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Admission schedule for next session rolled out by DU
Gauri Kohli, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 14, 2014
First Published: 11:07 IST(14/5/2014)
Last Updated: 11:12 IST(14/5/2014)

The admission process for the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) at Delhi University (DU) for the academic year 2014-15 will start on June 2. Aspirants who have cleared their class 12 board exams and are interested in pursuing bachelor’s-level programmes offered by the university have to apply by June 16 for any of the courses. Centralised admission forms will be available from this date for about 54,000 seats at the university.

DU-affiliated colleges will bring out cut-off lists with the first list to be out on June 24, when the admissions begin. The second, third and fourth cut-off lists, depending on the requirement of the colleges, will be out on June 27, July 1 and July 4, respectively. The colleges may declare up to 10 cut-off lists depending on vacant seats. The 10th list, in any, will be out on July 18 and admissions through this list will be done on July 21 and 22. Applicants can select any number of courses and colleges of their choice in the application form. However, in case a candidate does not select any number of colleges and courses, he/she will be ineligible for admission.

University officials have also said that there will be no entrance test for most courses.

Admissions to these courses will be based on cut-off. Another change this year is that no college will be allowed to declare additional eligibility criteria for any programme.

Applications can be submitted both online and offline.  The online form for general and OBC category students will cost Rs. 100 while for SC/ST candidates, the cost will be Rs. 50. The offline form for general and OBC candidates will cost `150 and for SC/ST applicants, it will be Rs. 70. With the introduction of centralised admission process, there will be no sale of forms in individual colleges, except for those  applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.

DU has devised a formula for calculating the best-of-four cut-off percentage. This includes marks obtained in one language paper plus marks obtained in the subject in which a student wishes to do honours, plus marks in to other subjects. Candidates with vocational subjects in class 12 are eligible for admission. For every vocational subject, 10% marks will be deducted of the maximum marks in that subject. For example, if a student has got 90 marks in a vocational subject and the maximum marks in that subject in 100, then his score will be 80 in that subject. Physical education, music and home science will be treated as academic subjects only for admission to their respective honours courses. If a student wants to pursue honours in a subject he/she has not studied, then he/she will have a disadvantage of 2% in the best-of-four. Accountancy will be treated equivalent to commerce for admission to the commerce programme.

“For admission to FYUP honours in any language course for those admission-seekers who have done elective language/functional language, the university has decided that an advantage of 2% in the best-of-four percentage may be given to those candidates who have studied the elective language and are applying for honours in the same elective language. Those who have not studied elective/core language and have studied functional language would have to bear a disadvantage of 2% in the best-of-four percentage, while applying for honours in the same (functional) language that they have studied at the plus two level,” says Malay Neerav, joint dean, students’ welfare.

Important dates

Admissions begin from June 2
Last date of submission of application forms is June 16
First cut-off list will be out on June 24, when the admissions begin
The second, third and fourth cut-off lists, depending on the requirement of the colleges, will be out on
June 27, July 1 and July 4 respectively
The colleges may declare up to 10 cut-off lists depending on vacant seats. The 10th list, in any, will be out on July 18 and admissions through this list will be done on July 21 and 22

Open days
May 21 and May 22 at Conference Hall, Opposite Botany Department, North Campus
May 23 and May 24 at SP Jain Centre, South Campus
May 26 to May 30 at Conference Hall, Opposite Botany Department, North Campus

Information centres

North
Daulat Ram College
Hans Raj College
Indraprastha College for Women
Swami Shraddhanand College

South
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
PGDAV College
Gargi College
Dyal Singh College
Deshbandhu College

East
Shyam Lal College
Maharaja Agrasen College
Vivekanand College

West
Rajdhani College
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences

Central
Zakir Hussain College
Kalindi College


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