DU 2019 Admission Process - A Complete Guide
Vishwas Garia, 30 May 2019, #DU

The admission process of DU 2019 will start from May 30, 2019. Every year lakhs of new aspirants apply their luck for securing a seat in various colleges of the university, but only few thousands of them end up procuring a seat. Last year, above 3,00,000 students registered themselves for total 55,000 seats of the undergraduate programmes which are conducted in the university.

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DU admission process 2019 will include both merit based and entrance based selection.There are around 500 academic programmes running in total 82 affiliated colleges of the university. Currently there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 82 affiliated colleges.

The registration in DU 2019 admission process is most likely to get over by the first week of June 2019. Candidates who are puzzled about how, what and when to apply for DU Admission Process 2019 can read the article below to get a better idea of the complete process.

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DU 2019 Admission Process - An Overview

The admission process of of Delhi University 2019 will start from May 30, 2019 and will be over by the the fourth week of August 2019. Every year lakh of students participate in the admission process of the university. The admission process takes place online. Candidate can apply for multiple programmes in a single DU application form.

For Undergraduate Programmes

Candidates who wants to pursue undergraduate programmes from any of 82 affiliated colleges need to register online in UG admission portal and fill the DU application form. In the undergraduate programmes conducted in the university, seats are filled by ‘Best of Four’ merit selection. The ‘Best of Four’ calculation is done on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in their senior secondary examination.

For Postgraduate Programmes

Applicants who are looking for admission in the postgraduate courses of the university need to register online. The university fills 50% of total seats through direct admission of the students of the University of Delhi based on the merit. Remaining seats are filled with the help of an entrance examination followed by a group discussion and an interview.The university conducts the entrance examination in around 18 cities of the country.

The university release multiple DU cut offs to fill the vacant seats until all the seats are filled. Shortlisted candidates are invited for the verification of documents. Candidates are required to download the admission form from the admission portal. The certificates are retained by the university until the admission process is over. In case of withdrawal of any admission, certificates are returned back to the candidates. After the approval of admission by the university, candidates are required to make the payment of admission fee. A successful payment confirms the claim of the seat by the candidate.

DU 2019 Admission Process - Important Dates


UG Courses

PG Courses

Start of Online Registration

May 30, 2019

June 03, 2019

Last Registration

First week of June, 2019

First week of June, 2019

Release of Admit Card

Second week of June, 2019

Entrance Exam

Third week of June, 2019

Declaration of Entrance Exam/ Group Discussions/ Interview

Last week of June, 2019 - First week of July, 2019

First DU admission List

14th June, 2019

First week of July, 2019

Second DU admission List

Fourth week of June, 2019

Third DU admission List

Last week of June, 2019

Fourth DU admission List

First week of July, 2019

Fifth DU admission List

Second week of July, 2019

Commencement of New academic session

Third week of July, 2019

Fourth week of August, 2019

DU 2019 Courses

The university conducts both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in different fields of Arts, Science and Commerce.

DU UG Courses

Faculty of Arts/ Social sciences/ Applied Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Faculty of Arts - B.A Programme, B.A (Hons.) in Arabic, Bengali, English, French, German, Italic, Hindi, Philosophy, Psychology, Applied Psychology, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Spanish, Urdu and Persian.

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - B.A. Hons. in Economics, Geography, History, Political Sciences, Social Work and Sociology

  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities - B.A. Hons. in Hindi Patrakarita, Journalism, B. Voc. in Health Care Management, Retail Management and IT, Web Designing, Printing Technology, Banking Operations, Software Development

Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies

  • Bachelors of Commerce

  • Bachelors of Commerce (Hons.)

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelors of Science - Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelors of Science (Hons.) - Mathematics

  • Bachelors of Science (Hons.) - Statistics

  • Bachelors of Science (Hons.) - Computer Science

Faculty of Sciences/ Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelors of Science (Hons.) in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Electronics, Food Technology, Geology, Home Science, Instrumentation, Microbiology, Polymer Sciences, Zoology, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Botany

  • Bachelor of Science - Applied Physical Sciences (Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry), Applied LIfe Sciences, Physical Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Pass) - Home Science.

DU PG Courses

Faculty of Arts

  • M.A in Arabic, Buddhist, Sanskrit, Russian Studies, Urdu, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Punjabi, East Asian Studies, Bengali, Comparative Indian Literature, Tamil, Persian, Philosophy, Social Work, Statistics, Hispanic, Italian, Hindi, Linguistics, Psychology, Political Science and Geography.

  • Music - M.A in Hindustani Music, Karnataka Music, Percussion Music

  • Faculty of Commerce - M.Com.

  • Faculty of Science - M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Informatics Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Genetics, Anthropology, Forensic Science, Food and Nutrition, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics Education, Fabric and Apparel Science, Human Development and Child Studies and Botany

Eligibility Criteria of DU Admission Process 2019

The eligibility criteria is the minimum academic qualification and other necessary conditions that a candidate must have in order to be eligible for admission in Delhi University.

DU UG Programmes

Candidates who are applying for the undergraduate programmes in the university must have completed their senior secondary examination obtaining minimum marks as specified for each of the programmes. There is no minimum age bar for admission to the undergraduate programmes

DU PG Programmes

Candidates who wish to apply for admission in postgraduate programmes of the university must have completed their graduation with at least 55% marks or above in aggregate. Any candidate who does not meet the eligibility criteria will not be given admission in any programme even after qualifying the entrance examination.

How to Calculate Best of Four Marks

Delhi University allows the intake of the students in the undergraduate programmes on the basis of ‘Best of four’ calculation. Candidates are advised to check the following procedure for calculating ‘Best of Four’.

  • The merit is calculated on the basis of one language and three academic/ elective subjects.

  • The three academic/ elective subject includes -

  1. One subject in which admission is sought - A disadvantage of 2.5% will be applicable, if the candidate doesn’t include the subject in ‘Best of Four’ for admissions in Honours programme.

  2. Two academic/ elective subjects of List A - A disadvantage of 2.5% will be applicable in the percentage if the candidate doesn’t include the subjects involved in the List A.

  • All the subjects included in the calculation of ‘Best of Four’ must have at least 70% theory component.

  • In case the subject does not have 70% theory component and 30% practical component, the marks of theory and practical shall be converted into 70% and 30% on pro rata basis.

List A





Commerce/ Business Studies

Computer Science/ Information Practices









Home Science






Physical Education


Political Science









Legal Studies

It includes the disciplines offered by Delhi University which are considered as academic/ elective subjects to the three-year undergraduate programmes for the purpose of admission. All the discipline subjects must have at least 70 percent component of theory and 30 percent component of practical. Theory component doesn’t include internal assessments or continuous evaluation.

  • For admission to B.A. (Hons.) Journalism (Hindi/ English), mass media studies will be treated as an academic subject.

  • The ‘Best of Four’ calculation for admission to B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology and BA (Hons.) Psychology will be same.

  • Admissions to BA (Hons.) Social Work will be based on ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage.

  • For admissions to BA (Hons.) Political Science, legal Studies will be treated at par with academic/elective subjects

  • Business Mathematics and Mathematics are treated as same for admissions to B.Com (Hons.) / B.Com only.

  • Admissions to BA (Hons.) in Hindi Patrakarita and BA (Hons.) in Journalism will be similar to BA (Hons.) Hindi and BA (Hons.) based on ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage.

  • Applicants must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission in B.A.Hons. in Economics.

  • Candidates must have studied and passed the language in the qualifying exam and will need to include the same for calculating in ‘Best of Four’ percentage to seek admissions to Honours in English and Hindi.

  • A candidate becomes liable to a disadvantage of 5% in ‘Best of Four subjects’, if he or she has not studied the language at the qualifying exam level and seeking admission to Honours in that language.

  • Music and Physical Education are considered as academic/ elective only for Honours in Music and Physical Education.

  • A disadvantage of a maximum of 5 percent may be imposed on the ‘Best of Four’ percentage, if there is any case of change of stream,. Moreover, the college will have to notify the actual deduction of a maximum of 5 percent on their websites and intimate the same to the University

  • If a candidate wants to enroll to honours in any language programme which he or she has studied at the qualifying exam level, an advantage of 2% over the other candidates will be offered in ‘Best of four’ subjects.

  • A disadvantage of 2.5% each in ‘Best of Four’ will be levied for admissions to B.A/ B.Com besides a disadvantage due to change in stream in case if one or more than one subjects which is not included in List A is considered for ‘Best of Four’ calculation.

  • The core language will be treated as language and elective language will be considered as academic/ elective subject if the candidate has studied both elective and core in any languages.

  • If any candidates wants admission in to BA Vocational only, related vocational subjects will be treated at par with academic/ elective subjects.

  • An advantage of upto 10% may be given in ‘Best Four’ in those colleges where MIL(Modern Indian Language) is offered as a subject to the candidates opting for Modern Indian Language (except Hindi).

  • A maximum of two vocational subjects are included for ‘Calculation of Best Four’ for admission to vocational courses.

How to Fill DU 2019 Application Form

DU Admission process 2019 begins with the online registration process. Given below is the detailed step by step procedure.

1. Registration

  • Visit to the DU 2019 Admission portal and click on ‘New Applicant Signup’ tab.

  • Candidates need to create the new user account. To do so, click on ‘New Registration’ link

  • Enter all the details in the fields marked with (*) on the ‘Create New Account’ page.

  • Candidates must note that they need to have a valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number before starting the registration process. Incase the applicants do not have an e-mail ID they are advised to create one as all the communications will be made through the e-mail ID given during the registration process.

  • Enter email ID and confirm the same.

  • Candidates need to select a security question from the drop down box given and enter a Security Answer for the same.

  • Create a password with minimum eight characters and confirm it.

  • Enter the ‘Captcha’ given after all the details are filled.

  • After entering all the details click on ‘Register’ tab towards the end of the page

  • A page carrying the candidates login credential will appear. Click on the Click here to save this information for future reference which will inturn save the details in the form of a pdf titled ‘Registration Detail.pdf’.

  • Candidates will receive a confirmation of the registration process on their email ID and registered mobile number

  • Click on the ‘Continue to homepage’ tab to continue with the application form.

2. Filling Application Form

  • After the registration process is complete click on the ‘Continue to homepage’ tab.

  • Click on the ‘Registered candidates Sign in’.

  • Candidates will now be directed to the login page where they need to enter the Username and Password created during the registration.

  • Enter the ‘Captcha’ and click on ‘Login’.

A. Personal Details

In this section of the application form the fields of name, email ID will be filled automatically.

Candidates need to enter the details in the following fields

  • Gender

  • Date of Birth

  • Aadhar Card Number

  • Nationality

  • Other Category/ Quota (Kashmiri Migrant (KM), Children/Widow of Armed Forces Personnel (CW), Person with disability (PwD) and the Ward Quota)

  • Correspondence Address

Candidates must click on the ‘Submit’ button which will direct them to a preview of the application form after entering all the above details.

Incase candidates need to make any changes they can click on the ‘edit’ button towards the end.

Incase the candidates want to continue with the application process click on the Next button towards the end.

B. Bank Details

Candidates need to give their bank account details including the Account Number and IFSC code.

Incase of a refund the money will be transferred to the given account details.

C. Academic Details

In this section candidates must enter their Class 12 examination board

  • Roll number as in the Class 12 examination Admit Card

  • Year of Passing

  • Status of Results

After entering all the details click on the submit button. A preview of this sections will be displayed. Candidates can check through all the details entered and incase of a correction click on the edit button and make the necessary changes. If there are no corrections candidates can move on to the next step by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.

D. Merit-Based Course Selection

Here candidates can select the programmes they wish to apply for. Incase candidates want to check the eligibility of the programme they can click on ‘i’. Candidates can select any number of programmes. If the candidate applying is a female they will be considered under the NCWEB (Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board) category. If a candidate is applying under the sports and ECA (Extra Curricular Activities) category they need to select ‘Yes’ under this section. Sports candidates will choose the game/sport in which they have excelled and provide all the details and certificates asked for. ECA candidates also need to choose the event in which they have excelled. Click on the submit button and click on ‘Next’ to move on to the next session

After selecting the number of programmes click on Submit to see the preview and click on Next incase there are not corrections to be made.

E. Entrance-based course selection

If the programmes the candidates wish to apply for are entrance based they can select the programmes under this section. Candidates can select as many programmes as possible.

3. Documents Upload

Candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the following documents

  • Self Attested Class X certificate/ Mark Sheet containing Date of Birth.

  • Self attested Class XII Marks Sheet (In case the Marks Sheet is not issued by the Board, the self-attested copy of the Marks Sheet downloaded from the respective Board’s website should be uploaded).

  • Self-attested copy of the valid OBC/SC/ST/PwD/KM/CW certificates if applicable

  • Self-attested copies of Sports/ECA certificates, if applicable.

  • Passport size photograph

  • Scanned image of signature

Candidates must note that they will not be allowed to pay the application fee without uploading the necessary documents. After the documents are uploaded candidates will be able to see a complete preview of the application form. Candidates can check all the details they have entered and move on to the final step of Application Fee payment

4. Application Fee Payment

Candidates need to pay the application form online as per their category. The application fee varies depending upon the social category of the candidates.The application fee is non refundable. Payment can be made online either by debit card, credit card or net banking.


UG Courses

PG Courses


Rs. 150

Rs. 500


Rs. 75

Rs. 250


Rs. 100

ECA (Extra Curricular Activities)

Rs. 100

DU Admission Process 2019 - Grade Conversion

Given below is the formula to calculate the grade point average awarded in Cambridge School Certificate/ Overseas /African G.C.E./ Malayalam / Examination School Certificate Examination and / or 12th Grade Examination of American Embassy School, New Delhi along with the percentage of marks as are awarded in the Higher Secondary Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, for the purpose of admission to different Programmes in the University of Delhi is given below.

DU 2019 Admission Process - Grade Conversion into Percentage


Minimum Percentage


Mean Resultant Percentage































DU Admission Process 2019 - Cambridge Grade to Marks scheme


Percentage Uniform Mark Range

Cambridge Grade As

Percentage Uniform Mark Range


90-100 (Midpoint 95)




80-89 (Midpoint 85)


80-100 (Midpoint 90)


70-79 (Midpoint 75)


70-79 (Midpoint 75)


60-69 (Midpoint 65)


60-69 (Midpoint 65)


50-59 (Midpoint 55)


50-59 (Midpoint 55)


40-49 (Midpoint 45)


40-49 (Midpoint 45)

DU 2019 Admission Process - IB Grade to Marks scheme


Indian Equivalent Marks



Midpoint 98



Midpoint 89



Midpoint 76



Midpoint 62.5



Midpoint 48



Midpoint 30.5



Midpoint 10.5

DU Admission Process 2019 - Cutoff

The University of Delhi release multiple cut off for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes each year. Delhi University start releasing cut off from the month of June until all the seats are not filled. The cut off for undergraduate programmes is based on the ‘Best of Four’ marks entered by the candidates in the application form. The cut off for the postgraduate programmes depend upon the marks obtained in the entrance examination. The cutoffs for different programmes depends upon the number of vacant seats, previous year cut off trends, number of applicants, etc. Candidates who qualify the cutoff are supposed to attend the document verification process along with all the relevant documents required. The dates for the document verification will be mentioned by the colleges when they release the individual cutoff lists.

What to do After Release of DU Cut off

  • Candidates are required to download the admission application form after the cutoffs are declared. To do so, they need to login on the admission portal to select the course and college. Before making any selection, candidates must check if they satisfy the cut-off of the different programme.

  • Given below are the documents that a candidate must carry with them after the selection of the course for the purpose of verification.

1. Class 10 Board Examination Certificate

2. Class 10 mark sheet

3. Class 12 mark sheet

4. Class 12 provisional certificate/ original certificate

5. Conduct certificate

6. Category (SC/ST/PwD/CW (Children or Widows of Armed Forces/ KM) certificate (If applicable)

7. OBC (non- creamy layer) certificate (If applicable)

8. Transfer certificates

9. Migration certificate from

10.Two passport size self-attested photographs

After the successful verification of the documents, candidates need to again visit to the admission portal and pay the admission fee online to complete the admission process.

If a candidate wants to change his or her selection of college or course, following steps are to be followed:

  • Cancel the admission claim online and pay the requisite admission cancellation/ withdrawal fee.

  • Take a printout of the receipt of withdrawal/ cancellation fee.

  • Withdraw the original certificates by submitting the same receipt to the previously selected college.

  • Follow the process of selecting college and course again. Candidate need to pay only the balance fee in the subsequent admission. Any extra amount paid by the student will be refunded to the bank account of the candidate after the last date of admission.

List of DU Affiliated Colleges

The university has total 82 affiliated colleges conducting various UG and PG courses in North Campus, South Campus, West Campus, East Campus, Central Campus and Dhaula Kuan Campus. All the colleges of the university have a common application form of admission except for St Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College.

North Campus Colleges of DU

  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya

  • Hindu College

  • Hansraj College

  • Daulat Ram college

  • Indraprastha College for Women

  • Miranda House

  • Ramjas College

  • Sri Ram College of Commerce

  • St. Stephen’s College

  • Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College

  • Swami Shraddhanand College

  • Kirori Mal College

South Campus Colleges of DU

  • Gargi College

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women

  • Kamala Nehru College

  • College of Vocational Studies

  • Ram Lal Anand College

  • Sri Aurobindo College

  • Sri Aurobindo College (Evening)

  • Rajdhani College

  • Dyal Singh College

  • Dyal Singh College (Evening)

  • Deshbandhu College

  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening)

  • Ramanujan College

  • Institute of Home Economics

  • P.G.D.A.V College

  • P.G.D.A.V College(Evening)

  • Acharya Narendra Dev College

West Campus Colleges of DU

  • Kalindi College

  • Lakshmibai College

  • Keshav Mahavidyalaya

  • Bharati College

  • Bhagini Nivedita College

  • Janki Devi Memorial College

  • Shivaji College

  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College

  • Rajdhani College

  • Satyawati College

  • Satyawati College (Evening)

  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences

  • Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science

Dhaula Kuan Campus Colleges of DU

  • Jesus & Mary College

  • Ram Lal Anand College

  • Aryabhatta College

  • Motilal Nehru College

  • Motilal Nehru College (Evening)

  • Sri Venkateswara College

  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

  • Maitreyi College

  • Delhi College of Arts & Commerce

Central Campus Colleges of DU

  • Mata Sundri College for Women

  • Lady Irwin College

  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College

  • Zakir Husain Delhi College

  • Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening)

  • College of Arts

East Campus Colleges of DU

  • Shyam Lal College

  • Shyam Lal College (Evening)

  • Vivekananda College

  • Maharaja Agrasen College

  • Maharishi Valmiki College of Education

  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women

  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College

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If I want to get admission in BSC honours in mathematics in Delhi University on the basis of percentage scored in class 12th , then what all subjects can I register for the calculation of percentage to be written in Merit list ? Can I register with Mathematics, computer and chemistry ?

Apurv 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Anurag, Yes these three subjects are fine but you need to add one more subject in order to complete the best of four percentage. The rule is that you need one subject related to the course you are applying for, one language course(most of the students have english) and other two courses you can select as any two subjects with maximum marks.


Can I get admission in Delhi University for doing B.Tech on the basis of percentage scored in class 12th or it is compulsory to give entrance examination ?

Apurv 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Anurag, No, you can't get admission in BTech course only on the basis of 12th class marks. Giving the entrance test is compulsory. Giving entrance test is compulsory for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - FIA
  • B.A. (Hons) - Business Economics
  • B. Tech. - (IT&M)
  • B.A. (Hons) - Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Bachelors of Elementary Education (B.El. Ed.)
  • B.Sc. in Physical Education, Health Education & Sports
  • B.A. (Hons) – MMC
  • B.A. (Hons) – Music

Presently , Im in class 12th with Maths Stream. I have scored 81% in class 10th from ICSE board. Now what should I do after class 12th if I dont want to apply for JEE. What should be my preferences in getting admission in a good government college for doing B.Tech especially in Delhi University ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

If you are aiming for doing Btech, then your only choice is to give JEE exam as it is the only option you have. So I suggest you should fill up the form for JEE. It is going to be conducted in January 22, 2019. The next attempt will be in April, 2020. The complete details are here:


If you are aiming for some other course, do let me know in the comments. I'll help you out.

Thank you.


du mea Direct admission ho sakta hai

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

There are hundreds of college that comes under DU.
There is different eligiblity criteria for different colleges.To get admission in top colleges of DU like SRCC, St. Stephens college, hansraj college,Miranda house, hindu college etc you can get direct admission but you will have to score 95 and above percentage in your 12th board examination.
If you are general category then aim for above 97%.

I hope this helps.


How much time does it usually takes to transfer fee from Du wallet section to bank account??

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

It depends in various circumstance but in general the standard time in which you would be able to get the money in you account is 7-14 days.

I hope this helps.
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