DU Admission Procedure Changed 2020: No Sports Trials


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.

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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.

Single Form

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)

Previous Year Statics
Total registered candidates 3,67,895
Paid registrations 2,58,388
Unpaid Registrations 1,09,507
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

Delhi University Admission Overview
Name of the University University of Delhi
Mode of Admission Merit and Entrance Based
Admission Procedure Online
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)

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