Delhi University receives 3.2 lakh online applications

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017,12:17 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The Delhi University received around 3.2 lakh online applications against 54,000 seats for 60 undergraduate programmes in 62 colleges under the varsity this year.

As the registration for admission into the varsity closed at 5 PM today, a total number of 3,20,262 registrations were recorded, a release issued by the varsity said.

The mode of registration, which began on May 22, was purely online this time, unlike the previous year where students had a choice of offline registrations as well.

Last year, the number of applications (both online and offline) received by DU for over 60,000 seats had crossed 3.4 lakh even as the deadline for the same was extended to three more days till June 19, 2016.

“There is a slight depression in the number of applications. The CBSE pass percentage is one of the factors that resulted in the dip,” said Maharaj K Pandit, chairperson of admission committee of Delhi University.

Much preferred courses among the lot this time were BA (Hons) English with 1,24,220 registrations, 1,04,975 for BCom, 1,34,847 for BA and 95,497 for BA (Hons) Political Science, the release said.

Most of the applicants belonged to Delhi (1,20,514), Uttar Pradesh (62,024), Haryana (38,702) and Bihar (10,783).

Among the southern states, a majority of the applications (2,502) came from Kerala.