The University of Delhi which is informally known as Delhi University (DU) is a non-profit collegiate public university in New Delhi. It was founded in 1922 by an act of Central Legislative University. Enshrined with the motto “Dedicated o truth”, the DU is the largest university in the country. It affiliates 77 colleges and 5 other institutes with number of regular students over 132,000 and 261,000 non-formal students.
The University is affiliated to, UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU and Universitas 21. The University is divided into many sectors: The North Campus and the South Campus, East Campus, Central, etc.
These are some of the top DU affiliated colleges-
- Aditi Mahavidyalaya
- Hansraj College
- Hindu College
- Aryabhatta College
- Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
- Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College
- Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College; and many more
In India, the DU was ranked 15th overall by the NIRF (in 2017). DU has been ranked in top 100s by many surveys and groups from all across the world.
Application and Admission Procedure
Delhi University offers admissions based on Entrance test or Merit. The application form for both the set of courses can be accessed from the Student Admission Portal or can be purchased from the Delhi University Campus.
Students have to fill the application form with the personal and academic information and attach or upload the following self-attested documents:
- 10+2 mark sheet
- Graduation Marksheets (For PG)
- Scanned photo and signature
- Identity Proof (Driving license / Aadhaar card / Pan card / Voter’s ID / College ID card / Passport)
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
Upon submission of the form by paying Rs.500/-, applicants will be called for the Entrance test, after which, the allotment list for the students will be released based on the ranking and score.
In the case of Merit based admissions, a list of shortlisted candidates will be published. All the selected students should take print out of the admission form along with all the original documents and proceed to the respective college for document verification.
Hostel and Facilities
The campus has about 14 hostels with only few of them offering stay for male students of the university. Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls, DS Kothari Hostel, Gwyer Hall, International Student’s House, International Student’s House for women, Jubilee hall, Mansarover hostel, Meghdoot Hostel, University Hostel for Women, V.K.R.V Rao Hostel, WUS University Hostel are available.
The eligibility to the various hostels can be checked at the particular college pages on Tagetadmission.com or the official website.
Undergraduate hostel for girls: UG hostel for girls of north and south campus.
Accommodation for male PG students is offered by Post Graduate Hostel for Men
The hostels are for PG students. Aravali Post Graduate men’s Hostel, Ambedkar Ganguly Students’ House for Women and Saramati Post Graduate Men’s Hostel are available.
Ambedkar – Ganguly student’s house for Women has 50% reservation for DSE and 50% for SC/ ST and PWD’s students of Women Studies. North Eastern Students House for Women is found to have total of 101 seat, of which 71 are reserved for students from the seven north eastern region and Sikkim.
Both the campuses’ hostels offer common room, dining facilities, study rooms, visiting rooms and open spaces for leisure activities to the university’s students.
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1) 3 year Law Degree Course - A candidate who has graduated in any discipline from a recognized University can appear for L.L.B. course
2) Integrated Degree Program - Candidate must have passed 10+2 Higher Secondary Exam or an exam cosidered to be equivalnt to 10+2 Higher Secondary Exam can enrol for integrated degree program (LLB and a first degree in any other subject).
Candidates who have obtained 10+2 Higher secondary exam certificate or a graduate degree after taking up other courses through distance mode are also considered eligible for integrated degree course. But those candidates who have obtained 10+2 Higher secondary exam certificate or a graduate degree through distance mode or from open universities without any basic qualification are not eligible for admission into law courses.
Minimum marks for admission into law courses -
1) 40% for SC/ST candidates
2) 45% for other candidates