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What's New in DU Admissions 2021?

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: August 13, 2021 05:08 pm IST

The admissions for DU commenced in Aug 2021. Due to the unprecedented situation prevailing in the entire nation, there can be seen some changes in Delhi University admission in 2021. Read the full article to know more.

Changes in DU Cut Off Due to Exam Cancellation

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), along with many other state boards did not conduct board exams for Class 12 and Class 10 this year. With this, Delhi University aspirants all around the country were left wondering whether there will be any changes in the DU 2021 cut-off marks or not and whether or not there will be any changes in the admission process this year. Let's find out What's New in DU Admission 2021?

Being considerate to every student and the currently prevailing situation, the university has come up with a number of changes regarding admissions. In this article, we will discuss these changes and their possible impact on the 2021 cut-offs of Delhi University.

DU Admissions 2021 Latest Updates

2nd Aug 2021DU admission for the UG courses has begun. Applications will close on 31st August 2021.
26th July 2021The online applications for DU PG admissions have begun. Candidates can apply until 21st Aug 2021

DU Admission Dates 2021

The DU Admission Dates 2021 are as follows:

Last Date to Apply

PG Courses - 21st Aug 2021

UG Courses - 31st Aug 2021

1st Cut Off Release7th Sept 2021
2nd Cut off ReleaseSecond Week of Sept 2021
3rd Cut Off ReleaseTBA
4th Cut Off ReleaseTBA
5th Cut Off ReleaseTBA

What's New in DU Admission 2021?

With an unprecedented situation prevailing around the globe, the admission systems across the nation are changing. To keep up with that and to tackle this situation smartly and efficiently, Delhi University has brought about a number of changes for the DU admission process this year. Some of the major changes are listed below in detail. Read on. 

High Scorers Up, DU Admissions 2021 May Get Tougher

CBSE Class 12 Result 2021 have been announced on 30th July 2021 and along with the result, the questions around DU 2021 Admissions have also started coming up. As per the official data, over 70,000 students scored 95%+ marks in the CBSE Class 12 board exams. This may lead to a slight increase in the DU cut off. Students can witness an increase in the DU Cutoff 2021 for admission to UG courses. The number of DU applications this year as students from other states may prefer to study local due to the COVID-19 crisis.

DU Science Cutoff 2021DU Arts and Commerce Cutoff 2021

Expected Changes in DU 2021 Cut-off Marks

A huge number of students apply to Delhi University colleges every year. Students look forward to the release of cut-off scores which leads to DU admissions. This year, under unprecedented circumstances, students are expecting some changes in the cut-off percentage of DU colleges. The first DU cut-off list of 2021 will be releasing in the first week of September. So, it is too soon to say what might happen. But considering the fact that the university did bring about a lot of changes in the admission process this year, expecting that the admission authorities will make some changes is worth a shot.

Delhi University Cut-off for Arts and Commerce - Check Updates Here!

No Marks Deduction on Changing Streams

Earlier, Delhi University had a policy of deducing 5 per cent marks from the total scores of a student if she/ he changes their streams for the admissions to BA (Bachelor of Arts) course. In her official statement, Shobha Bagai, The Dean of Admissions, Delhi University said that this policy was put into action because Science students were believed to score more than Humanities students and that if there’s no deduction, they might end up taking a major chunk of BA programme seats which are meant for Humanities students. But, she then added that the studies are going interdisciplinary and that they will ensure that the entire admission process goes smoothly.

So, this year, if a Science student wants to apply for a BA programme, she or he will not have to lose 5 per cent of the total aggregate scores.

Delhi University UG Admissions Schedule and Major Changes

No ECA Trials for DU Admission 2021

This year, just like last year, students applying to Delhi University under ECA category will not be participating in trials. Instead, students aspiring for Music courses admissions will have to upload their videos or portfolio to be reviewed by the panel.

Students from the sports quota will be selected for UG courses based on certificates and exams. This may bring changes for the students in terms of cut-off scores. Check all the information about Delhi University ECA Admissions 2021 here.

That's How Many Students Applied for Delhi University 2021 Admissions!

Single Application Form for All Colleges

Last year, the varsity introduced a single application form for all DU colleges. Earlier, students had to apply separately for some of the Delhi University colleges, but now, the admissions are conducted for all the colleges through a single application form. Students are given the chance to fill their top five choices. These choices will then be considered at the time of college allocation. This means that now students do not have to limit their choices by picking a particular college or course.

What to Expect from DU Admissions 2021?

Students may be expecting leniency from the admissions board of Delhi University in terms of cut-off scores but, the professors are saying otherwise. Now whether students come across any changes in the same or not, only time will tell. Until then, you can fill out the Common Application Form (CAF) to get admission to the top Commerce and Arts colleges in India with the help of expert guidance. Get ready to study at the college of your choice with CollegeDekho.

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