Delhi University Receives Highest Number Of Applications For Admissions In 3 years


New Delhi: With over 5.63 lakh submissions, Delhi University has received the highest number of applications for admissions in past three years.

The registration process for admission for various undergraduate courses ended at 5 pm on Monday. 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, reported India TV news.

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

For undergraduate courses, 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.

On the other hand, for postgraduate courses, the university has received maximum applications from the unserved category (76,536) followed by OBC (35,115), SC (22,020), ST (5,710) and EWS (7,615) candidates.

For this year, the university has cancelled admissions via extra-curricular activities (ECA), barring those with NCC and NSS certificates.

However, the university had said that admissions in 12 categories, including music, dance, divinity and yoga, will be held based on certificates. Under the ECA category, the maximum applications were received for NCC (3876), followed by NSS (1,796) and debate (1,282).

In the PwD (persons with disabilities) category, the maximum applications were from those who were suffering from a locomotor disability (496), blindness (452) and low vision (281).

Last year, the varsity had received 2,58,388 applications while it was 278,544 in 2018.

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