DU receives highest number of online applications in three years

Over 1.83 lakh have applied for postgraduate courses and 34,306 for M. Phil and PHD

Over 5.62 lakh aspirants have applied online for undergraduate courses in Delhi University. The number is said to be the highest in the last three years. The registration process for admission ended on Monday (September 1).

A total of 1,83,674 students have applied for postgraduate courses and 34,306 for M.Phil and PHD, according to data available on the varsity’s portal.

The varsity has received a maximum of 2,85,128 applications from CBSE Board students, followed by 12,272 from the Board of School Education Haryana and 11,521 from the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

The maximum number of applicants are from Delhi (1,42,526), followed by Uttar Pradesh (66,657) and Haryana (50,701), varsity data said.


It said 5,63,351 students have registered for undergraduate courses, of which 3,53,171 have made payments, according to data.

Of the total applicants, 2,22,399 are from the unreserved category, 69,682 from other backward classes, 42,293 from scheduled castes, 8,624 from scheduled tribes and 10,173 from the economically weaker section (EWS), it said.

In the unreserved category, 1,16,482 female candidates have applied for undergraduate courses, as against 1,05,913 male candidates and four from the other category.

Out of the total number of registrations for these courses, 76,536 aspirants are from the unreserved category, 35,115 from other backward classes, 22,020 from scheduled castes, 5,710 from scheduled tribes and 7,615 from EWS, it said.

The number of students who have made payments for M.Phil and PhD programmes is 21,699.

Of them, 9,130 aspirants are from the unreserved category, 5,523 from other backward classes, 3,512 from scheduled castes, 1,188 from scheduled tribes and 2,346 from EWS, it said.

Under the sports quota, the maximum applications have been received for football (1,627), followed by athletics (1,621) and basketball (1,420), according to the university data.

The admissions under the sports quota will be held on the basis of certificates this year. There will be no trials because of Covid-19.

The university this year decided to not hold extra-curricular activities (ECA) admissions, barring those having NCC and NSS certificates.

But the university later said admissions under 12 categories, including music, dance, divinity and yoga, will be held based on certificates.

Earlier, the last date for registration was July 4 but was extended to July 18 and then to July 31 for both merit-based and entrance-based courses. The cut-offs are likely to be announced by mid-September.

(With inputs from agencies)