Delhi University Admissions – Key Details to know before applying

Delhi University Admissions - Key Details to know before applying

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a course in the University of Delhi remains same as of last year. Aspirants of DU can visit the official website in order to check the eligibility criteria.

Yesterday, i.e., 13 February, 2023, the University of Delhi released the eligibility criteria for admissions through Common University Entrance Test to undergraduate courses. The eligibility criteria for pursuing a course in the University of Delhi remains same as of last year. Aspirants of DU can visit the official website in order to check the eligibility criteria.

It was also notified by the University of Delhi that the basic criteria for admissions to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) of the College of Art will be CUET. Delhi University is a well-renowned university that draws admissions from across India and abroad. The university adopted CUET (Common University Entrance Test) for admissions in all Undergraduate courses from last year onwards. Such courses included BCom, BA, BTech, BSc, etc.

Moreover, from the upcoming academic session 2023-2024, the University of Delhi will also conduct post-graduate admissions through CUET PG. DU is composed of three campuses which includes south campus, north campus and off campus. It has 91 affiliated colleges spread across three campuses. This article gives you the details of the procedure of admissions, scholarships and other details that you must know about admissions to Delhi University.

Common University Entrance Test – Undergraduate 2023

After the introduction of the Common University Entrance Test, Delhi University received nearly 2.17 lakh applications from candidates for its undergraduate programs last year. From this, a total of 64,915 students were enrolled out of the roughly available 70,000 undergraduate seats that was on offer.

Popular courses offered in the University of Delhi

The five most popular courses of Delhi University in 2022 out of the top 50 courses included:

  • BCom – 21 colleges
  • BCom (Honours) – 14 colleges
  • BA (Hons) in English – 8 colleges
  • BA (Hons) in Political Science – 5 colleges
  • BA (Honours) in History – 2 colleges

One of the most popular programs offered in the Delhi University is the Political Science Honours program at Hindu College. In 2021, the course had a 100 per cent cut-off. Moreover, in 2022, the lowest CUET score was 797.82/800 against which a candidate was admitted to this program. If it was converted to percentage terms, this would account to 99.73 per cent.

Moreover, for BA (Hons) Psychology, 795.086/800 was the lowest CUET score against which students were admitted. When converted to percentage terms, this would roughly account to 99.38 per cent.

University of Delhi – Top 10 popular courses in 2021

BCom (Hons.) was the number one course offered by the University of Delhi and it had admitted 8755 students. Followed by this, the below list consists of the courses along with the number of students admitted into the course.

  • BCom – 7672
  • BA (Hons.) Political Science – 4279
  • BA (Hons.) English – 3015
  • BA (Hons.) History – 2975
  • BSc (Hons.) Mathematics – 2918
  • BA Program (History + Political Science) – 2905
  • BA (Hons.) Economics – 2740
  • BA (Hons.) Hindi – 2696
  • BSc (Hons.) Physics – 1594

NIRF Ranking 2022 of Delhi University affiliated colleges

Under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings, Delhi University has been ranked at the 13th position. This list was released by the Ministry of Education. As per the NIRF rankings, the top 10 colleges of the university are:

  1. Miranda House
  2. Hindu College
  3. Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  4. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College
  5. Kirori Mal College
  6. St. Stephen’s College
  7. Shri Ram College of Commerce
  8. Hans Raj College
  9. Sri Venkateswara College
  10. Lady Irwin College
Scholarships offered at University of Delhi

Delhi university has released a list of 20 scholarships, for the year 2022-23. This was exclusively released for students belonging to various undergraduate courses offered by DU. Eligible candidates for this scholarship are students from all the affiliated colleges of DU. There has been an extension to apply this scholarship and last date to submit the application is February 15. Earlier, the last date to submit the application was January 31.

The various scholarships offered by the University of Delhi includes:

  • Dr VKRV. Rao Endowment Book-Grant
  • Sh. Prem Prakash Award
  • The Delhi University and College Karamchari Union Book-Grant
  • The Delhi State Co-operative Union Book-Grant
  • Pt. Man Mohan Nath Dhar Book-Grant
  • Sardar Kartar Singh Grover Memorial Book-Grant
  • Ganga Sant Book-Grant
  • Puran Chand Khatri Book-Grant and many more.

Merit scholarships funded by the State is awarded to students from the SC, ST and OBC category. The eligibility criteria for the students to apply for this scholarship includes a score of at least 60 per cent in the previous academic year. Moreover, the scholarship does not mandate any upper-income limit for the students belonging to SC and ST categories. However, for the students of OBC category, they must have a household income below Rs 3 lakh per annum.

Hostel facilities at the University of Delhi

CUET scores are now the basis of Hostel allotment in the University of Delhi. Earlier, Class 12 Board Examination scores were the criteria for the allocation of rooms for undergraduate students in the Delhi University hostels. Moreover, some colleges conducted interviews earlier. Hostel facilities are present in the university at the following colleges.

  • Daulat Ram College
  • Hansraj College
  • Hindu College
  • Indraprastha College for Women
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Ramjas College
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce
  • Lady Shri Ram college
  • Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College
  • St. Stephen’s College
  • Sri Venkateswara College
  • Bharati College
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Janki Devi Memorial College
  • Keshav Mahavidyalaya
  • Lady Irwin College
  • Maharaja Agrasen College
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  • Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

Placements at the University of Delhi

Placement assistance is offered by the Central Placement Cell of the University of Delhi. Moreover, students are also offered counselling for employment and self or social entrepreneurship by the Central Placement Cell. Various drives such as Job Mela are conducted by the Cell in which a variety of companies offer internships and employment opportunities in various domains. Below are the major recruiters of the Central Placement Cell.

  • Burger Singh
  • Bird Worldwide Flight Pvt Ltd
  • ABP News Network
  • Vivo India
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Infosys
  • Vistara and more.

Moreover, every DU affiliated college has its own placement cell apart from CPC. The placement cell critically acts as an interface between the students and the industry.

History of the Delhi University

In 1922, the University of Delhi. At the time of establishment, the university had three colleges and 750 students. The critical posts of DU are held as follows:

  • The President of India is the Visitor
  • The Vice-President is the Chancellor
  • The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor

University of Delhi has now grown to be one of the largest universities in India. It consists of 16 faculties with over 80 academic departments, 91 colleges and more than seven lakh students. The university accepted admissions until last year on the basis of their class 12 marks. From 2022, the University had adopted the CUET.

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