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 policymakers. There are 90 affiliated colleges run by the university. The university has been ranked at 1st position among the top 25 central universities and 8th among top 18th universities in 2020. DU has produced some of the leading names in the fields of Sports, Cinema, Journalism, Politics, and Commerce, etc. It offers UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Courses in a variety of disciplines. The admission process for all the degree programs is conducted separately. Check DU Colleges 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Cutoff 2020 for more information.

The university has two main campuses- one in North Delhi and another in South. The campus at North Delhi is the home to prestigious institutions such as Miranda House, Hindu College, St. Stephen’s College, and Delhi School of Economics, and many more whereas the South Campus is the home to colleges like Sri Venkateshwara College, Jesus and Mary college, and SP Jain Centre for Management Studies, etc.

Delhi University Admission 2020 Dates

Delhi University 5th Cutoff Release Date 07 Nov, 2020
Registration Begin for UG / PG Courses 20 Jun, 2020
Last Date to Apply for PG Courses 18 Jul, 2020
Class XII Marks Updation Last Date 05 Oct, 2020
Last Date for UG Registration 31 Aug, 2020
DUET Applications Available 20 Jun - 31 Aug, 2020
DUET Admit Card (Released) 29 Aug, 2020
DUET Exam Date 06 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020
DUET UG Answer Key (Released) 26 Sep, 2020
DU-JAT Exam Date 07 Sep 2020
First Cutoff Release Date 10 Oct, 2020
DUET PG 2020 Answer Key (Released) 06 Oct, 202
First Cutoff 2020 (UG – Merit Based) 10 Oct, 2020 (RELEASED)
Admission Against First Cutoff List 12 Oct, 2020 – 14 Oct, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline (First List) 16 Oct, 2020 (Upto 11:59 p.m.)
Second Cutoff 2020 (UG -Merit Based) 17 Oct, 2020
Admission Against Second Cutoff 19 Oct, 2020 – 21 Oct, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (2nd Cutoff) 23 Oct, 2020
Third Cutoff Releases 24 Oct, 2020
DUET UG 2020 Merit Lists (Declared) 26 Oct, 2020
DU-JAT 2020 First List (Out) 26 Oct, 2020
Admission Against DU-JAT 1st List 28 Oct, 2020
Fourth Cutoff UG Merit Based Admission (Released) 31 Oct, 2020
Fifth Cutoff Releases 7 Nov, 2020
LLB Entrance Test Scores Released 9 Nov, 2020
B.El.Ed / BMMMC Entrance Based 3rd List Released 10 Nov, 2020
PG 2020 First Merit List Released 18 Nov, 2020
MBA (Finance / Business Economics) 2021 Admissions Open 16 Nov, 2020
Last Date to Apply for MBA (F) & (BE) 2021 Admission 10 Jan, 2021 
DU Special Cutoff (To be released) 23 Nov, 2020
Admission in Special Cutoff 24 Nov, 2020 – 25 Nov, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment 27 Nov, 2020
Admission Against Sixth Cutoff  30 Nov, 2020 – 2 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (6th Cutoff Admission) 4 Dec, 2020
Admission Against Seventh Cutoff (If Released)  7 Dec, 2020 – 9 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (7th Cutoff Admission) 11 Dec, 2020
2nd Admission List for PG Courses (Released) 23 Nov, 2020

Delhi University Highlights

Established | Type 1922 | Central University
Recognized by AICTE and UGC
Accredited by NAAC Grade A+
Ranked by NIRF, India Today, Outlook, The Time Engineering, QS, US News, etc.
Courses offered UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Basic admission criteria Merit and Entrance-based

University entrance exam

Application mode | Fee Online | INR 750
Facilities Library, Placement, Scholarship, Hostel, Guest House, Health Center, etc.
Top recruiters Hero Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Samsung, Gail, KPMG, Tata Power, Hindustan Times, etc.
Official Website | Contact |  27667853

University of Delhi Ranking 2020

Ranking Agency Rank Category
NIRF 18 India Rankings 2020
QS Global World Rankings University Rankings 474 ranked 474th out of 1002 in World rankings
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 601-800 ranked in the 601-800 out of 1397 in World category rankings

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DU Courses

DU offers discipline courses in a variety of fields at UG, PG, M.Phil., and Ph.D. degree level. It 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 is some of the popular courses for which the cut off often goes very high. Some of the major courses offered by the university are given below:

Courses Details
BA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in 10+2 in any discipline
Subjects: Vocational Studies, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Hindi Patrakarita, and Journalism.
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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B.Com Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in Commerce stream
Selection criteria: Merit-basis
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M.Com Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in B.Com
Selection criteria: Entrance-based
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in Graduation
Specializations: Business-Economics, International Business, and HRD
Selection criteria: CAT/ GAT + GD + PI
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MCA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 60% marks in Graduation
Selection criteria: Entrance exam and Personal Interview
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MA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in Graduation
Subjects: Political Science, History, English, Hindi, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Mathematics, Social Work, East Asian Studies, Bengali, Comparative Indian Literature, Punjabi, Sociology, Geography, Persian, Environmental Studies, Buddhist Studies, French, French/ German/ Hispanic/ Italian Studies, Arabic, German, Japanese, Linguistics, Russian Studies, Statistics, Tamil, and Urdu
Selection criteria: Entrance-based
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B.Tech Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 in Science stream
Selection criteria: Entrance-based
M.Tech Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in B.Tech in relevant subject
Specializations: Engineering Management, Vlsi Design & Embedded System, Information System, Manufacturing Processes & Automation Engineering, Polymer Nano Technology, Production Engineering, Chemical Synthesis & Process Technologies, Cad/ Cam, Signal Processing, Microwave Electronics, Nano Science & Technology, and Nuclear Science & Technology 
Selection criteria: GATE exam score
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B.Sc (Hons.) Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in Science stream
Subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Statistics, Botany, Food Technology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Geology, Biological Science, Home Science, Electronics, Anthropology, Instrumentation, and Polymer Science 
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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M.Sc Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in B.Sc in a relevant subject
Subjects: Chemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics, Zoology, Computer Science, Physics, Nutrition & Food Processing, Genetics, Botany, Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Environmental Studies & Resource Management, Geology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Operational Research, Anthropology, Human Development & Child Counselling, Electronics, Biochemistry, Food Nutrition, Physical Education, Biomedical Science, Informatics, Resource Management & Design Application, Fabric & Apparel Designing, Library & Information Science, and Development Communication & Extension.
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B.Ed Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in Master’s 
Selection criteria: Entrance-test
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M.Ed Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: 50% marks in B.Ed or equivalent degree
Selection criteria: Entrance-test
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Delhi University Admission

Delhi University offers UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses in various disciplines. The admission process for all the degree programs is conducted separately. 

The DU UG admission 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 the application process for UG courses at DU coincides with the declaration of 10+2 examination results by CBSE. After the application process is over, the university releases a 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 Ph.D. courses are entirely based on the performance in an entrance test and interview conducted by the respective department of Delhi University. 

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Delhi University offers admissions in multiple specializations under various undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the basis of qualifying degree merit/ Entrance Examination marks. Read More 

Eligibility Criteria

Mentioned below are the basic eligibility requirements for registration in the courses offered by the University:

Course Type Eligibility
Undergraduate Intermediate graduate from a recognized board
Postgraduate Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 50% marks
M.Phil Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks
Ph.D. Master’s degree with 55% marks in relevant discipline

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DU Entrance Exam

DU conducts entrance exams for admission to PG, M.Phil., and Ph.D. degree programs. The entrance exam for some selected UG courses is conducted by colleges respectively.

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 DU North campus. The entrance exam consists of both objective and subjective type questions. The maximum marks for the entrance test are 100. The merit list for the entrance exam is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the entrance exam and qualifying examination.

The entrance test for M.Phil. and Ph.D. 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.

DU Cutoff

After the application process is over for UG courses, the University releases its cut off list. Cut off is the minimum percentage 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.

DU cut off is affected by certain factors such as a number of applicants in a year and the highest percentage scored by students in the 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.

Delhi University Central Placement Cell

The objective of DU central placement cell is to get students placed in reputed multinationals, government jobs, NGOs and private sector, all registered students with CPC will be entitled to placement assistance, counseling for employment and even self-employment. The CPC will act as an interface between the industry and students and will primarily enable the students to select from their career options. It will facilitate the selection process of all the companies as per their requirements. If we look at the statistics of previous years, a total of 112 students got placed with reputed companies. 

Registration Process

Interested students can register themselves for the placement drive and internship opportunities provided by the University. Mentioned below is the stepwise process of the same:

Step 1: Create a login ID using a valid email and complete the online student registration process. 
Step 2: Pay requisite fee of INR 100 for completion of registration.
Step 3: Take a print of the generated identity card and paste your photograph.
Step 4: Verify the Identity card by the College Principal and get it signed.

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Delhi University Results

DU 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 its 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 is the first to be out.

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Delhi University Scholarship

Listed below are the scholarships/ financial help provided by the University to needy and meritorious students: 

UG Scholarships PG Scholarships Departmental Scholarships
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Book-Grant Delhi University & All-India Postgraduate scholarships Madan Mohan Memorial Scholarship
Sh. Prem Prakash Award His Holiness and Pope Scholarship Dr. G.S. Sarin Scholarship
Shri Uggersain Memorial Education Endowment Book-Grant - Dr. N.C Kapoor Memorial Scholarship
Ganga Sant Book-Grant - Prof. HC Gaur Scholarship

Delhi University FAQs

Ques. How does one get admission into the undergraduate Management courses at Delhi University & its affiliated colleges? 

Ans. Candidates are required to appear for the DU JAT exam for admission in undergraduate management programs in colleges affiliated with Delhi University. The exam is conducted by NTA on behalf of Delhi University.

Ques. Can a student change their subject during the course of study or after completing the first year? 

Ans. No, once a student is admitted to a particular subject, they can change their subject only before the last date of admission provided seats are available and they meet the requisite cut off.

Ques. Who are the recruiters at Delhi University?

Ans. Maruti Suzuki, Samsung, Reliance, HCL, KPMG, GAIL, Hindustan Times are some of the recruiters of Delhi University.

Ques. Will, there be any relaxation offered to women candidates? 

Ans. Relaxation for women candidates varies from college to college and even from course to course. However, the upper limit has been fixed at 3%.

Ques. Can I get a fee concession? What is the procedure for fee concession? 

Ans. Yes, there is a provision for fee concession in most colleges but only after admission. You may contact the college for details.

Ques. What is the admission criteria for BA (Economics) at DU?

Ans. BA (Economics) at DU requires minimum eligibility of 60% aggregate at 10+2 level in four subjects including English, Mathematics, and the other two subjects. Admission to the course is based on marks obtained by the student in Joint Admission Test (JAT), Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.

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Ques. I made an error in my online registration form. Do I need to register again using different email-id?

Ans. Don’t register again with different mail-id. Log in to the same account again and through the “Edit” option (at the end of each session/ page) rectify your error.

Ques. What colleges under Delhi University offer Graduate Certificate in Law?

Ans. Some of the best colleges under Univerity of Delhi that offer Graduate Certificate in Law are:

Ques. What documents are required on the day of DU JAT counseling?

Ans. Documents required at the time of DU JAT counseling are:

  • 10+2 marks sheet
  • 10+2 passing certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Admit Card of Entrance Exam
  • 8 Passport Size Photograph
  • Age Certificate

Ques. Who are some of the famous alumni of Delhi University?

Ans. Some of the famous alumni of Delhi University are:

  • Subramanian Swamy: Member of Rajya Sabha, Politician, Economist, and a Statistician. 
  • Sheila Dikshit: Served as the CM of Delhi for 15 years.
  • Arun Jaitley: He was one of the best Indian politicians, and Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs from 2014-2019 time period.
  • Shashi Tharoor: Currently working as a Lok Sabha member. He is also a Politician, Writer, and a Former international diplomat.

Ques. How many hostels does DU have?

Ans. Delhi University has a total of 20 hostels, namely:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls
  • Under Graduate Hostel for Girls
  • Ambedkar-Ganguly Students House for Women
  • D.S. Kothari Hostel
  • Gwyer Hall
  • International Student's House
  • International Students House for Women
  • Jubilee Hall
  • Mansarover Hostel
  • Meghdoot Hostel
  • North Eastern Students House for Women
  • Post-Graduate Men's Hostel
  • University Hostel for Women
  • V.K.R.V. Rao Hostel
  • WUS University Hostel
  • Centre Institute of Education Hostel
  • Department of Social Work Hostel
  • Aravali Hostel
  • Geetanjali Hostel
  • Saramati Post Graduate Men's Hostel

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