Delhi University Admissions – Record Number of Registrations, 95%+ Scores Expected to Keep Cut-Offs High

Delhi University (DU) has received a record number of student registrations this year, increasing the chances of a high cut off. A total of 4,38,696 candidates have submitted their applications for around 70,000 seats across 63 colleges affiliated to DU. The highest number of candidates who have registered for undergraduate courses at DU this year are from CBSE (2,29,264 students).

According to the state wise data, the greatest number of applicants who have applied for various bachelors’ courses for the upcoming academic year in DU belong to Delhi (1,15,928), followed by Uttar Pradesh (55,617), Haryana (37,743), Bihar (16,704), and Rajasthan (11,562).Β 

Another reason why the DU cut-off will remain high this year is a jump in the number of students scoring 95% and above scores in board exams this year.Β 

Note: The first cut-off list for Delhi University admissions 2021 is expected to release by October 1, 2021.Β 

Delhi University Admissions 2021 – Reasons Behind High Registration Numbers

The number of registrations recorded for DU admissions this year is double the number that the university receives every year. The two prominent reasons being cited behind this are – 

  • The β€˜all-pass’ policy that has been followed by most boards this year, due to the pandemic, which has led to a record number of students passing Class 12.Β 
  • Due to the travel restrictions being followed around the world, the plans of students who were planning to go abroad have been stalled, making Delhi University their next best higher education institution of choice.Β 

DU Admissions 2021

This year, the DU admissions are being conducted online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After the release of cut off lists, candidates will have to go through the further admission process including document verification and fee payment (both of which will also be done online, unless specified otherwise).Β 

Important Dates – DU Admissions 2021

Application deadline for UG courses – 31 August 2021

Release of first cut-off list – By 1 October 2021

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Admission process – 4 October 2021 onwards

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