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Delhi University (DU)

Established in 1922, today Delhi University  is one of the largest universities in India. It has become a trend setter and role model for other universities as well. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice-President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.

It began with three colleges and 750 students and now it has grown to be one of the largest universities in India with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, an equal number of colleges and over seven lakh students. Over 500 programmes offered by the University are approved by Academic and Executive Councils, out of which 209 programmes are being considered for NAAC accreditation purpose. The rest being run in colleges are separately accredited. 

Five Departments namely Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Sociology and History have been awarded the status of the Centres of Advanced Studies. These Centres of Advanced Studies have carved a niche for themselves as centres of excellence in teaching and research in their respective areas. In addition, a good  number  of University  departments are  also receiving   grants under   the  Special   Assistance Programme of the UGC in recognition of their outstanding academic work. 10 Departments (Germanic & Romance Studies, Hindi, Persian, Geography, Music, East Asian Studies, Anthropology, Mathematics, B.R.Ambedkar, M. I.L.) are getting grants under DRS, 2 Departments (Buddhist Studies, English) are getting grants under DSA, 3 Departments (English, Buddhist Studies, Social Work) are getting grants under AISHSS and 3 Departments (African Studies, East Asian Studies, Developing Countries Research Centre) are getting grants under Area Studies Programmes. Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension and Women’s Studies & Development Centre of the University are also getting special funding from UGC. The University today boasts of as many as 15 big libraries apart from libraries in colleges. 

Vision of Delhi University

Be an internationally acclaimed University, recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach; provide the highest quality education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development; remain dedicated and steadfast in the pursuit of truth aligned with the motto of the University of Delhi “Nishtha Dhriti Satyam” and serve humanity through the creation of well-rounded, multi-skilled and socially responsible global citizens.

Mission of Delhi University

Foster all-round development of students through multi-faceted education and sustained engagement with local, national and global communities, and nurture lifelong inspired learners from across the globe in line with our cultural ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

Faculties of Delhi University

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North Campus

North Campus hosts the three founding colleges of the university which constituted the University of Delhi when it was founded. North campus proper now has 11 colleges geographically centred on the Faculty of Arts, Science , Law and Management. which are Kirori Mal College, Daulat Ram College, Hansraj College, Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Miranda House, SGTB Khalsa College. Ramjas College, St. Stephen's College , Shri Ram College of Commerce and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. The extended off campus also has colleges in the Old Rajendra Nagar, Pitampura and Ashok Vihar neighborhoods of Delhi. The campus also houses other centres and institutes of Delhi which include the Cluster Innovation Centre and Delhi School of Economics.

South Campus

When the University of Delhi expanded in many directions to keep pace with a rapidly growing city, South Campus was established in 1973 to facilitate access for South Delhi residents. It moved to its present location on Benito Juarez Road, near Dhaula Kuan, in 1984. The Campus is now spread across 69 acres of green, hilly terrain and its buildings blend attractively with the natural surroundings. The various Departments are located in the Arts Faculty, the Faculty of Inter-disciplinary and Applied Sciences and the S.P. Jain Centre for Management Studies. Besides these, the Campus hosts a substantial library, a Health Centre, a bank, a post office, DTC Pass Section and administrative and examination blocks. South Campus also provides some residential quarters for faculty members and the non-teaching staff. Outstation students are offered accommodation in three hostels: the Geetanjali Hostel for Women, the Saramati Hostel for Men and the Aravalli P.G. Men’s Hostel.

Departments in South Campus

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Business Economics
  • Electronic Science
  • English
  • Financial Studies
  • Genetics
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics 
  • Microbiology
  • Operational Research
  • Philosophy 
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit

Academic Programs in DU

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Notable Alumni of DU

Notable alumni in Indian politics include lawyer and former Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley; Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Keshav Gokhale; former diplomat, writer and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor; fifth President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed; sixth Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit; fourth Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and India's first woman Chief Minister Sucheta Kriplani; economist and former leader of the Janata Party Subramanian Swamy; fourteenth and current Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik; industrialist and former Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal; diplomat and Foreign Secretary Jyotindra Nath Dixit; former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia; former Minister of State for Corporate and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid; former Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal; former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni; former Union Minister for Disinvestment Arun Shourie; and former Chief Minister of Delhi and Governor of Rajasthan Madan Lal Khurana.

Admission in Delhi University

All applicants must register through the University of Delhi online admissions portal

All undergraduate admissions for 2019-20 will be administered only through this portal.

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Courses

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India. (Applicants seeking admission under Foreign Students’ category to apply separately on Foreign Students‘ Registry website, (
  • The applicant should have passed the Class XII examination of anyBoard/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • The applicant should have ―passed‖ individually in each subject required (including practicals if any) for calculating merit and eligibility to the course they seek admission in. Applicants with “compartment” results are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants with gap year(s) will not be at any disadvantage for the purpose of admission to undergraduate courses.
  • Applicants under the UR/SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories are eligible to seek admission based on both merit and entrance tests to courses in all Colleges/ Departments (except Minority Colleges, wherein some categories may not be applicable).
  • Applicants from the Sikh and Christian minorities may also seek admission under the minority quota in the Minority Colleges of the University.
  • The following categories are designated “supernumerary”:
    • i) PwD (Persons with Disabilities);
    • ii) CW (Children/Widows of Personnel of the Armed Forces including Para-Military);
    • iii) KM (Kashmiri Migrants);
    • iv) Prime Minister's special scholarship for Jammu and Kashmir;
    • v) SS (Nominated Sikkimese Students);
    • vi) WQ (Ward Quota);
    • vii) ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities);
    • viii) Sports.

DU Admission Dates 2019

  • Online Registration Starts: 30th May 2019
  • Onine Registration Ends: 14th June 2019
  • Sports Trials: 23rd June - 30th June 2019
  • Entrance Tests: 22nd June to 1st July 2019
  • First Cut off 20th June

 Information on Entrance Examinations

  • Applicants must visit the UG Admissions Portal for all news and updates regarding Entrance test centres and generation of Admit Card.
  • All applicants must take a print out of the Admit Card, when made available, and carry it with them when reporting to the Entrance Test Centre. The quality of the Admit Card should be of print quality adequate for verification.
  • The applicant shall carry also an identity card bearing the applicant‘s photograph for verification (Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter Identity Card, Passport or College Identity Card, a copy of which has been uploaded with the application form).
  • The University is not responsible in case an applicant has opted for more than one course for which admission is based on entrance tests and there is a clash of date/time in the entrance test schedule.

Benito Juarez Rd, South Campus, South Moti Bagh, South Campus, 
South Moti Bagh, New Delhi, 
Delhi 110021

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