Delhi University this year has received more than 3.5 lakh applications for undergraduate courses across various disciplines till last day of registration. The portal for admission opened on May 15, 2018 for all aspiring students those who wish to become a part of prestigious colleges at this university. DU has till now confirmed the release of at least five cut-off lists. The first list is expected to come out on June 19, 2018.
Increase in Number of Applicants
While approximately 3,85,749 applicants have registered on the official portal of Delhi University, 2,70,515 applicants have already made their admission payment. The total number of male candidates to apply this year were 1, 80,092 and total female candidates to apply reached up to 15,197. Students to apply in the ‘other’ category were 101. These statistics have increased since last year when just 3,30,567 applicants had registered and just 2,20,000 had made payments.
Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, student welfare, Delhi University added to this, “The reason we have received more registrations this year could be because we have a unified form for merit-based and entrance-based undergraduate programmes. Last year, around 30,000 students had applied separately for the entrance-based courses. So we may cross the number of applications we received last year.’ Postgraduate courses saw a registration of 1, 66,407 students on DU portal. 80,328 out of this total number were males and 80,328 were females. Candidates to register in the ‘others’ category were 67.
Entrance Test Based Programmes
Merit based courses in the university are based on the cut-off list and entrance based courses require candidates to appear for an online entrance test. UG courses based on entrance tests are Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (financial investment analysis), BA Business Economics and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Health Education & Sports, BA (H) Multimedia and Mass Communication, B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations), BA (H) Music, Bachelor of Elementary Education.
Changed Format of Forms
Format of application forms have been changed to reduce duplicity like last year. Only one form was required to be filled last year that resulted in duplicity but now students are required to fill multiple forms. “Last year too, students may have found loopholes by varying their roll number slightly to work around the system. So the impact of duplicate forms would be less than 5 per cent, if at all,” said an official on the condition of anonymity. The detailed information about the admission process will be available under ‘Bulletin of Information’ on the university’s official website, the varsity had earlier declared in a statement.