The registration process for admission to Delhi University ended on Monday with over 5.62 lakh aspirants applying online for undergraduate programs. This was the highest value in the past three years.
A total of 1,83,674 students applied for postgraduate courses and 34,306 for M.Phil and PHD. This is evident from the data available on the university portal.
It is said that 5,62,854 students enrolled in undergraduate courses, of which 3,52,839 made payments.
Of the total of applicants, 2,22,210 come from the non-reserved category, 69,595 from other backward classes, 42,259 from planned castes, 8,614 from planned tribes and 10,161 from the economically weaker section (EWS).
Delhi University said 1,46,996 students made payments for postgraduate courses.
Of the total number of registrations for these courses, 76,536 aspirants came from the non-reserved category, 35,115 from other backward classes, 22,020 from planned castes, 5,710 from planned tribes and 7,615 from EWS.
The number of students who have made payments for M.Phil and PhD programs is 21,699.
Of these, 9,130 aspirants came from the non-reserved category, 5,523 from other backward classes, 3,512 from planned castes, 1,188 from planned strains and 2,346 from EWS.
The university decided this year not to allow after the COVID-19 pandemic not to allow after-school activities (ECA) unless they have NCC and NSS certificates.
However, it was later said that admissions in 12 categories including music, dance, divinity, and yoga would be based on certification.
Registration for admission to all courses until entry is closed on July 31st. However, registration for admission by merit was open until August 31.
The last filing date used to be July 4th, but was later extended to July 18th and then July 31st for performance-based and entry-based courses. The cut-offs are expected to be announced in mid-September, but there is no official announcement. The registration process has been delayed due to the pandemic.
In the past year, the university received 2.58,388 applications; in 2018 the number was 278,544.