DU Open Days: 'Fuchaas' explore DU and admission details
Bedasree Das, 03 Jun 2014, #DU

With Delhi University Admission Procedure starting from June 2 2014, Delhi University appointed officials are conducting special sessions-‘Open days’ to help students get valuable information regarding their queries related to DU admissions. DU Open Days: 'Fuchaas' explore DU and admission details looks into thelatest happenings at one of the best universities in India.

How many rounds of counseling will be there for DU admissions 2014? What is the total number of seats in DU?  What is the Uniform Eligibility Criteria all about? Which is the most sought after programme across DU colleges? How many colleges in DU have hostel facility? What are the 'Fuchaas' exploring in DU?

“Everything you wanted to know about DU admissions is here. Predict your college, get latest updates, trends and insights on DU admissions. Click Here

All such questions related to Delhi University get addressed in the Open Days which will continue till May 30th 2014 at the Conference Centre-North Delhi and SP Jain Centre-South Delhi; from 10a.m to 1p.m.

The DU Open Daysconducted by Delhi University is a platform for all fresh undergraduate applicants to gather information about the newly introduced DU Admission Procedure, DU Important Dates, DU Admission Eligibility Criteria and other such queries.

Besides valuable information, the students while attending these sessions also get many other interesting insights on this historic University along with an opportunity to interact with their peers from different parts of the city.

Large numbers at Open Days:

On each ‘Open Days’ session, the University campus witnesses a large number of keen and enthusiastic DU admission aspirants. In addition to students, many parents also accompany their wards to this open discussion platform to get information and talk directly to the officials.

“Each day there is a slight increase in the number of students attending Open Days session at the venue. They ask anything and we bring them all information related to their query,” said a university official, who attended student’s queries at South Centre during the third day of the open days.

The Open Days, which is being held in a 10-day window between May 21st 2014 till May 30th 2014 at the two Centres is a must attend for all the Delhi University aspirants. Whether a student wants to pursue Science, Commerce or Arts/Humanities course, officials explain the details of each course and its procedure to the students present.

 All about Newly Introduced-Uniform Eligibility Criteria:

According to officials at Open Days, the Delhi University has introduced Uniform Eligibility Criteria for admissions to all the courses. With a new procedure introduced, students and parents who are unaware of the exact process can ask questions based upon their doubts and learn how a student must calculate the marks and eligibility criteria for admission to their preferred courses.

Uniform Eligibility Criteria is a process, which gives liberty to all DU Undergraduates aspirants, to apply and get admission to courses, which they have not studied in class 12th. For instance, if a Humanities student wants to study economics in graduation, he must calculate the best of four subject score and deduct 2% from the total.



“The new procedure brings advantage to students, as they get an opportunity to take admission to a course or subject they are interested in, rather studying the same which they use to in the schools,” says Amit, who attended the Open Days session on May 23rd 2014.

The Open Days sessions explain each of the procedure in a very easy and detailed manner, so that no student or parents are left confused. After the explanation, stream wise sessions are held in different rooms for broad discussion and interactions. With Open Days still in process, student must attend a session to gain a better understanding of this new process.

Feel the DU campus and trends:

The DU Open Days are not only a platform for fresher’s to get insights on DU admissions, but it also brings them an opportunity to get a feel of the magnificent DU Life. They get to know interesting facts about the University by interacting with the officials and current students and volunteers.

Besides this, the students also come to know about the latest trends and moods of their peer group through the interaction that they have during campus visit. It is Important to attend the Open Days as they would give you an opportunity to discover and discuss the latest trends buzzing among the so-called soon-to-be ‘Fucchas’ of the Delhi University. With fresh and vibrant colors, students were seen appreciating new fashion trends, sharing style tips and plans for the Big-first Day of the college.

“It is great to be here, we are actually observing students around, the way they organize, dress up and discuss on various topics. It is really cool to be here and learn so much,” says an aspirant who visited the University campus for the first time in her life.

Another Undergraduate aspirant who loves his newfound freedom from the dress code felt very excited about the fact that he will not have to wear a uniform while attending the college classes.

The environment created by the students here is almost similar to that of the first weeks of University colleges, it impresses you, informs you and makes you happy and encouraging towards Delhi University more. Therefore, if you too are an undergraduate applicant of Delhi University, Open Days will surely turn out as a happening place to wear styled outfits, do show-off and get informed about all doubts in special sessions conducted for each streams.

 DU Courses and Reservations:

Till the third day, it was observed that most of the students are seeking information on the Delhi University Reservation Quota, DU Sports Quota, Cut-off etc.

Addressing to reservation queries, Prof. Umesh Rai (Director, UDSC) says, “DU has introduced new process which is a sure advantage for students. As a central university DU has 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC, 5% Sports Quota and 3% PWD reservation.”

Clarifying a doubt of an Army personnel about Defense quota, it was explained that 5% is reserved under defense quota, which includes War widows, war children’s, war disabled and Gallantry award winners only. The University officials specified that no quota is specially reserved for Defense personnel’s.

Delhi university offers a total of 50 courses to be taught in eight semesters of the 4YUP. These 50 courses comprise Foundation Courses, Discipline Courses (I), Discipline Courses (II), Applied Courses and Cultural Activities.

Students have to study 12 papers in Foundation Course, 20 in Discipline Courses (I), six in Discipline Courses (II), four in Applied Courses and eight in Cultural Activities.

Open days ahead!

The Open days sessions have been hosted at different campuses so as it is convenient to the students to opt for a campus nearby.


When asked to the students about their experience on Open Days, Tanvi who is aspiring to apply for B.Com (Hons) said that it was great to be part of this discussion as her doubts about the course; its required marks and admission procedure were answered directly by the University officers. She also looks forward to attend one more session of the Open Days.


Parents who visit the Open Days are also usually satisfied with official responses. “I am happy that me and my son came here. We were very confused about the entire procedure, but our doubts are all cleared now,” said Suresh Soni, who came from Dwarka to the Open Day centre.

As many as 65 colleges are affiliated to the University of Delhi. At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes spread around Delhi.

One of the largest universities of India, DU has nearly 1,32,435 regular students (UG-1,14,494 and PG-17,941) and 2,61,169 students (UG-2,58,831 and PG-2,338) in School of Open Learning education programme.

Applications Open Now

Manipal MSc Nursing Admissions 2020
Manipal MSc Nursing Admission...
Manipal BCom Admissions 2020
Manipal BCom Admissions 2020
UPES B.Sc Admissions 2020
UPES B.Sc Admissions 2020
View All Application Forms

More like DU

Questions related to DU

Showing 9461 out of 9461 Questions

What is the qualifications for M.A. in Political Science at Delhi University?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
DU provides admission in M.A political science on both merit and entrance basis. To be eligible for admissions on merit basis , candidates need to have  B.A. (Hons) Political Science from DU and 60% or above marks or equivalent grade while to be eligible for admission on entrance basis , candidates having  B.A. program / B.A. (Hons) / B.A. Pass from the University of Delhi or any other Universities recognized as equivalent to DU are eligible and 50% marks in aggregate is required.  Ti have more and detailed information go through :- https://university.careers360.com/articles/du-pg-eligibility-criteria


sir.. Next year i am interest to join Dheli university.. How to get admission in university

Ashish pal Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

You have not clearly mentioned whether for UG or PG and which course you are interested in.

As of now admission in DU is on merit list basis first you should know past years cutoff and then prepare hard and score good marks in board exams so that you can easily get a seat in DU .

Hope it helps you.

Good luck.


does du PG enterence exam contains interview also?

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
No there is no interview in pg exam .
On basic of marks I lu you will get the college.
Good luck

I have completed my BSc with mathematical sciences (G), from DU two years back.. Can I apply for MA philosophy or MA politics

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Eligibility Criteria - M.A. Philosophy (entrance and merit based)

Masters in Philosophy (entrance)
B.A. from a recognized University of India
50% marks or above or equivalent grade

Masters in Philosophy (merit)
B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy from DU
50% marks or above or equivalent grade

Eligibility Criteria - M.A. Political Science (entrance and merit based)

Masters in Political Science (entrance)
B.A. program / B.A. (Hons) / B.A. Pass from the University of Delhi or any other Universities recognized as equivalent to DU
50% marks in aggregate
Graduate from (Science/commerce/Engineering) from DU or any other
Universities recognized as equivalent to DU.
60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade

Masters in Political Science (merit based)
B.A. (Hons) Political Science from DU


I hope this helps

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.

The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books