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The Delhi University, commonly known as DU, is one of the most sought-after central universities in India, with hundreds of thousands of students from across the country and abroad flocking to the university every year.
 
Having started in 1922 quite modestly with only three colleges, DU today has as many as 77 affiliated colleges across the national capital and is highly respected as one of the country's premier higher-education institutions. In about 100 years since it was founded, the university has grown from the strength of just 750 students to being one of India’s largest universities with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, and more than 700,000 students.
 
Delhi University campuses
 
As of date, DU has 90 affiliated, constituent and recognised colleges, and 16 faculties across Delhi, with two main campuses — North Campus and South Campus. Besides, there are several off-campus colleges, too.
 
Colleges in Delhi University North Campus
 
Among the most popular North Campus colleges in Delhi University are:
 
1. St Stephen’s College
2. Hindu College
3. Sri Ram College of Commerce
4. Hansraj College
5. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
6. Miranda House
6. Ramjas College
7. Kirori Mal College
8. Daulat Ram College
9. Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
 
Colleges in Delhi University South Campus
 
Among the most popular South Campus colleges in Delhi University are:
 
1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)
2. Sri Venkateswara College
3. Kamala Nehru College
4. Gargi College
5. Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC)
6. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
7. College of Vocational Studies (CVS)
8. Maitreyi College
9. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD)

Courses offered by Delhi University
 
Here are the various undergraduate courses offered across colleges and departments of Delhi University:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) courses
BA (Hons) Applied Psychology BA (Hons) Arabic  BA (Hons) Bengali
BA (Hons) Business Economics (BBE)  BA (Hons) Economics BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) French BA (Hons) Geography  BA (Hons) German
BA (Hons) Hindi BA (Hons) History BA (Hons) Patrakarita Evam Jansanchar
BA (Hons) Italian BA (Hons) Journalism BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Persian BA (Hons) Philosophy BA (Hons) Political Science
BA (Hons) Psychology BA (Hons) Punjabi BA (Hons) Sanskrit
BA (Hons) Social Work BA (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Spanish
BA (Hons) Urdu BA (Hons) Hindi Journalism and Mass Communication BA (Hons) 
 
Other Bachelor of Arts (BA) courses
BA Functional Hindi BA Vocational Studies Bachelor of Education (BEd)
BEd Home Science BEd Special Education MR  B El Ed
BLIS BPEd BA Programme
 
Bachelor of Science (Hons) courses
BSc (Hons) Instrumentation BSc (Hons) Anthropology BSc (Hons) Bio-Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Botany BSc (Hons) Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Electronics BSc (Hons) Food Technology
BSc (Hons) Geology BSc (Hons) Home Science BSc (Hons) Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Microbiology BSc (Hons) Physics BSc (Hons) Polymer Science
BSc (Hons) Statistics BSc (Hons) Zoology BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
 
Other BSc courses
BSc (Genl) Mathematical Science BSc (MT) Radiography BSc (PEHES)
BSc Applied Life Sciences BSc Applied Life Sciences with Agro-Chemical & Pest Management BSc Applied Physical Science
BSc Applied Physical Science (Analytical Chemistry) BSc Applied Physical Sciences (Industrial Chemistry) BSc Home Science (Pass)
BSc Industrial Chemistry BSc Life Sciences BSc Physical Sciences
BSc Physical Education & Sports Sciences BSc Physical Science Computer Science BSc Physical Science with Chemistry
BSc Physical Science with Computer    
 
Bachelor of Commerce and other courses
Bachelor of Business Studies Bachelor of Elementary Education Bachelor of Financial & Investment Analysis
BFA Fine Arts BCom Programme BCom (Hons)
 
To know 2018 DU cut-off list click here 
 
To know the DU undergraduate entrance test syllabus for 2019, click here
 
To know the DU postgraduate entrance test syllabus for 2019, click here

Delhi University departments
 
Here are the departments under various faculties at Delhi University North Campus.
 
Faculty of Arts
1. Department of Arabic
2. Department of Buddhist Studies
3. Department of English
4. Department of Germanic & Romance Studies
5. Department of Hindi
6. Department of Library & Information Science
7. Department of Linguistics
8. Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies
9. Department of Persian
10. Department of Philosophy
11. Department of Psychology
12. Department of Punjabi
13. Department of Sanskrit
14. Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies
15. Department of Urdu
 
Faculty of Commerce & Business Studies
1. Department of Commerce
 
Faculty of Education
1. Department of Education
 
Faculty of Law
1. Department of Law
 
Faculty of Management Studies
1. Department of Business Management & Industrial Administration
 
Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
1. Department of Computer Science
2. Department of Mathematics
3. Department of Operational Research
4. Department of Statistics
 
Faculty of Medical Sciences
1. Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
2. Department of Anatomy
3. Department of Medical Bio-Chemistry
4. Department of Community Medicine
5. Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
6. Department of Dental Sciences
7. Department of Forensic Medicine
8. Department of Obstetrics & Gyanaecology
9. Department of Medicine
10. Department of Medical Microbiology
11. Department of Opthalmology
12. Department of Orthopaedics
13. Department of Otolaryngology
14. Department of Paediatrics
15. Department of Pathology
16. Department of Pharmacology
17. Department of Physiology
18. Department of Pulmonary Medicine
19. Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis & Radiation Medicine
20. Department of Surgery
 
Faculty of Music
1. Department of Fine Arts
2. Department of Music
 
Faculty of Open Learning
1. Distance & Continuing Education
 
Faculty of Science
1. Department of Anthropology
2. Department of Botany
3. Department of Chemistry
4. Department of Environmental Studies
5. Department of Geology
6. Department of Home Science
7. Department of Nursing
8. Department of Pharmacy
9. Department of Physics & Astrophysics
10. Department of Zoology
 
Faculty of Social Sciences
1. Department of Adult, Continuing Education & Extension
2. Department of African Studies
3. Delhi School of Journalism
4. Department of East Asian Studies
5. Department of Economics
6. Department of Geography
7. Department of History
8. Department of Political Science
9. Department of Social Work
10. Department of Sociology
 
Faculty of Technology
1. Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities
2. Department of Architecture & Planning
3. Department of Civil Engineering
4. Department of Computer Engineering
5. Department of Electrical Engineering
6. Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
7. Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering
8. Department of Mechanical Engineering
9. Department of Production & Industrial Engineering
 
Affiliated Faculties
1. Department of Ayurvedic & Unani Medicine
2. Department of Homeopathic Medicine
 
Here are the different departments under South Campus of Delhi University:
 
Departments: 
 
1. Biochemistry
2. Biophysics
3. Business Economics
4. Electronic Science
5. English
6. Financial Studies
7. Genetics
8. Hindi
9. History
10. Informatics
11. Management Studies
12. Mathematics
13. Microbiology
14. Operational Research
15. Philosophy
16. Plant Molecular Biology
17. Political Science
18. Psychology
19. Sanskrit
 
 
Delhi University School of Open Learning (SOL)
 
At present, SOL of Delhi University offers BA, BA (Hons), BCom (Hons) at the undergraduate (UG) level and MCom & MA under various disciplines at the postgraduate (PG) level. For admission to the SOL of DU, candidates can collect form-cum-prospectus either from the main North Campus centre or South Campus.
 
Here is a list of courses offered by DU campus of open learning:

Course name In association with Duration Full course fee (Rs)
Medical Transcription MT Forum  6 months (+2 months of internship) 30,000
Soft Skills Delhi University 2 months 7,000
Web Design and Animation for Interacitve Media (Under UKIERI Program) Edinburgh's Telford College, Scotland, UK  6 months 25,000
3D Animation and Modeling (Under UKIERI Program) Edinburgh's Telford College, Scotland, UK 6 months 25,000
Mass Communication Masscomedia 6 months 30,000
TV Journalism, Anchoring & Broadcast Production Masscomedia 3 months 20,000
Photography Masscomedia 2 months 12,000
Production & Film Making Masscomedia 6 months 25,000
Advertising, PR and Event Management Masscomedia 6 months 25,000
Radio Jockeying and TV News Reading RK Films and Media Academy 3 months 20,000
Theatre Acting and Presentation RK Films and Media Academy 2 months 10,000
2D Animation RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
3D Animation RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
Digital & Social Media Marketing RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
Graphics Designing & Advertising RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
Interior Designing RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
Fine Arts RK Films and Media Academy 6 months 20,000
Travel and Tourism Bird Academy 4 months 22,000
Airfare and Ticketing Bird Academy 2 months 7,000
CRS (Computerised Reservation System) Bird Academy 1.5 months 5,000
Airport Management Bird Academy 2 months 25,000
Fashion Styling Design Zone Academy(Versatile Network Pvt Ltd) 6 months 26,000
Diploma in Drafting & pattern making (Manual & computerised) Design Zone Academy (Versatile Network Pvt Ltd) 3 months 15,000
Certificate Course in IAD Graphics Design Zone Academy (Versatile Network Pvt Ltd) 6 months 20,000
Travel Operations programme KUONI Academy (Versatile Network Pvt Ltd) 6 months 26,000
MICE Management (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) KUONI Academy (Versatile Network Pvt Ltd) 6 months 26,000
 
List of main hostels at Delhi University North Campus
 
1. Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls
2. Under Graduate Hostel for Girls
3. Ambedkar-Ganguly Students House for Women
4. D S Kothari Hostel
5. Gwyer Hall
6. International Student's House
7. International Students House for Women
8. Jubilee Hall
9. Mansarover Hostel
10. Meghdoot Hostel
11. North Eastern Students House for Women
12. Post-Graduate Men's Hostel
13. University Hostel for Women
14. V K R V Rao Hostel
15. WUS University Hostel
16. Centre Institute of Education Hostel
17. Department of Social Work Hostel
 
List of main hostels at Delhi University South Campus:
 
1. Geetanjali Hostel for Women
2. Saramati Hostel for Men
3. Aravalli P G Men’s Hostel
 
Reservation of seats in Delhi University
 
SC/ST reservation at DU: Candidates falling under the scheduled caste (SC) or schedule tribes (ST) categories have a total 22.5 per cent reserved seats for them in Delhi University colleges. Of these, 15 per cent seats are reserved for SCs and 7.5 per cent for STs.
 
OBC reservation at DU: Candidates under the other backward classes (OBC) category get 27 per cent reserved seats, and a 10 per cent relaxation on marks.
 
PwD: There is also a reservation of 3 per cent seats for students with 40 per cent disability.
 
Wards of Armed Force personnel: There also are reserved seats Delhi University colleges for children/widows of officers, folks of armed forces and para-military personnel.
 
Foreign students: 5 per cent of all seats in various courses at Delhi University are reserved for students from foreign countries. These candidates are required to apply directly to the Foreign Students Advisor at DU.
 
Sports quota/ECA Students: A maximum of 5 per cent of seats in courses are reserved for students under the sports/ECA quota at all DU colleges.
 
Kashmiri migrants: Candidates from this category get a 5 per cent reservation, besides a 10 per cent relaxation in the last cut-off marks fixed for admission of students from the general category.
 
Minorities: Some of the DU colleges that provide 50 per cent reservation seats for certain communities are SGTB Khalsa, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Mata Sundri Devi College, St Stephens College, and Jesus and Mary College.
 
Entrance exams
 
For admission to some of the undergraduate courses like BCom, BTech, BSc, etc, at Delhi University, candidates have to take an entrance test. However, different academic programmes offered by the University have different exam patterns. For postgraduate courses, there are OMR-based examinations. For merit-based undergraduate courses, however, there are no entrance examinations.
 
DU application process
 
The application process for Delhi University undergraduate and postgraduate courses commences in the month of May every year. For the 2019-20 session, the admission process was initially expected to begin from May 20. However, the date was deferred in view of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Registration for the admission process for undergraduate students began at 8 pm on May 30. The application process for postgraduate courses is likely to begin soon after. The application process for postgraduate courses began on June 3, 2019.
 
Click here for a direct link to the official website 
 
For this year's academic session, National Testing Agency (NTA) is likely to conduct the entrance exams for some of the Delhi University courses.

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