54,000 seats, 70 colleges: Race for Delhi University starts today

Written by Shikha Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 2 2014, 20:30pm hrs
The admission process for 54,000 seats under Delhi University (DU)s four-year undergraduate programme is set to begin from June 2 when the university starts selling the admission form.

Students aspiring to get into the 70-odd colleges affiliated to the university can submit the centralised optical mark recognition (OMR) forms both online and offline from Monday till June 16.

This year, students can also fill forms through the universitys mobile-based Android application DU UG admissions 2014-15. It can be downloaded from the universitys website.

The online OMR forms will be available on DUs website (http://du.ac.in), whereas offline forms can be bought from 18 centres across North Campus, South Campus and other DU colleges.

The offline paper form will cost Rs 150 for general category students and Rs 70 for SC/ST students. General category students can fill the form online by paying Rs 100, whereas for SC/ST students, it will cost Rs 50.

In an effort to make the admission process smoother and uniform, DU this year has prohibited colleges from imposing any extra eligibility criteria on students. Admission forms will also not have the college option and students will only have to fill courses in which they want admission. There is, however, no limit on the number of courses a student can apply to.

Much to the delight of students who had taken up one or more vocational subjects in Class XII, DU has, this year, provided the option to add board exam marks of these subjects in the best of four, required for admission to various colleges.

However, these students will face a deduction of 10 per cent of the maximum marks from the marks scored in each of the vocational subjects included in the best of four.

Further, the university has said that a student who has not studied a particular subject in Class XII, but wants to study it at the undergraduate level, can do so. But this would involve a deduction of two per cent from the aggregate of best four subjects.

However, students have been advised by DU authorities to fill the actual marks obtained in their board exams and not to deduct or add marks, which they said will be done by the college authorities.

Admission to Hindi Journalism, Social Work and foreign language courses such as Italian, Spanish, French and German will be based on cut-off marks from this year and no entrance examination will be held for these courses.

Those students seeking admission under sports and extra-curricular activities quota will have to contact the colleges concerned to get separate forms for them.