The University of Delhi began its admission process on Saturday 20th June 2020. Over 19,543 students registered themselves on the DU portal in the first four hours of admission portal going online. The registration portal will remain open for the next 15 days till 4th June. Around 5,889 students registered themselves for the admissions to the Delhi University’s postgraduate courses while 457 students registered for Ph.D.
As the CBSE class 12th results are yet to be announced, the University of Delhi will reopen the portal again for uploading the class 12th mark sheet. The University has not announced any dates for releasing the cutoff list but it is certain that the cutoffs will be announced only after CBSE declares class 12th result.
DU has released a common form for admission in both merit-based and entrance based courses. There are in total of ten courses which permits admission on the basis of entrance test. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the entrance test for DU and the entrance tests are conducted in 12 cities of India. The entrance test dates are yet to be announced by the University. It is certain that the Delhi University will conduct its entrance exams after JEE and NEET exams take place.
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The Covid-19 situation and the shut down of colleges have brought several changes in the University’s admission process. Except for NSS and NCC, the admissions under the extracurricular activities quota have been scrapped. Admissions under sports quota will be done on the basis of certificates only. The admission process will be completely offline and the documents will be verified online by the University.
Shobha Bagai, the admission branch head, at an online press meet stated that no application will be left undecided. It will either be accepted or rejected. The documents submitted online would be verified within the stipulated time period by the respective college authorities The admission will be immediately canceled if at any stage it is found that the given information by the applicant is false. The fees also will not be refunded in any such case.
Earlier the Delhi University used to conduct open house sessions to clear candidates’ doubts and inquiries. This year the University has decided to conduct online webinars in place of the open house sessions to answer the concerns of students.
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As per the reports, the first few webinars will be focused on explaining the admission process. Later a few more webinars will be conducted to solve the doubts of the candidates related to the admission process.
Formerly 5% of seats, were reserved for ECA and sports category. This year the University will give admission to ECA and sports category on the basis of certificates as there will be no sports trial.
As per the Bulletin of information released on the University’s website, Delhi University will be reading five cutoff lists this year. Even after the release of five cutoff lists if the seats remain vacant, the University will further release a special cutoff list to fill the vacant seats. The cutoff list for the special drive will be released after all the five cutoff lists are announced.