Delhi University (DU)

About

The University of Delhi, also known as Delhi University (DU), is an Indian collegiate public central university in New Delhi. It was established in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly and is recognised by the University Grants Commission as an Institute of Eminence (IoE) (UGC). The major tasks of a collegiate university are divided between the university's academic departments and associated colleges. The University of Delhi, which began with three colleges, two faculties, and 750 students, has grown to become India's largest and one of the world's largest higher education institutions. he university's North and South campuses are home to 16 faculties and 86 departments. It is associated with 77 colleges as well as five other institutes. The Vice President of India is also the chancellor of the university.


Delhi University (DU) is one of the most famous educational institutions in the country. It has evolved into one of India's major institutions, with about 1,96,468 undergraduate, 27,351 postgraduate, and 6,910 Certificate/ Diploma/ PG Diploma students since its founding in 1922. Furthermore, the university has 3,80,654 students engaged in remote education and 31,869 students registered in the Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board (NCWEB). The University is affiliated with 90 colleges, 86 departments, 23 centres, 16 faculties, and three institutions throughout Delhi. The University of Delhi, recognised by the UGC as a "Institute of Excellence," has produced a number of prominent graduates.

Over 500 programmes have been accepted by several academic and executive councils at DU, with 209 of them being considered for NAAC accreditation. The majority of the programmes offered by linked universities are accredited individually. Delhi University also offers over 90 Certificates and 28 Diplomas and 15 Advanced Diplomas offered in various languages

The University of Delhi is divided into two campuses, South Campus and North Campus, in Delhi. It is also a member of a number of prestigious organisations, including the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and Universitas 21. Admission to various UG, PG, and doctoral programmes at DU in 2021 is based on both merit and entrance. It also has the largest number of publications among Indian universities. According to the NIRF 2020 rankings, DU is ranked 11 and 18 in the 'University' and 'Overall' categories, respectively.

The cutoff lists provided by the affiliated institutions of DU at the time of admission are used to determine DU admission 2021 to most UG programmes. Registration, reviewing the courses/colleges cut-off list, course and college selection, document verification, college acceptance, and admission fee payment are all part of the Delhi University admission process in 2021. Every year, DU admissions to merit-based programmes are based on the applicant's 'best of four' aggregate in Class 12 exams.

St. Stephen's College (1881), Hindu College (1899), Zakir Husain Delhi College (established in 1792, then known as The Delhi College) and Ramjas College (1917) were the only institutions in Delhi at the time, all of which were later affiliated to the university. Students can stay in hostels at around 20 Delhi University colleges at the moment. In all of these colleges, hostel assignment is also based on merit.

History (DU)

St. Stephen's College (1881), Hindu College (1899), Zakir Husain Delhi College (established in 1792, then known as The Delhi College) and Ramjas College (1917) were the only institutions in Delhi at the time, all of which were later affiliated to the university. Students can stay in hostels at around 20 Delhi University colleges at the moment. In all of these colleges, hostel assignment is also based on merit.

In 1911, the seat of British India's sovereignty was moved from Calcutta to Delhi. The Viceroy of India lived at the Viceregal Lodge Estate until October 1933, when it was donated to the University of Delhi. Since then, it has hosted the vice-office chancellor's as well as other offices.

Sir Maurice Gwyer became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi when he arrived in India in 1937 to serve as Chief Justice of British India. During his tenure at the university, postgraduate teaching courses were offered, and laboratories were constructed. Daulat Singh Kothari, a physicist, and Panchanan Maheshwari, a botanist, were among the faculty members. Gwyer has been dubbed the "university-maker." He held the position of Vice-Chancellor until 1950.

The university's silver jubilee year, 1947, coincided with India's independence, and Vijayendra Kasturi Ranga Varadaraja Rao hoisted the national flag for the first time in the main building. Due to India's partition, there was no convocation ceremony that year. Instead, in 1948, a special ceremony was held, with then-Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Lord Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten, Abul Kalam Azad, Zakir Husain, and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar in attendance. The golden jubilee celebrations of 1973 were attended by then-Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Satyajit Ray, Amrita Pritam, and M. S. Subbulakshmi, twenty-five years later.

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Important Highlights

Particulars Statistics
Year of establishment 1922
Also known as DU, University of Delhi
University location New Delhi, India
Chancellor Vice President of India
University type Public
Affiliated to UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, Universitas 21
University Ranking 11 (NIRF 2020- University)
18 (NIRF 2020- Overall)
Approved by UGC
Accepted entrance exam DUET 2021
DUJAT 2021
DU LLB 2021
Number of courses offered 1604 courses across 16 streams
Flagship course BA (Hons), BCom (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Application mode Online
Admission criteria Merit-based/ Entrance-based
Gender Intake Co-ed
Mode of education Full-time
Scholarships offered Sungum Sudhaar Scholarship
Rotary Club Scholarships
Official website www.du.ac.in

Delhi University Admission 2021

Course Eligibility Selection
BA (Hons) Class 12 with at least 45% aggregate DUET 22
BSc (Hons) Class 12 from Science stream with at least 55% aggregate Merit-based, DUET 22
BA (Prog) Class 12 with at least 40% aggregate Merit-based
BCom (Hons) Class 12 with 45% with Maths/ Business Maths as compulsory subjects Merit-based
MA BA (H)/ BA or any other equivalent degree in the relevant discipline Direct Entry, DUET 22
MSc BSc (H)/ BSc degree with minimum 50% aggregate Direct Entry, DUET 22
BMS 60% in Class 12 with English, Mathematics and two other main subjects DUJAT 22
BBA (FIA) 60% in Class 12 with English, Mathematics and two other main subjects DUJAT 22
MCA Bachelor degree with minimum 60% aggregate Direct Entry, DUET 22
MCom BCom (H), BCom, BCom (H) or any other equivalent degree Direct Entry, DUET 22
MTech Relevant bachelor's or master’s degree with minimum 60% aggregate DUET 22
PhD Candidate must have a PG degree in the relevant stream DU PhD Entrance Exam/ UGC NET CSIR NET

The University of Delhi (DU)

Some colleges of Delhi University offer hostel facilities to students but this facility is limited to a specific number of colleges. The allotment of hostels is also done on a merit basis. Only 20 colleges of Delhi University provides hostel facilities to students.

Motto निष्ठा धृति: सत्यम्
Motto in English "Dedication, Steadfastness and Truth"