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New Delhi: Delhi University received 261,661 paid applications until 7:30 p.m., with enrollment for merit-based admissions to more than 70,000 undergraduate places closing on Tuesday. University officials expect the number to increase as the registration portal will remain open until midnight Tuesday.

University officials had said earlier that the first deadline would be released on October 1 and admissions to UG courses would begin on October 4.

Last year, the university received 351,974 paid applications during the three-month registration window, 100,000 more than the corresponding figure in 2019 (258,388).

As of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the university has registered a total of 438,696 registrations, a sharp drop from the more than 550,000 registrations on the admission portal last year.

“Last year, for multiple reasons, the registration portal was open for over two months. In comparison, registrations were open for a shorter period this time – from August 2 to August 31 – as the dates for the DU entrance tests were also announced … DU aspirants had about a month to register at the UG courses so we hope that interested candidates have applied during this period, ”a senior AU official said on condition of anonymity.

Officials also noted that of the 438,696 registrations, approximately 261,661 were paid applications due to various factors, including duplicate registrations by the same applicant.

Online registrations for postgraduate, masters and doctoral courses took place between July 26 and August 21, with the university receiving over 183,815 applications for 20,000 PG places and 30,019 registrations for the masters / doctorate.

Although registration at the UG ended on Tuesday, students who sit for their compartment or advanced exams will be allowed to upload their documents such as grade sheets and certificates once their results are declared.

Students who were not satisfied with their Class 12 CBSE scores under the revised assessment system in the absence of board exams are currently showing up for their improvement papers with students who pass their compartment reviews. Examinations will continue until September 16.

As the DU does not follow the first-come, first-served principle for admissions to the UG, colleges opt for higher thresholds to avoid over-admissions as the number of eligible students seeking admission exceeds the number of Available seats.

With around 220,000 students scoring 90% and above in Class 12 CBSE results this year, and around 70,000 of them scoring 95% or more, undergraduate thresholds are also expected to rise this year. Each year, DU receives around 80% of applications from graduate students from CBSE-affiliated schools.


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