Delhi: This year, the Delhi University Admission season for the academic year 2016-2017 will kick-off on 1st June 2016. Unlike earlier, the DU Admissions have been taken completely online and will be conducted through the online registration process. Considering the apex status of the university and the colleges falling under its purview, students can again expect high soaring cut-offs and merit lists for all undergraduate level programmes.
Other key information and all changes in the Delhi University admissions 2016-2017 are given below:
Entrance Exam Based Admissions
This year, around 1500 seats in Delhi University would be offered through entrance examination mode. Courses for which DU Admissions will take place on the basis of entrance examinations include:
- BA Multimedia and Mass Communication
- BBA - Bachelors of Business Administration
- BA Honours
- BMS - Bachelors of Management Studies
- BTech for IT and Mathematics
- Bachelors of Elementary Education
Application process for DU undergraduate courses based upon entrance examination will be held from May 13, 2016. Students can apply for admission till May 31, 2016. Students, who have successfully registered themselves before midnight of 31st May can pay their online registration fees by 1st June 2016, 10AM.
The University of Delhi is expected to conduct written entrance exams for these programmes during timer period of June 19, 2016 to June 23, 2016. The DU entrance exam results should be expected by July 4, 2016.
DU Admission process for Undergraduate Courses
The online registrations process for 54,000 undergraduate seats in over 60 colleges will begin on 1st June 2016. Although the last date for application is yet to be announced, tentatively students should expect June 16 / 18 as the deadline for DU admissions applications.
One of the biggest changes in the DU Admission process this year has been that the application process has been made completely online.
All students, including sports quota, extra-curricular activities quota and even Kashmiri migrant quota students will also have to follow the online registration and application process for DU admissions
This year, a total of 54,000 seats will be up for grabs for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate level courses in the University of Delhi. However, the good news is that there might be additional 500 seats which would be added to this tally for DU Admission season 2016. Tentative details about it are provided below:
Kalindi College will be introducing honours programmes in Chemistry, Botany¸ Zoology and Geography subjects.
Gargi College and DCAC would be launching honours programme for Mathematics subject this year
Indraprastha College for Women would begin BA (Hons) programme for subjects Geography and Sociology
Aryabhatta College will start BA (Hons) course in Psychology and BSc (Hons) programme in Computer Science subject
Daulat Ram College is expected to add 46 more seats to their existing BSc (Hons) programme
Bhim Rao Ambedkar College is likely to increase their total tally from 872 seats by 40 seats in History (Hons) programme
No separate admission criteria for Minority colleges
As per the latest update on 23rd May, the Delhi University admission committee which comprises of 24 members took the decision to waive-off special admission criteria for minority colleges / institutions. For Delhi University Admission 2016, minority colleges like St. Stephen's College and Jesus and Mary College will be part of the centralized admission procedure.
PS: These two colleges will be granted to follow independent admission process after the centralized procedure is completed for DU Admissions.
Similarly, colleges run by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) have also asked DU to accord minority status to them and allow them to follow independent admission procedure. DU is yet to take a final call on this. Colleges falling under this category are:
- Sri Guru Nanak Dev (SGND) Khalsa College
- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
- Mata Sundari College for Women
Admission for Transgender Students
Delhi University would be grant admission to students from transgender community under OBC category. Earlier in 2014, Delhi University had introduced the 'other' category in the gender specification section of the application form. This is likely to continue for DU Admissions 2016 as well.