The admissions in Delhi University are all set to begin for the academic session 2018-19. As per some newspaper reports, it is expected that DU Admission for UG courses will start from next week onwards. While earlier the admission was granted to candidates on the basis of their merit in the entrance exam or through the marks obtained in the Qualifying Examination. However, as per the new DU Admission 2018 Norms, the merit and the entrance exam both will be considered for admission.

Likewise, many other changes have been decided by the concerned authorities for both UG and PG programs.

On Wednesday, the members of the faculty of science, and the admission committee came together and decided that the admission in M.Sc course will be done both on the basis of merit and entrance exam. As per the admission norms discussed upon, it has been said that the admission in 50% seats will be done on the basis of merit and the other 50% seats will be filled through the entrance exam.

If a candidate wants to apply through then entrance exam, then they should have obtained at least 55% marks in the UG degree, however, if they wish to apply through the merit, then they must have secured not less than 60% marks. 

The new formula for converting grades into marks is 9.5. (to get % add the grade point to the number of subjects and multiply the marks obtained with 9 or 9.5.) The grading system was started in 2016 for the batch of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

Now since the admission process will start soon, it is expected that like every year, more than 1 lakh students will apply in DU. To simplify the registration process, the admission registration portal for the nine entrance-based profession courses will be integrated with the centralized admission website. Unlike previously, where there were two separate registration portals for entrance-based professional courses and merit-based UG courses.

The candidates can apply for more than one course but have to submit separate application fee for each course. Also, they need to upload scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, self-attested ID proof, self-attested copy of caste certificate and self-attested copy of 10th passing certificate in the prescribed format. The payment of the application fee is to be done in the end.

All the seats in M.Sc. Environmental Science are to be filled through open entrance test only and not through direct DU quota as Delhi University do not run a course at UG level in Environmental Science.

Not only the admission process, but the concerned authorities have also decided upon the number of seats. There are about nine science PG courses and there are 92 number of seats in M.Sc. Zoology, 294 in M.Sc. Physics, 278 in M.Sc. Chemistry, 32 in M.Sc. Geology, 78 in M.Sc. Botany, 46 in M.Sc. Anthropology, 54 in M.Sc. Environmental Science, etc.

Delhi University is one of the most popular choices amongst the students and it is popularly known as DU. There are over 56,000 seats in the DU for which over 1 lakh students apply every year. Also, a total of 66 colleges are affiliated to DU that offers UG courses.

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