No. Aca.1086/UG/Adm.-Procedure-Schedule/2015-16/489

Sub:Guidelines and Schedule of admission to various under-graduate courses for the academic session 2015- 16.

The following guidelines and Schedule of admission to various undergraduate courses in regular colleges for the academic session 2015-16 shall be followed by all concerned:


    1. (1).Candidates interested in seeking admission to the undergraduate courses in the University are required to fill the common Pre-admission form either online or offline for all categories (General/OBC/SC/ST/PwD). This is mandatory for all candidates. There will be no Pre-admission form at the college level.


    1. (2).The candidates are allowed to fill only one common Pre-admission form either online or offline.


    1. (3). The college is free to publish its prospectus which may provide information regarding the college, the courses offered and the number of seats in each course, fee structure, Sports, Extra Curricular Activities etc. No forms of any nature, Pre-admission as well as admission, shall be included in the
      prospectus or sold/provided with the prospectus or otherwise before the announcement of cut-off list.


    1. (4).There shall be no ‘Additional Eligibility Criterion’ for any category in any college/course.


    1. (5).The colleges who wish to give specific advantage to girl students (upto 3% only) in any course mustinform the office of Dean Students’ Welfare along with the data of last two years for justification of the same. This relaxation shall be included in the Undergraduate Information Bulletin, uploaded onthe University website. The Colleges are also required to display this information on their websiteas well. The colleges are not permitted to change this criterion at any stage during the entire admission process.


    1. (6).The colleges shall convey the cut-off marks for the various courses (for the General/ OBC/SC/ST/PwD categories) to the Office of Registrar, as per the schedule announced by the University. Thecollege shall determine the cut-off marks prudently on the basis of the past experience and the class
      XII results of the School Boards. The office of Dean Students’ Welfare shall make available theinformation regarding the results of various School Boards (whichever are available) to the colleges.


    1. (7).The University on receiving the cut-off marks from the various colleges will collate the data in the office of Registrar and notify the same through print and electronic media as per schedule. The cut-offs will also be displayed on the University Web-site (http://du.ac.in), college website and college notice board.


    1. (8).The colleges shall admit all the candidates who have percentage that meet the announced cut-off criteria. No first-come-first served policy is permitted.


    1. (9).After declaration of the cut off lists by the University, the candidate will need to report to the college of his/her choice for admission within the stipulated period. At this stage, the candidate would be required to fill the college admission form and the University enrolment form. The candidate would then get his/her documents verified, submit the same to the college and pay the admission fees.


    1. (10.a).The candidates who could not take admission in a cut-off list could be considered for admission in the immediate next list only on the last date of admission provided seats are available in the college/course.
    2. (10.b).For Boards, like IB, whose results are declared late, candidates may be considered in whichever cut-
      off list their results are declared subject to availability of seats, provided the candidate had completed
      Pre-registration process.


    1. (11).The colleges shall retain the certificates of the candidate during the admission process and shall promptly return the documents in case, he/she cancels his admission or has to appear in counseling of any other university/ institutes or in order to move to another college on declaration of a subsequent cut off lists.


    1. (12).No student will be allowed to take admission in two courses/colleges simultaneously. In case, a
      candidate is found admitted in two courses/colleges simultaneously, the admission in all courses/
      colleges will be cancelled.


    1. (13).The colleges shall follow the University guidelines with respect to gap year policy: Gap year(s) would be no bar for purposes of admission to the undergraduate courses.


    1. (14).The University will organize open days in order to disseminate information on various admission related aspects and also to answer any queries that the students may have. The colleges are free to organize open days at their end and to set up help lines and web based assistance.


    1. (15).For admission under the reserved categories of Kashmiri Migrants/Children of War Widows, the admission process shall continue to be centralized and conducted at the University level by the office of Joint Registrar, Academic.


    1. (16).All those candidates who are covered under any of the categories of reservation for children of War Widows/Kashmiri Migrants must register separately online/ offline if they wish to be considered for any other category (Gen./OBC/SC/ST/PwD).


    1. (17).For courses where admissions are done through entrance exams, separate procedures shall apply.


    1. (18).The procedure for calculation of Best of Four percentage (wherein admission is done on the basis of Best of Four) is outlined in Annexure-I.


    1. (19.a). For admission under the Sports and ECA (Extra Curricular Activities) categories, the colleges may use their own Sports/ECA application forms. These application forms shall be made available by the concerned college. The admission to these categories shall be on the basis of guidelines issued by the university.
    2. (19.b). For admission under ECA(Extra Curricular Activities) category the following composition of the College admission Committee has been approved which will be responsible for selections under ECA in the colleges:
      • (i). Principal (Chairperson)
      • (ii).Culture Committee Incharge (Convenor)
      • (iii).One teacher nominated by Staff Council
      • (iv).At least two experts from
        • (a).National School of Drama
        • (b).Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts
        • (c).Faculty of Music & Fine Arts
        • (d).Indian Council for Cultural Relations
        • (e).College of Art
        • (f).Sangeet Natak Academy
        • (g).Sahitya Kala Parishad
        • (h).All India Radio/ Doordarshan (‘A’ Grade Artists)
        • (i).Experts from university fraternity in areas of their expertise


    1. (20).The University shall set up Special Admission Assistance Teams and monitoring committees which will visit colleges throughout the admission process for assistance to students and monitoring the entire admission process.


    1. (21).The colleges are required to constitute their own College/Deptt. Grievance Committees consisting of at least three teachers. The Members of the Grievance Committee so nominated should also be available in the College throughout the admission process. The details of the Grievance Committee members including their contact numbers (Mobile No.) should be put on the College Website and on college Notice Board.


    1. (22).The data of all candidates who are admitted to colleges must be made available on regular basis on college website immediately. The same may be compiled and sent to the University for information within a week of last date of admission.


    1. (23).Last date of admission for undergraduate courses will be 14 August 2015.


    1. (24).The special Scholarship Scheme of the Government of India for creation of 2 supernumerary seats for the students of Jammu & Kashmir shall be implemented for all regular three year undergraduate courses. Admission under this scheme shall be made directly by the colleges concern on the basis of the provisional admission slips issued by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) subject to verification of the required documents.


    1. (25).The University reserves the right to initiate changes in the courses of study of the undergraduate courses.


    1. (26).The Schedule of the admission for all categories shall be notified by the University.



Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage for Honours Courses (For admission to Arts/Humanities Courses):
a. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
b. The subject in which admission is sought (If a candidate does not include the concerned subject whether studied or not in Best of Four in which he/she is seeking admission in the honours course,
then a disadvantage of 2.5% may be imposed on the calculated Best of Four percentage).
c. Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A. (If a candidate doesn’t include the subjects given in List A in Best of Four, then a disadvantage of 2.5% in Best of Four for each subject may be

List A


The following Discipline subjects offered by the University of Delhi for admission to undergraduate courses must be treated as Academic/Elective subjects for the purpose of undergraduate admissions. All other subjects offered by different boards may be treated as non-elective. All the Discipline subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams (theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam for the purpose of being treated as academic/elective subject.


Commerce*HindiPhysical Education#Urdu
Computer ScienceHistoryPolitical ScienceZoology
EconomicsHome SciencePsychology 


  1. *Accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce wherever any board is not offering commerce as a subject.


  1. Biology/Biotechnology and Business Studies will be treated as academic/elective subjects.


  1. #Music, and #Physical Education will be treated as academic/elective only for Honours in Music


and Physical Education, respectively.


  1. In case a candidate has studied both elective and core in any languages, then core language will be treated as language, while elective language can be considered as academic/elective subject.


  1. Admission to B.A.(Hons) Hindi Patrakarita and B.A(Hons) Journalism will be based on ‘Best of


Four’ percentage as in B.A(Hons.) Hindi and B.A.(Hons) English, respectively.


  1. Admission to B.A.(Hons) Applied Psychology will be based on ‘Best of Four’ percentage as in B.A(Hons.) Psychology.


  1. Admission to B.A.(Hons.) Social Work will be based on ‘Best of Four’ percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per list A.


  1. The subject ‘Informatics Practices’ will be equivalent to Computer Science for admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science only.


  1. The candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics at the qualifying exam for admission


to Honours in Economics and Commerce.


10.A. For admission to Honours in any language course, advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage may be given to those candidates who have studied the elective language.


  • In case, a candidate has not studied the language at qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in Best of Four percentage.


  1. For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and has to be included for calculation of Best of Four percentage.


  1. University may define any other relevant subjects as academic/elective for a particular Honours course.