DU Admission Starts: All You’d Know

Vinod Sharma updated on : 16 Jun 2016

DU admission starts from today, June 1, 2016 onward. The process is online this time and candidates need not reach out to the colleges in person to fill the form and deposit the fee. Find out here what you need for fill the online form.

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Finally, DU admission starts today and so does the students’ hunt to find a seat in a college of their choice. Keeping the hassles students used to face in filling various forms, reaching out to various colleges in person, bear the weathering heat of sun and inconvenience involved in mind, Delhi University (DU) this time has ended the fatigue of students. Admission in any of the Delhi University Colleges won’t be as tiring this time as it used to be, thanks to DU’s centralised registration process and online admissions.

What could really be deemed as a paradigm shift, DU admission for all its undergraduate courses this year in any of its colleges has gone fully online. Meaning, aspirants need not step out of the convenience of their living space to fill a form, deposit fee or pick a college this year.
Beginning from today onwards, aspirants now will be able to fill in the application forms, upload documents, pay the registration fee and select a college… all with the click of a mouse and from their home. Here are certain things you need to know before candidates start their journey and get their coveted seat in a college of their dream.

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How the online process works

The first thing to know before you start filling the online application is how the entire process for taking DU admission works. In the first step, aspirants need to log into to the Delhi University portal, register on the website and fill in the application form. Students will be able to select courses in the form but not the colleges. Only after the applicants pay the fee, the online admission process will be initiated.

Documents required

Other than filling up the form, the candidates need to add the soft/scanned copies of documents. The certificates that need to be attached with the application form for DU admission include:

  1. Self attested copies of 10th and 12th mark sheets
  2. Scanned copy of the signature with 140X 60px (width X height) and max 50KB in size.
  3. Scanned copy of recent self-attested passport size photograph 100X140px (Width X Height) not more than 50KB in size.
  4. Scanned copy of ID Proof that can be Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter's Identity Card, Passport, College Identity Card) Self attested of max 100KB in size. 
  5. Any reserved category/sport/ECA//CW/ Migrant certificate/Kashmiri Migrant Quota certificate if applicable issued by the concerned authority in the name of the candidate.

Important dates to remember for DU admission

  • The online application process begins at noon of June 1, 2016.
  • June 19, 2016 will be the last day for submitting the application form online.
  • The first cut-off list will be declared on June 27, 2016.
  • July 1, 2016 will be the day for the second cut-off list.
  • The third cut-off list will be declared on July 7, 2016.
  • The fourth cut-off list will come on July 12, 2016.
  • On July 16, 2016, the fifth cut-off list will be released.

What’s more you’d know

This year, St. Stephen’s College and Jesus & Mary College will also be the part of the Delhi University’s centralised registration process. However, these colleges will conduct their own admission process that may include a written followed by an interview which is different to that of DU admission process.

Sports/ECA Quota

Students seeking admission for Sports/Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) need also to register through DU’s portal. Dates for the registration have been announced, but the university is yet to announce the date of trials for these categories. Trials will be game-wise for sports quota and non-performing art wise for ECA quota.

One percent relaxation for girls

More than 20 colleges under Delhi University will provide one percent relaxation to girl students during the undergraduate admission.

More seats likely this time in DU admission

Taking the tally of 54,000 seats in 63 Colleges further, Delhi University, this time, to increase seats anywhere between 500 and 2000 in 19 colleges. The university has already given the approval to start 35 new courses from this year onwards. However, some of the colleges have agreed to start the new courses only after UGC approval. Nine colleges though are to start courses from this year onwards. In that case, only 500 more seats will be added to the total DU admission tally. On the other hand, if the UGC approval comes in on time, the tally might go up to 2000 seats.

When to visit the college

Now you might also be interested to know as to when you should visit a college/s. Since the entire admission process is online, candidates have to visit the college only to verify the documents.

What’s entirely new this time?

There will be only five cut-off lists this time. If seats in the colleges still remain vacant, students have to register again through the portal, select the course and colleges. DU admission under Sports/ECA quota will also be through centralised admission form.

DU admission through Entrance test

Admission to some of the courses in colleges under Delhi University will be through entrance test/qualifying exam. The university will offer following undergraduate courses through entrance test.

  • B.A. (Hons) – MMMC
  • B.Sc. in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports
  • Bachelors of Elementary Education (B.El. Ed.)
  • B.A. (Hons) - Humanities and Social Sciences
  • B. Tech. - (IT&M)
  • B.A. (Hons) - Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - FIA
  • Bachelor of Management Studies


Since the process is online, candidates are advised to cross-check the details furnished details before clicking on the submit button. Once the form will be submitted, no changes can be made. In the case of incorrect or wrong details, candidates risk getting their application forms rejected. 

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