The road ahead for Delhi University admissions in 2016

Ever since children seek admission in school, they are spoon fed certain things. The most common are:

  • Beta bas Class 10 mein marks le aa life set hai.
  • Beta Class 12 mein marks le aa, ek baar acha college mil jaye life set hai.

Like every year, it is that time of the year when new sessions would be starting soon and the newbies, called Freshers are gearing to seek admissions in different universities across the nation. Here I have some questions (and obviously after loads of research and study) that hover the mind of every child just out of school into the big wide world of universities, all of them claiming themselves to be better than the rest.

  • What exactly is the definition of Acche college?
  • The much hype about the Delhi University?

Till date there has been no such committee, no such described protocol and no such rules and regulations that can define the college ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’. It is just a taboo!! Every university and colleges across the nation is home to bright students coming out every year and doing wonders in this world. Mind it, No teacher or tutor can make the student study until and unless that pupil is willing to work his/her own ass off. And, how can one forget ‘God helps those who help themselves’. ūüôā

Even in this century, when we come a long way raising our voices against stereotypes, if you happen to ask any student in which university they want to study, in no time they will proudly say ‘Delhi University’. Hop on a little ride of Delhi University that I’m going to take you through.

Name any course from any field and there is one university that will offer it. Of course, it is Delhi University. Delhi University, one of the oldest universities of India, is better than most others because of the number of colleges and the variety of courses it offers, it opens doors in almost every field. Talk about infrastructure and the coolest campus, the hostel facilities, Tom Uncle’s Maggi, the economical fee structure, the reservation process ūüôĀ (many would not be happy) and most importantly societies and the culture to learn and grow. You get to meet and see various celebrities and attend their concerts and needless to mention the much awaited Fests. The three golden years of graduation, college life, which we dreamt of, gets more than just fulfilled. Most of the big political parties find their way through the student unions of the Delhi University.

Moving towards the Delhi University Admissions for the academic session 2016-17, then, this year the university invited online applications for admission to its 63 colleges in Undergraduate courses. The application form could be filled online only through the centralised registration process. The candidates belonging to the unreserved category, SC/ST, ECA, Sports Category were also required to fill in the same online application form. The application fee also was to be paid online. The candidate can opt for as many courses they like and there is no extra fee for that.

DU Centralised Online application for undergraduate courses began on June 1, 2016, and the last date was June 19, 2016, but it was extended to June 22, 2016. The first cut-off was expected to be released on June 27, 2016, has now been re-scheduled to June 30, 2016.

From this year¬†St. Stephens College¬†and¬†Jesus and Mary College¬†have also joined Delhi University’s centralised admission process. The students have to apply to these colleges through the common admission process but the final admission will be based on the policies of these colleges. These two colleges are¬†part of Delhi university but earlier they had a separate admission process.

As per reports, close to 3.6 lakh applicants have registered while 2,50,220 succeeded in completing the registration by paying the fee (figures till Wednesday, 22 June, 2016). As the Delhi University went ahead with complete online admission process for the first time, it received overwhelming response from students. For admissions in over 53,000 seats in various undergraduate courses, the university received 39 thousand applications on the very first day. DU has also notified for Fitness test and sports trials to be held from June 24 to July 2, the detailed schedule mentioning the time and venue for the trials is available at the official web portal of DU.

As yesterday marked the last day of online registration process for admissions into the most prestigious university in India, the figure of online applications achieved new scale of heights. Also, the cut-offs is a big question of the tinsel town. Whether they will go up or down?

Cut Offs 2016

This year, the University will only announce 5 cut-off lists unlike 9-10 cut off lists that were announced until previous year. However, if some seats still remain vacant, Colleges will notify seats course wise and category wise on July 23 and then online applications from already registered candidates will be invited from July 24 to 25. Three merit lists will be released in a period of 8 days till August 3.

DU cut-off every year crosses a new mark, as last year never heard instance happened when DU cut-off touched 100% in two colleges and DU Cut Off 2016 seems to be heading the same way. As Class XII CBSE papers have been quite tough this year but the overall result was worth appraising, hence more than 90000 students have scored above 90% and 14000 students have scored above 95% this year in Class XII. So, very obviously the cut-offs will also rise.

Entrance Tests in Delhi University

For some courses (BBA, BFIA, BA (H) business economics, BMS and BSc Physical Education) DU will conduct entrance exam and the students have to fill separate admission form. The admission for these courses will be based on entrance exam followed by group discussion and interview. For the following courses, the DU admission will be based on the entrance exam.

Course Name of the Entrance Test


BA(H) Business Economics
BFA Delhi College of Art Entrance Exam
B.Tech CIC

What to do once the cut off has been announced?

The first admission list will be notified by colleges on June 30, at 9 AM and candidates will have to get their documents verified and secure admission in the allotted college by July 2 (up to 1 PM).  The second admission list will be released on July 5. The admission process for undergraduate courses is scheduled to be closed on July 22.

Before you make you way to any prestigious university, remember, always learn from your own mistakes, let no failure stop you, instead take it as a lesson and keep growing in life. Best wishes from an alumnus of this renowned university!!

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