Despite the declaration made by the senior administrative officials of the Delhi University that the admission process of the undergraduate courses for the academic session 2017-18 will commence from Last week of April, it has been delayed by a week or so. From the sources, it has been revealed that the university is busy ironing out last-minute glitches and that it would take “at least a week or two” before admissions start. So most probably the admissions can be expected to begin from the second week of May.
Only last year it happened that the university got delayed in beginning with the admission process, otherwise the university every year begins the admission process in May which gets concluded till July and thus the session begins after July 20th for all the courses thus offered. This year the university is putting in endless efforts to kick start the admission process early so that the session too begins early, but things do not seem to be in favour.
The main reason behind the delay in the admission process is that the websites and servers are being checked, so as not to let the aspiring students face any hiccups. Kindly Note that the admission process of Delhi University is completely online! The university before giving the green signal has to make sure that everything is in order and is functioning properly; otherwise, it could lead to chaos. As a result, the admission process has been delayed. The university is itself not sure as to when exactly the admissions will begin, but they require a week or two’s time.
Composed of 16 faculties (like the Faculty of Law or Faculty of Arts) and 65 separate colleges (22 of which are all girls’) split across two campuses, DU is known for its renowned faculty and high standards.
Earlier the university was also planning to conduct entrance tests for admission to programmes like Economics and Commerce. However, the university has announced that there will be no entrance exam and admissions will be done on the cut-off basis. Also, this year only five cut-offs will be released but can come out with more if the seats remained vacant. It is for the first time this year that the minority colleges like St Stephen’s College, Jesus & Mary College, Mata Sundri College, SGND Khalsa College, SGTB Khalsa College and SGGS College of Commerce were made part of the central registration process. However, they were allowed to follow their own admission policy thereafter.