DU Admission Procedure Changed 2020: The University of Delhi (DU), one of the most reputed universities in the country, has released the application form for the academic year 2020 on June 20, 2020. The last date to apply is July 4, for Undergraduate, Post-Graduate, M. Phil and Ph.D. programs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has planned to undertake the entire admission process right from registration to document verification in online mode, which is the major change in itself. The COVID-19 outbreak has impelled the university to undertake the following changes for efficient completion of the admission process.
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Delhi University Admission Procedure New Changes
The New Admission Procedure is released by Delhi University, a lot of questions regarding the Reservation Policy of the University of Delhi for Undergraduate Admissions. Please keep checking the admissions 2020 tab of our website for updates. The details of the registration process and subsequent procedure will be available in the Bulletin of Information (BOI), which will be available online in the downloadable form with hyperlinks.
No ECA Admissions Except NSS and NCC
The university will not allow students to get admission under extra-curricular activities (ECA) except for NSS and NCC. Earlier, 14 activities were registered every year but now it will take into consideration the only students holding NSS and NCC certificates under the ECA Category.
No Percentage Deduction on Changing Streams
No percentage will be deducted of the students changing their stream from science to humanities. Earlier up to 5% was deducted on changing streams. As per reports of Indian Express, Shobha Bagai, Dean of the admission has said that the rule was based on the belief that science students score more than humanities and would take a major chunk of seats in BA programs which are meant for humanities students. In order to make the entire admission process smooth the decision has been taken to change the rule. Thus, the colleges have been requested not to deduct any marks and most of the colleges have agreed to this as well.
No Sports Trials Now
No trials will be conducted by DU for students proficient in sports this year but the admissions under sports category based on exams and awards, etc will be allowed. Earlier, candidates used to give trials to get extra marks and take admission in DU. The University provides admission under sports quota in 27 areas.
No Trials for Music Courses
The students aspiring for music courses will have to upload their videos on YouTube for evaluation by a panel, hence there will be no trials for them as well. According to the notice released, “The candidates will upload a video of their seven-minute performance on YouTube and mark it as unlisted. The candidates will have to submit the link of the uploaded video along with the admission application form on the DU admission portal. The video must be original, unmixed and unedited with only one musical instrument.
No restrictions will be there on students in choosing a particular college or course in the form. The university has introduced a ‘Single Form’ admissions. According to it, students applying for DU will be eligible to take admission in all the courses in any college of DU with constraints to the cut-off criteria.
Webinars Instead of Open House Sessions
DU will replace the open house sessions with webinars so that social distancing can be followed.
To follow social distancing, DU will replace the open house sessions with webinars. To address the thousands of queries of students and parents related to the procedure, the university used to have open house sessions across various colleges. LIVE WEBINARS will be organized this year by the university along with Online Help Desks to help the candidates.
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DU Admission Statistics 2019 (Previous Year)
|Total registered candidates||3,67,895|
|Registered candidates from General Category||1,52,478|
|Number of registered candidates from OBC||55,457|
|Registrations from SC Category||34,262|
|Registered candidates from ST category||7,100|
|Total registrations from EWS Category||9,091|
DU Admission 2020 – Overview
|Name of the University||University of Delhi|
|Mode of Admission||Merit and Entrance Based|
|Number of Seats||62,000|
|Programmes Offered||B.A, B.Com and B.Sc etc|
|Number of Colleges||91|
|Who can apply||Gen/OBC/SC/ST, Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Kashmiri Migrant (KM), Armed Forces (CW), Nominated Sikkimese Students and Ward Quota, Minority college applicants, Sports/Extracurricular activities (ECA) categories, women applicants from Delhi seeking admission in Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB)|
|Total DU registration||367895 applied (figures for 2019)|
|Total DU Paid Registrations||258388 paid (figures for 2019)|