Recently, the officials confirmed that Delhi University will increase 10% of the total seats, this year onward due to economically weaker sections (EWS) quota coming into the picture. While additional 15% of the increase in the number of DU seats is likely to be implemented, the next year.

With this new reservation policy coming into play, a candidate will notice a significant rise in the intake capacity, admission process made simpler by restricting the duplication of data and by initiating centralised admissions under CW (Children/Widow of armed forces) category.

Other than Delhi University, we have even seen Jawaharlal Nehru University increasing the number of seats under JNU admission 2019. Last year, Delhi University increased the number of seats under this quota, which made it a little tricky for a candidate to understand the policy.

This year, Delhi University is also going to share filled up dummy forms to guide students, at the time of form filling. Along with the dummy forms, a candidate can make use of the tutorial videos to get an idea regarding how to fill the forms, on

Delhi University also aims to complete the 2019 admission process, prior to the actual commencement of the new session. Keeping the benefit of the Northeastern candidates, DU aims to arrange special admission drives to help these candidates seeking admission to their desired course. The information brochure for DU Admission 2019 will be out in both Hindi and English language.

In order to equalise and provide fair chances to all its candidates, Delhi University follows a reservation policy. Existing quotas are given to Schedued Castes/Scheduled Tribes, OBC, Sports and ECA, Physically Handicapped, Supernumerary and J & K Special Scholarship category candidates. While 15% and 7.5% of seats are reserved for SCs and STs category, 27% of seats are reserved for OBC candidates.

Sports and ECA candidates are given 5% of reservation who have represented the country in various sports on a national and international level. Another 5% of seats are reserved for Physically handicapped candidates, whereas the distribution of supernumerary quota seats are done in the following manner – foreign candidates (5%), children of war (5%) and J&K migrants (5%). A scholarship scheme has been specially initiated for J&K candidates of 2% as per college allotted by AICTE. Note that, a candidate is required to submit a valid proof for the quota applied for, at the time of document verification/counseling round.

Every year, DU commences the Delhi University Admission in the month of June on its official website, for admission to various Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, Cluster Innovation Centre, Education, Social Sciences, Inter-disciplinary & Applied Sciences, Mass Communication, Music and Fine Arts courses. For undergraduate programs, admission are provided on the basis of Best of Four marks. While in some other UG courses, university level entrance test is conducted. Whereas, for most of the postgraduate courses, a candidate needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria and qualify for the admission test.

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  1. Please explain if a candidate applied for EWS quota based on annual income of the parent, can he /she eligible for General quota also? What is the exact percentage of seats allocated to GENERAL candidates?

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