Confused about admissions? Here’s what you need to know

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2016 23:33 IST
Confused students and their parents turned up in large numbers on the first day of the Open Days at Delhi University’s north campus on Wednesday. (Saumya Khandelwal/HindustanTimes)

Confused students and their parents turned up in large numbers on the first day of the Open Days at Delhi University’s north campus on Wednesday.

Some of the frequently-asked questions and answers:

What is the procedure for sports and extracurricular activities quota?

Students will have to register themselves through the centralised admission form. While filling the form distinction certificates of the past three years will have to be uploaded. Students have the option to select as many games and activities in the form. After the registration, candidates will have to go through fitness test (for sports) and trials. Fitness test and trials will be held in colleges. Trial of one sport will be held in one college.

What are the marks allotted for test and certificates?

For ECA, 25% marks for the certificates and 75% for the trials. For sports, 50% is for certificates and 50% for trials. The committee for ECA will consist of experts from National School of Drama and Sangeet Natak Akademi who will take a final decision.

Can a student with compartment and will be reappearing for examinations get admission to Delhi University?

We will not stop student from filling the admission form. But DU does not give provisional admission and generally the compartment results are declared after the admission process of DU is over.

Does DU have quota for children of armed forces?

There is no quota for the children of armed forces. The 5% reservation is for the Children/Widows of the Officers and Men of the armed forces including Para-Military Personnel, Killed/Disabled in action or those who died/were disabled on duty and Gallantry Awardees.

When is the migration and transfer certificate required to be submitted?

As we understand that these certificates are given late, these two documents can be submitted at the time of admission.

Is including language in the Best of Four subjects (BFS) marks calculation important?

The inclusion of language in the BFS calculation is mandatory for all other subjects except for BSc (Hons) where Physics Chemistry Mathematics (PCM) and Physics Chemistry Biology (PCB) marks are included.

Is studying mathematics compulsory for studying Bcom and Economics (hons)?

It is mandatory to have studied and passed in mathematics to study these two subjects. It is however not necessary to include the mathematics marks in the calculation of best of four marks. Mathematics is also important for those wanting to study Mathematics (hons) and statistics.

What if the student wants to do honours in a subject he/she has not studied in class 12.

If the student wants to study such subject there will be a 2.5 % deduction from their cutoff marks. The 2.5 % deduction is also applicable if a student includes a vocational subject in the calculation of BFS.

Can students change colleges after taking admission in one college?

Yes, students can change colleges. To do that student has to go to the college in which they have taken admission and submit an application. The college admission committee will then click on the DU portal that the particular admission has been cancelled. Only then the student can take admission in other college.

Schedule for Open Days:

June 1- 4 : DU Conference Centre (North campus) (10-1pm) (4-7pm)

June 4: Indraprastha College for Women (10- 12am)

June 6: Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College (10-1pm)

June 7: Sri Venkateswara College (10-1pm)

June 8-9: Zakir Hussain College (10-1 pm)

June 10-11: South Campus (10-1pm)

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