All you need to know about Delhi University admissions 2016-2017

first_imgEvery year Delhi University, one of the elite universities in the country, witnesses tremendous competition and what one may call a rat-race. With cut-offs soaring high each year, DU has never failed to astonish applicants nation-wide.(Read: The rush to Delhi University: Is it really worth it?) Here is a new set of changes adapted by DU this year. This is your one-stop destination for all you need to know about the Delhi University admissions of 2016:1. Courses that will hold entrance exams this year are:1500 DU seats call for entrance tests this year. Following are certain subjects that will take admissions on the basis of entrance examinations this year: Bachelors of Management StudiesBA Honours Bachelors of Business AdministrationBTech (IT and Mathematics)Bachelors of Elementary EducationBA Multimedia and Mass Communication(Read: Punjab Board Class 10 Result 2016 declared: Check your scores at pseb.ac.in)2. Application form and examination dates:The date of starting to apply for admissions is May 13, 2016. Students can apply for admission till May 31, 2016Application for all courses will be online this year. Apart from regular candidates, applicants from sports and extra-curricular activities also have to apply onlineThe written examination for these courses will be held from June 19, 2016 to June 23, 2016. The results can be expected by July 4, 2016 Online registration for 54,000 candidates on cut-off basis will begin from May 28, 2016 and end on June 16, 2016(Read: Meghalaya MBOSE SSLC (class 10) results declared at www.mbose.in: Check your scores now!)3. Addition of 500 seats in Delhi University: At present there are 54,000 seats in 63 DU colleges. There could be an addition of nearly 500 seats. Following are the colleges that are either introducing new courses or adding seats to the previous ones: advertisementBhim Rao Ambedkar College will add 40 seats to History (hons) that has 872 seatsDaulat Ram College will start BSc (hons) adding 46 more seats to the existing numberIndraprastha College for Women will start BA (hons) in Sociology and GeographyKalindi College is likely to introduce honours courses in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and GeographyAryabhatta College will introduce BSc (hons) Computer Science and BA (hons) PsychologyGargi College and DCAC are initiating honours courses in Mathematics this year(Read: Delhi University Admissions: 17 transgender students register for post-graduate courses)4. No separate registration for admission in St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary college:The 24-member admission committee on Monday, May 23, took a decision for all minority colleges under DU to be a part of centralised admission procedure.The minority colleges include:St. Stephen’s CollegeJesus and Mary CollegeThe two colleges will however have their independent procedures for admission after the centralised application procedure under DU.(Read: Delhi University: So slowly moves the administration )5. Three colleges run by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) demand separate entrances as well: Sri Guru Nanak Dev (SGND) Khalsa College Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce Mata Sundari College for WomenThese colleges had asked for a minority status by the Delhi governmentand were granted so by the Delhi High Court last year. They have nowapproached the university for separate admission procedures.6. Transgender admissions encouraged at Delhi University  In the first two weeks of May, students from Delhi University visited areas like Nand Nagri, Jehangirpuri, Shahadra and Tughlaqabad where most transgender communities reside togetherTransgender students in DU will be enrolled under the OBC categoryIn 2014, inclusion of the ‘other’ category (gender specification) in DU application forms brought 9 applicants, while this number increased to 66 in the year 2015  All queries of aspirants were resolved in the sessions held with students from Delhi University in their visit to transgender residing areas earlier this month.(Read: Delhi University preparing to make admissions for transgenders easy)Here’s an ‘interesting’ insight on the cut offs so far! Click here for more updates on India Today Education.last_img read more