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delhi Updated: May 28, 2010 00:51 IST

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The admission rush has begun. 54,000 seats are up for grabs in 61 colleges. Worried about where to apply, how to apply and when? Here’s a one-stop guide that tells you everything you need to know about Delhi University. All about Quota

Check this list before you leave home:

Carry a bottle of water (it’s hot outside), wear comfortable clothes and footwear; carry a big bag to keep all your stuff (certificates, pen, pencil, wallet, photographs) in.
Carry a folder to organise your forms, papers and photographs.
Make sure you have enough money to buy all the forms/prospectus that you think might help you find the college/course of your choice.
Forms cost anything between Rs 10 and Rs 100. College prospectus cost between Rs 50 and Rs 150. So, if you plan to cover 10 colleges a day, carry at least Rs 1,000 for forms and more for food and transportation.
Don’t worry about lunch as there are plenty of eateries around the campus.

What’s Where

Combined Aptitude Test for English (CATE)

Sale of forms begin: May 20 (Common CATE forms available at all participating colleges)
Last date of submission: May 31
Entrance test: June 9

List of colleges affiliated to CATE

Lady Shri Ram College
Miranda House
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Deshbandhu College
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
Kamala Nehru College
Hindu College
Indraprastha College for Women
Maharaja Agrasen College
Shyamlal College
Bharati College
Zakir Husain College
Zakir Husain College (Evening)
Swami Shraddhanand College
Satyawati College (Evening)
Ram Lal Anand College (Evening)
Shivaji College

School of Open Learning

Prospectus can be obtained from: Main Building (North Campus) and South City Centre (South Moti Bagh).
Dates of Sale of form: Phase I — June 1 till August 31, Phase II — Sept 1 till Oct 29.
Price of form: Rs 50 (Phase I), Rs 100 (with late fine — Sept 1 to Sept 30), Rs 200 (with late fine — Oct 1 to Oct 29).
Students can also submit online forms at


. Charges will be added to the fees at the time of admission.
UG courses: BA, BCom, BCom (H), Political Science (H), English (H).
PG courses: Hindi, Sanskrit, Political Science, History, MCom.
Admissions to UG courses subject to minimum eligibility criterion.
Admissions to PG courses will be through an entrance examination, approved by DU Academic Council, to have students at par with other institutions. Different courses will have different registration dates, different criteria.

Boarding Pass: Guide to Hostels Helplines

Kirori Mal College North Campus, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27667861, 27667939
Lady Shri Ram College for Women Lajpat Nagar-IV New Delhi -110024 Phone: 011- 26434459, 26460400, 26460413
Miranda House Patel Chest Marg, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27666983, 27667437, 27667367
St Stephen's College University Enclave, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27667271
Hindu College University Enclaves, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27667184
Sri Venkateswara College (For Girls) Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021 Phone: 011- 24112196, 24118590
Mansarover Hostel (For Boys) University of Delhi, Near Khalsa College, Delhi-110 007. Phone: 011- 27667272
University Hostel for Women University of Delhi, Chhatra Marg, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011-27667189
DS Kothari (For Boys) University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011-27666741
Gwyer Hall (For Boys) University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27662532
Jubilee Hall (For Boys) University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011-27667501
International Students' House University of Delhi, Mall Road, Delhi - 110007 Phone: 011- 27667643
International Students House For Women Girls's Hostel Complex, Dhakka, Near Mukherji Nagar,Delhi - 110009 Phone: 011- 27605395
North Eastern Student's House Girls's Hostel Complex, Dhakka, Near Mukherji Nagar, Delhi - 110009 Phone: 011- 27605616
V K R V Rao Hostel University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone: 011- 27662634
Aravali PG Men's Hostel University Of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi- 110021 Phone: 011- 24114347
Saramati PG Men's Hostel University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi- 110021 Phone: 011- 27666752

Feeling hungry? Check these out

North Campus is a gourmet student’s delight. Read on:

Momos Point
In a dingy lane behind McDonald’s (your fast-food option) lies the haven for momo eaters of DU’s North Campus. They claim to serve 500 customers daily but all the waiting is worth it. Their most popular item is the Crispy Spicy Potatoes for which you pay Rs 60. A plate of momos here costs Rs 50. All you need for a full tummy here is Rs 100 in your pocket. You must not miss this

QD’s is a momo joint with a twist. With its tagline ‘Love at first bite’, what QD’s has on offer are the tandoori momos—their most popular item. A plate of veg tandoori momos costs Rs 65 and non-veg cost Rs 75. Drinks such as the Green Apple Mojito and the Peach Iced Tea are other favourites. Fried momos and Crispy Chili Potato ask for a second helping. The place seats 32, and is almost always full.

Chache Di Hatti
Chacha Di Hatti, the immensely popular joint is the most affordable of the lot. With Chhole at Rs 10, Aloo Bhature at Rs 20 and Kulche at Rs 15, all you need to do is turn up, order and eat. All this and more in less than Rs 30.

Mini Shop
Tucked in a cozy crossroad of the Bunglow Road is the Mini Shop serving pastries and shakes and a variety of foods to satisfy even the stingiest palette. The Mini Shop is most popular for its range of Fruit Beers in all flavours and costing only Rs 25! Here, the most expensive item, at Rs 38, is the Milkshake topped with a generous dollop of ice cream. Their cheapest carry are the delicious patties; cost: only Rs 12.

The FMS Canteen
Students at the canteen at one of India’s top B-schools swear by the Sambhar Rice and the Idlis served here. These items, despite their popularity, are priced at Rs 15. The Samosas, another specialty, cost just Rs 4. Its Canteen’s ‘Finger Chips’ are also among the best sellers.

The DSE Canteen
Here, all you need is just a Rupee. For that one Rupee, you will get two pieces of bread with butter! The Mutton Dosa is well-loved by everyone and costs only Rs 26! The canteen is always busy and is a must try.

South Campus

34 Chowringee Lane
If you are looking for rolls then 34 Chowringee lane is the place to be. Serving delicious rolls and momos of all kind, the seven-year-old shop does great business. The eat-out joint is right opposite Sri Venkateshwar College. A Paneer Roll at Rs 30 and Chicken Roll for Rs 35 are the most preferred items.

Yes, there are two of them. This is a branch of the first one. The finger-licking food will attract you to this joint. The multi-cuisine restaurant is situated in the Satya Niketan market near South Campus. The best selling items are Tandoori momos; Vegetarian Rs 65 and Non-Vegetarian Rs 75. So sit in the great ambience and enjoy the great taste.

Sam’s Express Kitchen
How about having an Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Continental food from a single place at a reasonable price? Sam’s Express Kitchen, in Satya Niketan market, is a unique food joint, serving everything, from paranthas to pasta. The best selling items are Tandoori Pizza for Rs 60 and Curry Rolls for Rs 70.

If you are in the mood for cool shakes, Keventers will quench your thirst. This joint in Satya Niketan serves maggi, shakes and cold drinks.