For students who had appeared for their class 12 board examinations this year, the race to the finish line begins today.
The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results on Monday at 10 am and students will get to know where they stand in their pursuit of a seat in the course they want to take up at Delhi University.
Hindustan Times' Campus Calling, which helps DU aspirants make informed choices about college and the course they want to pursue, will help you through the new admission process.
The university's new admission policy has made the admission process more student-friendly as students will not have to go and buy forms in the oppressive heat; there are no pre-admission forms to fill this year.
Due to the absence of pre-admission forms the admission process will begin a little late this year. Students will not be required to fill any registration forms online either.
Any pre-admission registration is completely voluntary and no college can deny a student admission based on lack of registration.
Campus Calling will guide you through the new admission process and arm you with information about cut-offs, eligibility criteria, important dates and changes in the procedure.
Aspirants will also be able to get information about various colleges of the university, their unique selling points (USP), courses they offer and about college life from Campus Calling.
Under the new admission process, the first step the colleges will take will be on June 15 when they will come out with the first cut-off list. After this the students will go to a college of their choice for admission.
Admission will not be on first-come first-served basis and all those students who fulfil the eligibility criteria for a course in a college will get admission.
This year, in the absence of pre-admission forms, the first and second cut-offs are expected to be very high.
In popular courses such as B.Com and Economics (honours) the cut-off is expected to be very high, as colleges will be very cautious because of fears of taking in more students.
Since the syllabi of most courses will change under the semester system, Campus Calling will also bring you information about the structure of these courses.
Students who are currently studying these courses will tell you about the options you have after completing the course. In our pages, they will also tell you what it is like to be a student in Delhi University.
St Stephen's College and Jesus and Mary College (JMC) will, however, come out with pre-admission forms this year as well since they are not following the new admission policy. While St Stephen's will come out with the forms on May 25, JMC will start the process on May 30. Our pages will also give you information about the admission process in both these colleges.