DU warns newspapers over publishing fake news
None, 11 Jun 2014, #DU

Delhi University
has warned newspapers over publishing fake news, using factually incorrect information about the University. The central university took exception to the newspaper reports which carried unverified and unauthentic content about DU Admissions and other aspect of the University.

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In a letter dated May 15, 2014, to the editor of leading newspaper The Times of India, AK Prakash, Deputy Registrar, School of Open Learning, DU, said, “The news article published by you today ‘The admission process of School of Open Learning (SoL) starts from May 27, 2014’ is factually incorrect and appears to be based on disinformation. I shall be grateful if this rejoinder is suitably published.”


SoL admissions have been deferred after University Grants Commission raised objection to DU offering dual degrees-four-year-undergraduate programmes in colleges and three-year courses in SoL.


This was not the first time Delhi University warned the newspapers against misleading people by misquoting the University officials in their news articles. In many other previous incidents of this year, DU officials have alleged that the news media is misguiding students and parents by delivering fake news for filling their space on print and web platforms.

On May 10, a report titled ‘Delhi University's management studies to have no entrance test’ was also misleading and lacked official quote. When Careers360 confirmed with the university, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean, Students Welfare mentioned, “It would be too early to comment about the cancellation of the exam. An Ad hoc Committee has proposed the cancellation of the exam but it is too early to make such an announcement.”


Earlier on May 1, in letters to various newspapers including Asian Age and Statesman, DU Registrar Alka Sharma slammed their act of publishing news articles titled “DU diverted OBC expansion funds to buy 62,000 laptops”, “DU diverted OBC expansion funds to buy laptops” and “Laptop row: DU teachers’ body seeks Central probe.” The official termed this as a disconcerting attempt to misinform the public and defame the University on the subject.

Click here for DU notice to Asian Age

Click here for DU notice to The Satesman


Earlier this year in February, the University officials sent threatening letters to the editors of The Times of India and The Hindu for allegedly delivering “prejudiced and unverified” news reports of Delhi University Teachers’ Association’s protest against four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

Click here for DU notice to TOI


DU termed the news articles, titled “FYUP protest at DU Fest” and “DUTA’s protest against Antardhwani’s propaganda,” as biased and unverified reports. In the letters dated February 15, 2014, Registrar Alka Sharma said, “You (editors) are requested to note our concern without prejudice to any other action the University may contemplate.”

Delhi University introduced FYUP in 2013 for its undergraduate courses, replacing the earlier three-year programme.

Amid these controversies and criticism, 2014 admission process in the renowned University is beginning from June 2. The central university will be inviting a common OMR application form for admissions to 54,000 seats in 65 colleges. The last date for applications is June 16.

DU is likely to continue with 10 or more cut off lists under its 2014 undergraduate admission process which is scheduled to begin from June 2.

The University is scheduled to release the list of first 10 cut-offs in a window of 30 days beginning June 24. According to University officials, the dates of the release of DU’s 10 cut off lists are June 24, June 27, July 1, July 4, July 8, July 11, July 14, July 16, July 18 and July 21 respectively.


Delhi University is also conducting open day sessions to address queries of the prospective students and their parents regarding undergraduate admissions since May 21. The Open Days will continue till May 30.

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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.
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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


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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.

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