity card.)

iv. Self attested copy of Class 10th Certificate (maximum size: 100kb, Formats: JPG/ JPEG/ PNG/ PDF).

v. Self attested copy of Caste Certificate, if applicable (maximum size: 100kb, Formats: JPG/ JPEG/ PNG/ PDF).

The admission to the UG courses mentioned above will be done through two tier process, which will comprise of the written test followed by the Interview/Group Discussion of the short-listed candidates.

It is important to note that in case a candidate wishes to apply in more than one Course then the candidate will have to fill separate registration form for each Course. The same login details shall be valid for all the registration forms filled by the candidate. Candidate shall be required to pay separate registration fee for applying to each Course.

All hopeful applicants applying to courses, the admissions to which are based on an entrance test, must familiarise themselves with the Bulletin of Information that has been notified by the varsity.


Riya Chhibber

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