June 24, 2019
According to Delhi university, as many as 3,67,895 candidates registered on the University's offical website till June 22 out of which around 2,58,388 candidates went ahead and made the payment. The registration process also came to end wherein only one candidate has submitted the application under transgender category.
As per the data provided by the varsity
Female: 16,000( approx.)
Other Backward Class
This year, the varsity has effected a 10 percent increase in seats for the EWS category under postgraduate and undergraduate courses. The number of seats for undergraduate courses has increased to 62,000. There will also be separate cut-offs for the EWS category.
As for the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) and sports quota, the NCC was the top preference for candidates under the ECA, while football was the first preference for candidates under the sports quota, according to numbers shared by the Delhi University.
Debate (English), quiz, fine arts, theatre were among the top five ECA quota that received the maximum applications.
Over 2,000 candidates applied for admission under the ECA quota for English debate, while 1,704, 1,626 and 1,563 aspirants chose quiz, fine arts, and theatre as their ECA activities.
The other activities that figured among the top 10 were music (vocal), NSS, creative writing, dance and debate (Hindi).
This year, there are 14 disciplines -- creative writing, dance, debate, digital media, fine arts, music, music-instrumental (Indian), music-instrumental (western), theatre, quiz, divinity, NCC, NSS, and yoga under the extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota.
Under the sports quota, athletics, basketball, cricket, and volleyball were among the top five sports chosen by candidates.
Other sports that made it to the top 10 preferences were kabaddi, badminton, handball, taekwondo and kho-kho
Twenty-seven sports are part of the sports quota. These include 24 sports that are part of various competitions like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and three popular sports.
The DU had earlier extended its registration date to June 22 after the Delhi High Court ordered it to follow the last year's eligibility criteria for granting admission. The varsity said the first cut-off will be released on June 28, second on July 4, third on July 9, fourth on July 15 and fifth on July 20 for undergraduate courses.
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