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Circular- Updated Guidelines for Admission to various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

May 26, 2014

Category: Guidelines

No. Aca.I/UG-PG: Admissions/2014/

May 22, 2014




All Deans of Faculties

Heads of the Departments

Directors/PICs/Coordinators of the Centres

Principles of the Colleges






Dear Sir/Madam,


Kindly refer to the University circular letter no. Aca.I/UG-PG:Admissions /2012/27/ 7078 dated 26.04.2012 with regard to the guidelines for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

After incorporating the subsequent decisions of the University, the updated admission guidelines are hereby renotified for strict compliance by all concerned, which are as under:    

1.  AGE

As per Ordinance I of the University, there is no minimum age bar for admission to the under-graduate and post-graduate courses in the University and its colleges except in the courses where the respective regulatory bodies (such as MCI, AICTE etc.) have prescribed the minimum age requirement in their regulations.


(a)  Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

Ref: AC Resolution No. 88 dated 14/06/1983; EC Resolution No. 157 dated 24/12/2001


The minimum eligibility requirement for the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates will be that they must have passed the qualifying school/degree examination. Provided that the minimum eligibility for admission to post-graduate Courses be the minimum pass marks of the qualifying  examination concerned of  the University  of Delhi. In the case of


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates who had passed the last qualifying examination from other Universities, they should have secured at least the same percentage of pass marks at the qualifying examination as prescribed for the equivalent examination of Delhi University for purposes of admission to the Post-graduate course of this University.


That where the admission is based on screening/written test, both for under-graduate and post-graduate courses, the Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates would also be required to take the test but their merit list will be drawn separately.


However, for admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes, the SC/ST candidates shall be given 5% relaxation in the minimum eligibility marks.           

(b)      Other Backward Classes


Ref: Notification No. Aca.I/2012-13/OBC/588 dated 11/04/2012


The OBC candidates shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility (if any) in the admission entrance test to the extent of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for the General Category candidates. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a course is 50% for the General Category candidates, the minimum eligibility for the OBCs would be 45% i.e. (50% less 10% of 50%).

All  those OBC candidates who meet the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination and the minimum eligibility marks  (if any) in the entrance test shall be eligible for admission in the order of their merit, keeping in view the availability of seats reserved for them.


The OBC candidates who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose castes appear in the Central List of the OBCs only shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC Category.


(c)    Persons With Disabilities (PWD) 


The PWD candidates with not less than 40% disability shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility (if any) in the admission entrance test to the extent of 5%.


(d)         Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel (CW Category)


A concessions of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility requirements in the qualifying examinations.


(e)          The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Persons with Physical Disability shall be charged the admission form/entrance examination fee at concessional rates.


(a)   Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes

Reservation of seats in admissions to various under-graduate and post-graduate courses, including the M.Phil.programme, shall be in the following manner:

Scheduled Caste               =15% of total intake in each course

Scheduled Tribe                =7 ½ % of total intake in each course

Other Backward Classes=27% of total intake in each course

The seats reserved for the SC/ST shall be filled by the SC/ST candidates only. However, in the case of non-availability of the eligible candidates the reserved seats may be interchanged between the SC & ST.  If still any seat remains unfilled, the same shall be left vacant.

The seats reserved for the OBCs shall be filled with the OBC candidates only. Only if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility marks are not available in the OBC category then the vacant OBC seats shall be converted into General Category seats in accordance with the admission schedule notified by the University.

(b)   Supernumerary seats:

(i)     Persons with Disabilities (PWD) =3% of total intake (1% each for the persons with low vision or blindness, hearing impaired and loco motor disability or cerebral palsy (interchangeable in case of non-availability of candidates in the sub-categories).

(ii)   Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel

     (CW Category) =5% of the seats in each course.

As per the guidelines approved by the Academic Council, admission of candidates belonging to CW categories have to be made in the following order of priorities:

I. Widows/Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;

II. Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action;

III. Widows/Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;

IV. Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to the military service; and

V. Wards of Ex-servicemen personnel and serving personnel including personnel of police forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards;

Category-V (Gallantry Awards) include:  Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal,Vir Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Yudh Seva Medal ,Sena, Nau Sena,- Vayusena Medal, Mention-in-Despatches, President's Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Gallantry.

Authorities Competent to issue educational concession certificates under CW category:-

  • Secretary, Kendriya, Sainik Board, Delhi
  • Secretary, RajyaZilaSainik Board
  • Officer-in-Charge, Records Office
  • 1st class Stipendiary Magistrate
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (for Police personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards)

(iii) Foreign Nationals=5% seats in each course in Departments/ Colleges.

(iv) Sports/Extra Curricular Activities (ECA)

a) For undergraduate courses:

Sports/ECA Persons=upto 5% of total intake in each undergraduate course may be offered to the candidates on the basis of Sports and ECA in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University from time to time.

b) For postgraduate courses:

Sports= upto 5% of total intake in each postgraduate course may be offered to the candidates on the basis of Sports in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University from time to time.

4. Permission to students to apply under General/SC/ST/OBC Category as well as CW, PWD Category etc.

The candidates applying for admission to various courses shall be permitted to apply simultaneously under Gen/SC/ST/OBC Category as well as Children of War Widows, Person with Disability and other categories for which reservations/concession is admissible. The application forms should, therefore, contain appropriate columns for mentioning such categories. 

5. Registration /Admission of foreign nationals

a) The foreign nationals seeking admission in the University/its colleges shall have to get themselves registered with the Foreign Students Registry (FSR) in compliance with the schedule notified by the FSR. No Foreign students will be admitted directly by the Department/Colleges.

b) Foreign nationals shall be exempted from appearing in Admission Entrance Test conducted by the College/Department for admission to various Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses including Professional Courses.  Foreign nationals who are stationed in India and have passed last examination from Board /University in India shall also be exempted from appearing in entrance test conducted by the College/Department in all Courses.

c) All the Categories of foreign students shall come under the same category of 5% quota for foreign nationals for admission to Under-Graduate, Post- Graduate and other Courses.  This shall include foreign nationals with qualifications attained either from Indian Board /University or Foreign Board/University. 

d) All admissions in Foreign Students category shall be done on individual merit and a single merit list of foreign students, both with Indian and foreign qualifications shall be prepared for admission in various courses. 

e) At least one seat shall be reserved for foreign nationals in all Post-Graduate courses wherever the total numbers of seats for admission is less than 20.

6. The faculties/departments, if they decide to also hold Group Discussion (GD) or interview in addition to the admission entrance test, shall not assign more than 15% marks to the GD or interview.

7.The merit list for the general category seats will comprise of all the candidates in the order of merit. No one will be excluded from the same. In other words, it will also include SC/ST/OBC candidates if they come in the general merit. A candidate cannot be excluded from the general category merit list just because he belongs to SC/ST/OBC. Such a candidate is entitled to be considered under the general category, as well as under the reserved category. Admission to open category seats will be strictly in the order of merit without excluding SC/ST/OBC candidates.

8.All those courses wherein admissions are based on the rank in the entrance examination, the candidates will be eligible for admission only after the result of the qualifying examination has been declared and the candidates meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Thus the candidates who are though eligible for admission on the basis of the admission entrance test but they do not have the results of their qualifying degree examinations shall not be allowed provisional admission.  Such candidates will, however, be considered for admission in the subsequent admission lists, as and when the results of the qualifying examinations are declared provided the candidates submit the results to the concerned department/faculty/college.

9. The practice of condonation of delay in admission by the Vice-Chancellor has been discontinued from the academic session 2011-2012.  Therefore, admission to all the undergraduate/postgraduate courses shall have to be finalized by the Colleges/Departments in strict compliance of the scheduled of admission notified by the University and in no case admission shall be allowed beyond the last date of admission.  

10. The colleges/Departments shall get the relevant certificates submitted for availing the benefit of reservation verified from the respective issuing authorities.

11. As per A.C. Resolution 40 dated 24/04/1997, no student of the University shall be permitted to pursue two degree courses simultaneously either from the University of Delhi or from other University except the part-time diplomas/certificates of the University of Delhi.

12.For admission to the courses which are governed by the Regulations of   the regulatory bodies, like Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, AICTE, etc. the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed under their respective regulations shall be followed.

You are requested to kindly ensure strict compliance of the above and see that the information provided in your Bulletin of Information is in conformity with these guidelines. If the Bulletin of Information has already been printed, suitable amendments be notified immediately.

Thanking you

                                                                  Yours faithfully,



     Deputy Registrar (Academic)

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