Department of Financial Studies (DFS), is a department of the University of Delhi that was set up in 1987. The institution offers a full-time two-year MBA (Financial Management) Program and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program. Admission to the institute is based on the candidate's CAT percentile and marks obtained in class X & XII examinations. The maximum CTC offered to the Top 10 %ile is INR 20.88 LPA and Average CTC is INR 13.33 LPA. The top recruiters are Infosys, American Express, Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, HP, Kotak, Wipro, Alchemist, Genpact, etc.

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DFS Delhi Highlights

Established | Type 1987 | Public
Affiliation  University of Delhi
Set By Government of India
Programmes Offered  MBA (Finance) and Doctoral Program
Admission criteria  Entrance Based
Entrance Exam Common Admission Test (CAT), Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET)
Application mode  Online 
Top Recruiters Infosys, American Express, Wipro, HP, Kotak, Axis Bank & multiple others. 
Scholarship  Yes
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DFS Delhi Courses

Course Details
MBA (Financial Management) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduation from recognized University and CAT exam qualified
Selection criteria: Entrance-based
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Duration: 3 Years
Specialization: E-Commerce, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Finance, and Accounting
Eligibility: Postgraduate
Selection criteria: DUET exam
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DFS DU Admissions

Admission to the MBA program at DFS is through CAT examination conducted by Indian Institute of Management.

  • For PH.D admissions the candidate must appear for the DUET Exam (Delhi University Entrance Exam) and qualify for it.

How to Apply for CAT?

  • Candidates must register themselves on the official website of CAT.
  • Fill all the personal details, educational details, and contact details in the Application form.
  • Upload scanned signatures and passport size photograph, and other required documents.
  • For the General/ OBC category, the Application Fee is INR 1900 and for PWD/ ST/ SC INR 950.
  • Print the confirmation page.

DFS Admission Procedure:

  • DFS Application forms are available on the official website.
  • After CAT Examination results along with other aspects, candidates are shortlisted for the final selection procedure.

Shortlisting criteria

  • The shortlisting is done on the basis of CAT percentile and marks obtained in class X and XII. To receive some extra-weightage candidates must have the following degrees: B. Com. (Hons.), B.A. (Hons.) (Economics), B.A. (Hons.) (Business Economics), BBE, BMS/ BBS, BFIA/ BBA.
  • Female Candidates are provided with some extra weightage. 
  • Weightage-system for shortlisting: 
Shortlisting for GD/ PI Weightage
CAT percentile  70%
Marks obtained in Class X 10%
Marks obtained in Class XII 7.50%
Marks obtained in Mathematics/ Business Mathematics in Class XII 2.50%
Female Candidates 5%
Candidates with an Above-mentioned graduate degrees 5%
  • CAT scores, Marks scored in GD/PI, and of Class X & XII, will decide the Final Selection. 
  • Shortlisting for Final Selection through weightage system: 
Shortlisting For Final Selection Weightage
CAT Score  57.50%
Marks obtained in Class-X 5%
Marks obtained in Class-XII 5%
Marks obtained in Group Discussion 7.50%
Marks obtained in Personal interview 50%
Female Candidates 2.5%
Candidates with the above-mentioned Graduate Degrees 2.50%

Note: There is no separate weightage for work experience.

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DFS Delhi Placements

The placement cell of DFS is quite productive every year. Many reputed companies come and approach DFS to find new talent. The company to student ratio is 1:2. The top 10 students are offered salary packages up to INR 21 LPA and top 75 students are offered salary packages up to INR 13.8 LPA. Given below is the profile-wise percentage of students placed in various companies:

Profile Percentage
Product 9.1
Relationship 12.1
Credit Function 9.1
Deal Advisory 3
Research 9
TAS 12.1
Treasury 3
Compliance 6.1
Sales 6.1
Finance 6.1
Corporate Finance 3
Credit rating 12.1
Wealth 3
Risk Management 6.1

The list of recruiters at DFS DU Absolute Data, American Express, Bank Of India, Credit Issue, Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank, Investiture, Hp, Grant Thornton, Arcesium, Alchemist, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Nestle, IHS Markit, ANAROCK, State Bank Of India, etc

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DFS Delhi FAQs

Ques. Is it worth doing an MBA from DFS, DU? 

Ans. Yes, certainly. DFS offers MBA in Finance, which is one of the leading management institutes with the average CTC INR 12-14 LPA.

Ques. What is the CAT cutoff for the Department of Financial studies? 

Ans. CAT cutoff for General is 95, for SC, ST and OBC is 80.

Ques. What is the Fee structure for an MBA finance program?

Ans. The fee structure for MBA finance is INR 13000/Year. So, the Total fee for 2 years is INR 26000.

Ques. What are Documents required for CAT registration?

Ans. The documents required for registration of CAT Exam are Scanned Photograph (of dimensions- 30mm x 45mm and file size <80kb), Scanned Signature (dimensions- 80mm x 35mm and file size <80kb), NC-OBC/ SC/ ST Certificate (self-attested), PwD/ DA Certificate (Self-attested).

Ques. What are the various subjects in MBA Finance? 

Ans. The students will learn about financial reports, International finance, International accounting, investment management, corporate law, managerial economics, and financial accounting.

Ques. How is the faculty of the college?

Ans. The other core faculty include 1 professor in International business, 6 professors in Finance, 1 professor in Marketing, and 1 Professor in Financial economics.

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