Delhi University or DU, is one of the top ranked central universities in India. Not just known for its heritage and legacy, the university is also popular as a budding ground for future intellectuals, thinkers, and policy makers. The University has produced some of the leading names in the fields of Sports, Cinema, Journalism, Politics, and Commerce etc. Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, TV Presenter Arnab Goswami, Shahrukh Khan and Burmese Diplomat Aung San Suu Kyi are some of the notbal alumni of Delhi University.
Delhi University offers UG, PG, M.Phil., and PhD degrees in a variety of discipline. The admission process for all the degree programs are conducted separately.
The admission to most of the UG courses offered at the University is based on merit. The University invites application in online mode from prospective candidates by the end of the month of May. The beginning of application process for UG courses at DU coincides with the declaration of 10+2 examination results by the CBSE. After the application process is over, the university releases cut off score for separate colleges and courses. There are certain courses such as BBM, BBS etc. for which colleges affiliated with DU conduct entrance exams.
The admission to PG courses at DU is both merit based and through entrance exams. The schedule for PG admission is declared separately by the respective departments on the university website. On the other hand, admission to M.Phil. and PhD courses is entirely based on the performance in an entrance test and interview conducted by the respective department of Delhi University.
Earlier the university conducted its application process in the offline mode and a candidate had to collect application form from the university counter or help desks at colleges affiliated with DU. This was a long and arduous task for applicants, specially for outstation candidates. To ease out the process, the university has made the application process for UG courses an online procedure. The online form is generally released by the beginning of June every year. Candidates are required to fill in their details and select their preferred courses and colleges in the online mode itself. Application fee can be paid in both online and offline mode (through SBI challan).
The application forms for PG and research courses are also made available online. But for these courses a candidate is required to download the form and submit it at the concerned department in person or by post.
After the application process is over for UG courses, the University releases its cut off list. Cut off is the minimum percentage (in best four subjects) required to take admission in a particular course, in a particular college. The University declares subsequent cut off lists until all the seats are filled in the affiliated colleges.
The DU cut off is affected by certain factors such as number of applicants in a year and the highest percentage scored by students in qualifying exam. The university allows relaxation in cut off marks to women candidates, reserved category candidates and to those who apply under the ECA quota.
The entrance test for PG courses is conducted by respective departments of the University. The entrance exam for PG courses is generally held at the Delhi University North campus. The entrance exam consists of both objective and subjective type questions. The maximum marks for entrance test is 100. The merit list for entrance exam is prepared on the basis of marks scored in entrance exam and qualifying examination.
The entrance test for M.Phil. and PhD programs are conducted by the respective departments. The test is subjective in nature and tests a candidate’s ability to understand and analyze concepts related to their subject.
Delhi University North Campus is the main campus of the University. The colleges, which formed a part of the erstwhile University of Delhi in 1922, are situated in North Campus. North Campus is also the house to administrative blocks and all the department and faculties of the university.
DU North Campus is also the hub of many cultural, social, and political activities for students. Its proximity with Kamla Nagar market in Delhi also makes it a popular hangout location for DU students.
DU South Campus was established in 1973 to facilitate the students residing in the southern parts of the city. It moved to its current location on the Benito Juarez Marg in 1984. The South Campus has its own administrative block, library, departments, and faculties. The south campus also caters to needs to all the students studying in colleges situated in southern part of delhi.
There are a total of 77 colleges and 5 institutes affiliated with University of Delhi. Out of these, St. Stephens college, Ramjas college, and Hindu college have been a part of the Delhi University since its inception. Each college under the onus of Delhi University, has some of the best faculty and departments in the country with best possible amenities available for students.
Delhi university offers courses in a variety of disciplines in UG, PG, M.Phil., and Ph.D degree programs. In UG program, University offers both General and honors courses in Arts, Science, and Commerce streams. In UG programs, BBM, BBE, BA (Hons.) English , B.Com. (Hons.), BA (Hons.) Political Science are some of the popular courses for which the cut off often goes very high.
The University follows the Semester mode of examination. Every year is divided in two semesters and the final marks for each year are calculated by adding up the marks scored in each semester of the academic year. The odd semester exams are ideally conducted in the month of December while the even semester exams are conducted in the months of May and June.
Delhi University Results are declared within a month of the semester examination. The results are declared on the results portal of the university website. Each college also displays their respective results list on the college notice board.
The results for odd semester exams are out by the end of January and the results for even semester are declared by the end of July. The result of final year students are the first to be out.
The University of Delhi is one of the premier central universities of the nation and it is also amongst the best universities of the world. It was founded in the year 1922 by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The University offers UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D, Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma Courses in various fields
The campus has a placement cell through which students are placed in reputed MNCs, Government Organisations, NGO's and the private sector. Placement Statistics for 2014 is given below:
Name of the company
No. of Students
Whirlpool India Pvt. Ltd
Ingenious e- Brain Solutions
Medley Marketing Pvt Ltd
The library of DU started in 1922 with a collection of 1380 Books. Now, The Delhi University library system (DULS) holds more than 14 lakh books. DULS consists of 34 libraries such as e-resources, south campus library, central science library, Ratan Tata Library, Law library, East Asian Studies Library, Brallie Library etc. DULS subscribes to a large number of electronic databases
The collection of DULS comprises of following:
The Delhi University Computer Centre (DUCC) has a huge network system. It provides networks to all departments at the North & South Campuses, all Colleges as well as 64 off campus Colleges. Now, there are over 11000 network access points. Services available to users include access to the internet through 36 Mbps bandwidth in North Campus and 24 Mbps in South Camp such as Email services, Web Hosting, Anti-Virus and Spam Protection, E-journals & on-line Database, E-prints & E-books Archives, DUCC Membership
The DUCC also conducts various training courses and programs related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for students, faculty members, and non-teaching staff of university.
The campus facilitate 15 hostels in north campus and 3 hostels in south campus
Delhi University Press (DUP) stated in 1961 in which all kinds of printing, binding and related work can be done.
Delhi University Community Radio, DUCR 90.4 MHz was started in 2007 using the station for disseminating information about the admission process, through live phone-in programs with students and parents
yes the Delhi university become the most advanced university in India in future and i have a very good experience i like the atmosphere in university north campus.
I would like to give a 9/10 rating the only thing a few of the off-campus colleges lack is a good canteen apart from this there are a number of facilities for the students like photocopy facility in the college building, banking facility, sports & gym facility.
A place to explore your own inner qualities. It is a place which makes you see what you had till date learnt through books and gives you a first hand experience. One field where the college can further excel is Infrastructure and more engagements that are
The college don't believe students that the mistake is yours but they punish you for that mistake that you didn't done.
This department is an excellent department and unlike any other department and colleges, it doesn't have any internal politics. It is true and honest there is no biasedness. The ones who deserve get and those who don't deserve are given nothing it is as pretty amazing department.