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Ready, set, run: race for DU admissions begins

This year’s race to gain admission to Delhi University begins today. Hindustan Times gives you the low-down on what papers you need, helplines, food corners, and much more — so that the hunt for a seat is fun too. Over-the-counter forms are available at | Quota structure | Eating out | Living on the campus | Map

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2012, 08:36 IST
Hindustan Times

This year’s race to gain admission to Delhi University begins today. Hindustan Times gives you the low-down on what papers you need, helplines, food corners, and much more — so that the hunt for a seat is fun too.

Reaching DU by Delhi Metro

For those who want to go to the North Campus, the Metro is often the best option. Invest in a smart card, available at customer care centres in all Metro stations, to avoid queues.

From North Delhi
If you are travelling from Rithala or Mundka, board the train on the Red Line and get off at Kashmere Gate Metro station. Take the Yellow Line to Vishwavidyalaya station. If you are travelling from Jahangirpuri, take the Yellow Line and get down at Vishwavidyalaya

From South Delhi
If you are coming from Badarpur, take the train towards Central Secretariat. Change here and take the Yellow Line going towards Jahangirpuri. If you are coming from Gurgaon, take the Yellow Line that goes to Jahangirpuri.

From West Delhi
If you are travelling from Dwarka, take the train from the nearest Metro station to Rajiv Chowk. Change here for the Yellow Line. You can also take the Airport Expressline from Dwarka Sector 21 and deboard at the New Delhi station.

From East Delhi
If you are travelling from Noida City Centre or Vaishali, take the train from the nearest Metro station and get off at Rajiv Chowk. Change here for the Yellow Line going to Jahangirpuri, and get off at Vishwavidyalaya. Those coming from Dilshad Garden can take the Red Line that goes to Rithala, and deboard at Kashmere Gate. Then take the Yellow Line and alight at Vishwavidyalaya station

Reaching DU by DTC buses

If you want to travel by bus:

For North Campus:
Mudrika, 100 (from Connaught Place), 212,152 (from Karol Bagh)

For South Campus:
Mudrika, Bahaari Mudrika, 400, 437, 460, 532, 548, 632, 604, 620, 630 (from Connaught Place) 442, 508, 611, 944, 975, 187, 47 (from west Delhi), 723, 720, 68 (from east Delhi)

Entrance tests

Every year, Delhi University holds entrance tests for some courses. Students have to fill separate pre-admission forms for the tests.

Combined Aptitude Test for English (CATE)
For those of you who are interested in literature, Delhi University is holding a combined entrance test for BA English (honours) as every year.

1,000 seats on offer in 21 participant colleges.

To buy a form, get a demand draft of Rs. 300 made in the name of the Registrar, Delhi University

Last date for application: June 4

Test: June 9

One passport-size photograph is required to be attached with the filled-up form

Participant colleges: Lady Shri Ram College, Indraprastha College for Women, Hindu College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Bharti College, Shivaji College, Shyam Lal College, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Zakir Husain College, Zakir Husain College (Evening), Miranda House, Kamla Nehru College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Satyawati College (Evening), Satyawati college, Swami Shradhanand College, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, Vivekananda College, Rajdhani College, Janki Devi Memorial College and Kirori Mal College

More information at:

Combined Entrance Test for Journalism (C - JET)

The university will hold a combined test for admission to BA (Hons) in journalism.

180 seats are on offer

Applications are closed

Participant colleges: The five participating colleges are: Lady Shri Ram College, Kamla Nehru College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi College for Arts and Commerce and Kalindi College

Others Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA) and BA (Hons) Business Economics

A common entrance test is to be conducted for all the three courses. The applications for the entrance test are closed.

Students have to provide their Class 12 marks to the university by June 12.

Students will be able to see the answer key and will have until 4pm on June 4 to dispute the veracity of any answer.

Bachelor’s of Elementary Education

375 seats are on offer in eight colleges

For students who want to study elementary education the last date for buying and submitting the form is June 6

A common application form can be bought from State Bank of India branches. The cost of the form is Rs. 450 if bought personally and Rs. 525 by post

The entrance test will be held on June 24

Colleges offering the course: Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Miranda House, Gargi College, Jesus and Mary College, Mata Sundri College, Institute of Home Economics and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College.

Tweaked Admission Policy

Delhi University has brought back centralised application forms this year.

All general category and OBC students will have to fill these forms.

The form is available online as well as over the counter and costs Rs. 100.

The form is an OMR (optical mark recognition) sheet, in which students will be able to apply to all DU colleges and courses (except for those which have entrance tests).

One student needs only one form to apply to as many colleges and courses he/she wants to. A single form contains as many as 600 course and college combinations.

No documents are needed at the time of application. A person with the students’ complete details can also submit the form on the student’s behalf.

The student’s presence, along with guardians, is mandatory at the time of taking admission.

The other option

If pursuing a regular, full-time degree is not what you want to do, the Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL) is another option that you can consider. Students will have to fill application forms if they want to study under SOL.

The forms have been made available online and can also be bought from the SOL campus.

Courses offered at the undergraduate level are BA programme, BCom (programme), BA (Hons) in English, BA (Hons) in political science and BCom (Hons) at the School of Open Learning (SOL), North Campus, and at the south study centre in Nanakpura

At the post graduate level, the courses available are Hindi, history, political science, Sanskrit and Commerce.

When you step out

Make sure you carry these before leaving home:

Carry a bottle of water and a pack of biscuits to beat the heat outside. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

If you belong to one of the reserved categories (SC/ST/PH), carry photocopies of the relevant certificate as well as the original.

Make sure that the caste certificate is in your name. Certificates in the name of your parents will not be accepted.

A small envelope with at least 10 copies of your latest passport size photograph.

Carry at least 3 well sharpened HB pencils for filling OMR forms.

Carry a black ink pen along with a sachet of gem clips, a stapler, a box of staple pins and an eraser.

Carry a wallet with at least Rs. 500 with you as contingency since the OMR form costs Rs. 100. Some change will come in handy for travel on the university campus.

Do not buy multiple centralised OMR forms. You can apply to the college and course of your choice using only one form.

Since there are several places to eat, carrying food is not a necessity.

Points to remember

The university has brought back application forms this year. These centralised forms are available online as well as over the counter

The over-the-counter forms will be available at 10 university centres and 12 head post offices in Delhi

Registration for Scheduled: Caste/Scheduled Tribe students will take place at four centres — Arts Faculty in the North Campus, Shyam Lal College in Shahdara, Rajdhani College in Raja Garden and the South Campus

The process starts today: Students who have to apply for English (honours), journalism (honours), elementary education, bachelor of business studies, bachelor of financial and investment analysis and B.A. (Hons) in business economics have to fill pre-admission forms.

Students who want to apply under the sports or ECA category have to fill out separate forms in each college.

Students who want to get accommodation in college hostels also have to fill special pre-admission forms. These will be available with respective colleges only.


University Information Centre (UIC)

Timing: 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Contact No.: 155215, 011-27006900


Women helplines: 100

Anti stalking/anti obscene calls help line: 1096

Maurice Nagar police station: 011-27667178, 011-27666332

Fire: 101

Ambulance: 102

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS): 011- 26588500, 011- 26588700

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