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Over 6 lakh applicants for 70,000 seats – Delhi University launches its admission portal

Admissions to all central colleges, including the Delhi University, are taking place through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) this year.

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New Delhi: Over six lakh students are competing for the 70,000 seats being offered by the Delhi University for the academic year 2022-23, Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said Monday.

Classes will likely begin from the first week of November, the academician added.

Admissions to all central colleges, including the Delhi University, are taking place through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) this year, to avoid the problem of high cut-offs and to give all students a level-playing field.

A total of 6 lakh 14 thousand students have selected Delhi University as the higher education institution of their choice in the CUET registrations, a 40 percent increase from last year. The central university has 79 Undergraduate programmes and 206 Bachelor of Arts combinations across 67 colleges this year.

On Monday, the university launched its Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) portal, where students can register for undergraduate admissions till 3 October.

The first phase would include filling up the application form, followed by the second phase wherein the students would select their programmes and fill their preferences. The second phase would only commence after the declaration of the CUET (UG) results.

Application form 

The CSAS 2022 admission process will be held in six phases. The application form will require the student to have a CUET registration number and their personal details will be auto-integrated into the CSAS portal once they provide the registration number. Students will have to then submit the marks of the subjects they have passed in class 12, after which they will submit documents and pay the registration fee.

The CSAS application fee for UR/OBC-NCL/EWS candidates is Rs 250, while SC/ST/PwBD candidates would have to pay Rs 100. There will be an additional fee of Rs 100 for applying to ECA/Sports supernumerary quota, the V-C said in a press conference.

Students can select any number of programmes they wish to take admission in. However, they will have to confirm the specific programme on the basis of their CUET UG 2022 merit score.

The Delhi University will release its own merit list, common for all colleges, based on which seats would be allocated.

University officials insist that students fill the maximum number of preferences for programmes and college selection, in order to increase their chances of admission. The admission process will also give them an option of ‘upgrading’ their allotted seat through which they can choose a more renowned college than the one allocated to them.

The university will also have the option of “Mid-Entry” – a window through which students who failed to apply for CSAS within the stipulated time can do so after paying a fee of Rs 10,000.

The university will also have a round of “spot admissions” after the second round of seat allotments in order to fill up vacant seats. Students who could not get an admission to any college can apply for this.

Academic session 

The first round of admissions is expected to start on 10 October.

Delhi University expects to begin the new term by 1 November, and conduct the first term examinations at the end of the 180-day teaching period. The V-C said, “We are expecting the admission process to be a smooth and transparent one. We will try to admit as many students as possible in the first round. The academic session should tentatively start from 1 November.”

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