DU admissions: Phase I ends, 41000 students got seats

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At the end of the first cycle of admissions for roughly 70,000 undergraduate seats in Delhi University against the first cut-off list, 41,211 candidates have successfully secured seats across colleges. Also, the University added that it has not been favoring students of any board and that admissions are purely based on marks.

In a statement, university registrar Vikas Gupta emphasized that the university has not favored or supported any particular board in their entire admission process. According to authorities, out of the total seats, 31,172 seats have been secured by students from CBSE; 2,365 from the Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education; 1,540 from Board of School Education Haryana; 1,429 from CISCE; and 1,301 from the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan. Also, the remaining seats have been well secured by students from various other state boards.

Being a central university, the University of Delhi equally and uniformly values academic credentials of all candidates irrespective of their States and School Boards. This year too, equal opportunity was maintained by accepting applications based on merit only.

The total number of registered applicants were the highest from CBSE at 2,29,264. Also, the Kerala board had the fifth-highest number of applicants at 4,824, Haryana had been second highest at 9,918, CISCE had been third highest at 9,659 and Rajasthan had been the sixth highest at 4,789.

In a statement, registrar Vikas Gupta stressed that the university has not been favoring students of any particular board in the admission process and that is totally based on marks.

University authorities had met with ABVP representatives after their protest. “We had a discussion and listened to their concerns. We are seeking legal opinion on whether we can change our admission criteria, but it does not seem likely that it will be possible in this admission cycle,” said registrar Gupta.