Delhi University Admissions 2012

Updated on: Feb 14, 2013
IF you have had witnessed your seniors, brothers, sisters, who were seeking admission into Delhi University (DU), running around colleges, filling up Common Admission Forms, marking colleges for admission, this is history now. A new process for admission has been implemented by Delhi University (DU) from 2011. The highlight of the change in the admission process is the Doing Away With The Common Admission Forms.


The Delhi University First Cut Off Admission Dates are 26th, 27th, 28th June, 2012. SC, ST candidates can collect slips from Faculty of Arts, North Campus. PH Candidates can collect slips from Conference Centre, Opposite Botany Department, North Campus.

Eligible candidates who meet the requirements of the Second Admission Cut Off List 2012 are required to complete their admission formalities at the concerned colleges from June 29, 2012 to July 02, 2012.

Time for Admission:
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for Morning Colleges
  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Evening Colleges

For Admission & Registration Schedule for PH (PWD) candidates, Click Here. 

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Delhi University
 will soon make the admission forms available for academic session 2012. The aspirants can start applying for admission to Delhi University from June 4 to 18. DU has decided for the first time to give out the Centralized Online Application forms and Over the Counter forms. The online forms can be accessed on DU official website, while the physical forms will be available at around 12 post offices across the city and at 10 designated colleges. The cost of the form has been doubled to Rs. 100 this year. It is probable that the first cutoff will be declared on June 26, 2012 while the last cut off is scheduled for July 10, 2012  with the new session beginning on July 23, 2012. Five cutoffs are likely to be prepared this time.

No Common Pre-Admission Forms (Centralized or Individual)

Therewill be no pre-admission or OMR forms from the year 2011. The DelhiUniversity has decided to scrap these forms completely at bothuniversity and college level. No students are required to fill anypre-admission forms in any format (Physical or online). However, if forthe purpose of student profiling, any college wishes to registerstudents online, this may be done keeping the following points in mind.

a) No students shall be denied admission if he/she has not filled the online college student profile forms.
b) Filling up the online students profile form is purely optional.
c) No charges shall be collected from the students for filling up the online college students profile form.
d) All students who meet the cut-off criteria shall be admitted.

Onreceiving the cut off marks from the various colleges, the Universityshall collate these and notify them through print and electronic mediaas per the schedule. The cut-offs will also be uploaded on theUniversity website. This time the University may declare up to fivecut-off lists.

The system of changing colleges remains the samei.e. in case a student takes admission in College A in the first listand thereafter secures admission into College B in the second orsubsequent list, he/she is free to change the college. The college mustpromptly return the documents to the student and the whole processshould not take more than 24 hours. The fees from the former collegewill be refunded.

CATE 2012 will give you all the details of CATE


DU Cut Off Lists For Admissions 2012-2013

 Cut Off List     
 Dates for Cut Off list 
 Admission Dates

First Cut Of List      

June 26

June 26- June 28

Second Cut Off List     

June 29

June 29 - July 02

Third Cut Off list      

July 03

July 03 – July 05

Fourth Cut Off list       

July 06

July 06 - July 09

Fifth Cut Off List     

July 10  

July 10 - July 12

How will the Cut-Off Lists 2012 be prepared?

As has been thepractice in previous years, the college shall determine the cut-offmarks on the basis of the past admissions, related experience and theclass IX result of the School Boards. The colleges shall convey to the University the cut off marks for the various courses (for the Generaland OBC categories), as per the schedule announced by the University.The office of Dean Students Welfare shall send the informationregarding the results of various school boards to the colleges.

Quota Based Entry in DU (2012-2013)


 SC/ST Category

PH Category

 Issue and receipt of registration forms June 04, 2012 to June 18, 2012 from 9:30 am to 2 pm June 04, 2012 to June 18, 2012 from 9:30 am to 2 pm
 First List June 26, 2012 at 10 pm June 26, 2012 at 10 am    
 Provisional admission slips (First List) June  26 to June 28 from 10 am to 1pm June  26 to June 28 from 10 am to 1pm   
 Payment of Fees (First List) June 26 to June 28 from 10 am to 1pm (Evening colleges as per their time) June 26 to June 28 from 10 am to 1 pm (Evening colleges as per their time)    
 List of available seats and issue and receipt of new option form (only for those who were allotted colleges in the first list, but are opting for change)
 June 30, 2012 from 10 am to 1pm ---
 Second List July 03, 2012 at 10 am July 03, 2012 at 10 am  
 Provisional admission slips (Second List) July 03 to July 05 from 10 am to 1 pm July 03 to July 05 from 10 am to 1 pm
 Payment of Fees (Second List) July 03 to July 05 from 10 am to 1 pm (Evening colleges as per their time) July 03 to July 05 from 10 am to 1 pm (Evening colleges as per their time)    

Other Important Dates For DU Admission 2012-2013

  • Last date of admission (before conversion of OBC seats) July
  • Notification for OBC seats by the colleges – July
  • Last Date of admission for converted seats – July
  • Last Date of admission after VC condones it August 31
  • For evening colleges, fee should be deposited between 4pm and 7pm
  • New academic session starts from July
  • In the morning shift colleges will conduct admission from 9am to 1 pm
Colleges will have to follow the policy of - Admit All Eligible Students!

All students who have scored the required marks and meet the announced cut-off criteria shall be admitted in the college. The system of First-Come-First-Serve now stands Null & Void! The students will need to report the college of his/her choice for admission within the stipulated period, just after the declaration of the cut off lists by the University.

The student may at this stage required to fill the college admission form and the University enrollment form and the student should then get his/her documents verified and pay the admission fees. The process of announcement of Cut Off Lists will begin in June second week. ALSO, colleges are now allowed to publish upto 5 cut-off lists, as opposed to the earlier system of publication of maximum 4 cut-off lists. Colleges will not be allowed to put riders like minimum marks in a subject as prerequisite.

Pros & Cons Of The New Admission System At DU!

  • The new system will push up the First Cut Off List percentage. However, with the option of the Fifth List as well, students will not suffer much.
  • The process has been simplified with a view to reduce the effort and time being consumed in the entire admission process. Students will get more time to concentrate on alternative rather than filling up forms.
  • THE SAGA OF ADMISSION PROCESS now wears a changed look. Students associated DU with Common Admission Forms. You're gonna miss that!

Other Important Information

  1. If you have passed the Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any other 10+ 2 standard examinations and aspire to take admission in the under graduate and Post Graduate courses of the colleges and faculty departments under Delhi University, you will get all information on admission scenario, academic session, eligibility for the courses, reservation scheme, documents required for admission and important dates of Delhi University.

  2. The ‘additional eligibility criteria’ of each college (such as additional subject requirement and percentage deduction/ relaxation in the various courses) along with their justification are to be supplied to the Dean, Students Welfare Office, so that it can be compiled and published in the University Information Bulletin. The ‘additional eligibility criteria’ along with their justification shall also be displayed on the University website along with the cut off marks for various courses. Hence the ‘additional eligibility criteria’ should be kept to the minimum possible and the rationale justification for each of the criterion adopted, should be clearly spelt out to satisfy the requirement of transparency and public scrutiny.

  3. The ‘additional eligibility criteria’ between the first cut off list and any subsequent cut off list should remain the same and hence no college shall be permitted to change the same.

  4. ‘Open Days’ will be organized by the University in order to provide information on various admission related aspects and also to answer any queries, put forward by the students. The University will also be introducing the e-Open Days (24x7), which can be viewed by students anywhere just by logging on to the University website. The University shall also run telephonic help lines for the students. Moreover, the colleges are free to organize open days at their end and to set up help lines and web based assistance

General Information

Age Limit: For admission to under graduate courses there is no minimum age bar. But in the professional courses, which are regulated by regulatory bodies like MCI, AICTE, etc, you are needed to fulfill the prescribed minimum age limit criteria.

If your application for admission to the under graduate courses under the Delhi University belongs to any of the categories, such as, Examining bodies of Boards or Association of Indian University or University Grants Commission or Ministry of Human Resource Development then it will be considered by the respective college or department in terms of various recommendations which are as follows:

If you have obtained a degree from any of the university, which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or University Grants Commission or Ministry of Human Resource Development or if your degree is recognized by any bilateral agreement, which is considered equivalent to corresponding degrees of DU, the respective admission committee will consider it accordingly for further evolvement procedure.

If you have passed the qualifying examination from any other Board, which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or Central Board of Education, you will get equal value for getting admission to the Senior School Certificate of Central Board.

If you have passed different school examination of foreign universities or Boards and if they are recognized by the Equivalence Committee, then you will be considered equally competent for taking admission in the undergraduate level.

Document Required

  • Character and migration certificates from the institution last attended
  • Certificate of date of birth (normally the secondary school certificate)
  • Subject-wise mark-sheet of the last public examination
  • SC/ST certificate where applicable
  • Certificate of having passed the lower Hindi test (if exemption from compulsory test in Hindi is sought)
  • Medical fitness and participation certificates for admissions on the basis of sports and extra-curricular activities
  • Three copies of a recent passport-size photograph
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