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Resmi Jaimon, 08 Jul 2014, #DU

An advisory desk is set up to address the concerns of North East students during Delhi University admissions

Antara Choudhury travelled all the way from Shillong to Bangalore to pursue an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Pharmacy. Post-marriage she changed locations to pursue her dream career as a lecturer in HS College of Pharmacy (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science) in Karnataka and Roorkee College of Pharmacy (Uttarakhand Technical University), Uttarakhand. 

Manjulika Pramod qualified in more than one entrance exam but the major challenge that she faced was finding a seat in her choice of branch during counselling. While her primary choice of Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University) offered her a seat in Civil engineering, her eyes were set on the Electronics and Communications stream. So, Manjulika was forced to travel outside her home state Delhi, to pursue the course of her choice. Just like Antara and Manjulika, moving to a university in a new city or town for the purpose of higher education is on the cards for a major share of Indian students, today. It is the course and the best university that ultimately matters, and parents too are willing to let their wards go and pursue their dreams. However, these transitions may not be the easiest ones.

An advisory desk is set up to address the concerns of North East students during Delhi University admissions
Students from various parts of the country who move out of their homes to study at a choice destination have to clear a number of hurdles before getting admission

Cultural coping and flexibility

Shuchi Kalra moved to Hyderabad, to attend the Bausch and Lomb School of Optomtery because it is internationally acclaimed, and a top optometry school in India. “Coming from the heartland of North India, South India was a drastic change but if you keep an open mind and are respectful of local customs and language, people will welcome you with open arms and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Embrace the differences and don’t be too rigid when it comes to food, lifestyle and attire,” she shares. When you move states, cultural differences will occur. If you have not moved around much during school days, it’s best to be prepared by doing your research. This experience may set the stage to mix with people from different cultures, especially since travelling globally during your studies and for work is a possibility at a later stage. 


Hostel and living arrangement

Since you are going to live away from your house, confirm if the hostel faculties are up to the mark and offer at least the basic amenities and a hygienic environment. There is always a possibility that you may not get hostel accommodation due to lack of space, in which case be prepared to seek out paying guest options, or share an independent accommodation with your classmates. Additionally, identify basic facilities like post offices, banks and stationery shops near the university.


List of certificates

Certificates play a crucial role when you are ready to join a new University. Here is a list of certificates required when you choose to change your University in a different State.

  • Class 12/Degree certificate

  • Transfer Certificate

  • Birth Certificate/Matric certificate

  • Anti-Ragging affidavit (mandatory or all students as per UGC norms){Generally provided by the institution}

  • Get a bonafide certificate from the Head of the institution immediately after joining regarding an address proof as it will help you in getting a new SIM or phone connection.

Antara ChoudharyAntara Choudhary
Pharmaceuticals Professional 

Carry all relevant documents like as it might not be possible always to go back frequently to your hometown. Keep scanned copies of certificates in your mailbox for ready reference

qualified optometrist

Coming from the North Indian heartland, South India was a drastic change. But if you keep an open mind and are respectful of local customs, people will welcome you with open arms


The universities have to be recognized by Government bodies like UGC/AICTE/PCI or other relevant agencies. The websites of these Government agencies have a list, which conveys whether a University/course is recognized by the Government of India.


Research and choose well

Today, with Internet access, university and college websites provide detailed information, making it just a little easier to find universities that impart the course of your liking. You can also look at discussion forums, and student and alumni groups online, where you can choose to discuss the course, and the pros and cons of the university before taking final decisions. Do not be swayed by the offer of free laptops and other freebies. Explore the possibility of scholarships, and do your due diligence when opting for a twinning programme where students  spend a portion of the programme in India, and a portion at a university abroad. One aspect to consider is the possibility of being employed in the city or state of the university you are moving, too. This is not always possibility, however, it is an aspect worth considering, based on the industries that are doing well in that particular state.   


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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
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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

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
First off all du is the government University as well as reputed University ,
And in du admission on basic of either compitive exam else 12th % so there is no direct admission possible in du .
If you have Secord good marks automatically you will.get the admission.
Good luck
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