- 1 Delhi University Admission 2023
- 2 Seat Allocation Process
- 3 Registration for DU in 6 Easy Steps
Delhi University Admission 2023
Delhi University has initiated the registration process for 71,000 undergraduate seats for the upcoming academic session 2023-24. To streamline the admission procedure, the university will evaluate candidates based on the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). The CUET examination will be held until June 17, and the admission process will take place in July after the results are announced. The new session at Delhi University is scheduled to commence on August 16, coinciding with the beginning of classes in affiliated colleges. In a recent development, the DU Vice Chancellor launched the UG Regular, SOL, and NCWeb portals, providing students with convenient access to the registration portal (admission.uod.ac.in) for enrollment.
Admission to Delhi University (DU) for the academic year 2023 requires registration in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and the Common Seat Allocation System. However, if a student has not appeared for the CUET, they still have the option to register for DU. The Vice Chancellor of DU, Prof. Yogesh Singh, stated that this year, admissions will be conducted for approximately 71,000 seats across 78 undergraduate programs and 198 combinations of BA programs offered by 68 colleges, institutes, and centers affiliated with DU. With a total of 1,553 course combinations available, the CUET score, administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) nationwide, will serve as the basis for admission to DU, similar to the previous year. Prof. Singh further shared that there has been significant interest, with 1.30 thousand students expressing their preference for B.Com Honors and 126,239 students indicating their interest in B.Com in the CUET UG form.
In the first round of admissions, Delhi University (DU) plans to allocate 20% more seats for General, OBC, and EWS categories, while 30% more seats will be allotted for SC and ST categories. This approach aims to prevent seats from remaining vacant after the first round and maintain a balanced distribution. However, in certain colleges such as SRCC, where the withdrawal rate is less than 5% and students do not typically withdraw admission to switch colleges, there will be an additional 10% (for General, EWS, OBC – non-creamy layer) and 15% more admissions. In other colleges, approximately 20% to 25% more admissions may take place, which can pose challenges for the colleges to accommodate. Admissions will be conducted based on merit in the ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities) category and combined sports merit. Both categories combined offer around 3,500 seats for aspiring students.
According to Prof. Haneet Gandhi, the Dean of Admissions at Delhi University (DU), the university’s admission process will be conducted online through the Common Seat Allocation System 2023 (CSAS). CSAS will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase already underway. In this initial phase, students are required to provide their basic information through the online form. Link to the official website.
The second phase of the admission process will commence following the announcement of the CUET results. Dr. Haneet stated that after the CUET result, the second phase will begin, during which students will have the opportunity to select their preferred colleges and courses based on their eligibility and preferences. Subsequently, students will be assigned a simulated rank, and rounds will be conducted for seat allotment and admission. It is advisable for students to fill in multiple combinations to increase their chances of securing admission. Dr. Haneet also emphasized the importance of students starting to shortlist their preferences by referring to the information bulletin, as it will greatly assist them in the future.
Seat Allocation Process
Once a student is offered a seat, they have the option to accept that particular seat. Upon acceptance, the college will approve the selection, and the student can proceed with the admission process by paying the required fees. Failure to accept the seat will result in the student being excluded from the system.
Candidates who desire admission to a different college can choose the “Upgrade” option. By selecting this option, students can rearrange their preferences and submit them for consideration in the subsequent round, depending on seat availability. If a seat is allotted through the upgrade process, the candidate will have the option to further upgrade by clicking the “Submit” button. The candidate must then accept the upgraded seat and complete the admission process. If a student does not take any action, it will be treated as a cancellation, and the candidate will be excluded from the seat allocation system. If a student chooses not to upgrade, their previous seat will remain confirmed.
Freezing the Seat
A student who has already taken admission and intends to continue with it must “Freeze” their seat from their dashboard. Once the seat is frozen, the student will no longer have the option to upgrade to a different seat.
Tiebreakers for Equal Scores
In the event of a tie, the percentage of total marks obtained in the top three subjects of the Class 12th examination will be considered. If a tie still persists, the score of the best four subjects will be taken into account. If the tie persists further, the score of the best five subjects will be considered. In the rare case of scores still being equal, the age of the candidates will be taken into consideration.
Mid-Entry for Unregistered Students
If, for any reason, a student has not been able to register for CSAS-2023, Delhi University will provide a mid-entry option similar to the previous year. Such students can participate by paying a mid-entry fee of Rs 1000. However, by that time, many options may have already been filled.
Registration for DU in 6 Easy Steps
The admission process for Delhi University has been divided into three phases, with the first phase already underway. Understanding each phase in a simplified manner is crucial to avoid confusion. University officials emphasize that the first phase is a simple registration process, where students need to upload their personal information and documents. The admission branch advises students to complete the first phase by filling out the application form on the admission portal (admission.uod.ac.in). The second phase will commence after the declaration of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) results, during which students will have the opportunity to choose their preferred courses and colleges. In the third phase, seats will be allocated to students in the respective colleges.
To initiate the admission process, students must first register in the Common Seat Allocation System 2023 (CSAS 2023) by providing their CUET application number and date of birth. Both CUET and CSAS 2023 registrations are mandatory for admission to Delhi University. The registration process consists of the following six steps:
Fill in the personal section of the form, including name, photo, and signature, which will be automatically uploaded from the CUET form. Editing this section is not possible. Additionally, students need to provide their parents’ names, category, gender, email ID, and mobile number.
Fill in the academic section by entering the subject-wise marks obtained in the Class 12th examination. If theory and practical marks are not specified separately, students should enter the theory marks and put 0 for the practical marks.
This step is for those applying for additional seats under the DU sports quota or ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities). Students must select their respective sports category, such as football, cricket, or baseball, and upload self-attested copies of three merit/participation certificates.
Upload all the required documents and certificates, including Class 10, Class 12, ACC/ACT/OBC-NCL/EWS/Minority/CW/Kashmiri Migrant/PWBD certificates.
Preview the registration form and make any necessary improvements. Once the form is submitted, no further changes will be allowed.
The final step involves submitting the form by paying the registration fee. A payment gateway link will be provided on the student’s dashboard, offering options for payment through net banking, debit card, credit card, or UPI.
Note: Failure to submit the registration fee will result in the application not being considered, and a seat will not be allocated.