University of Delhi (DU) has received as many as 2.87 lakh paid applications this year, as observed today, September 02, 2021. However, this figure is lower than the tally of 3.58 lakh applications last year. According to official reports, most applications are from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Days leading up to Tuesday, August 31, 2021, witnessed a surge in the number of total applications i.e., 4.38 lakh candidates registering for approximately 70,000 seats across 63 colleges. Incidentally, Tuesday was also the last day to register for the DU Undergraduate Admission Process 2021.
According to official reports, 2,87,227 out of 4,38,696 were paid applications which will be considered for the seat allotment process. Out of the paid registrations, almost 2.29 lakh applicants belong to CBSE-affiliated schools. Next in line is the Board of School Education, Haryana with 9,918 applicants followed by the Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) with 9,656 applicants. Fourth in line is the UP Board of High School and Intermediate Education representing 8,007 applicants.
In terms of the state/UT-wise tally of registrations, Delhi ranks first with 1,15,928 applicants followed by Uttar Pradesh having 55,617 applicants. Haryana with 37,743, Bihar having 16,704 and Rajasthan with 11,562 applicants follow suit. Kerala is also a top-ranking state, featuring at in the 6th position on the list of highest number of applicants. The state’s tally has increased from 6,380 this year from 5,227 in 2020.
Authorities have also provided a category-wise distribution of applicants for the DU UG 2021 admission process. Accordingly, 1,65,574 belong to unreserved category while 1,21,641 belong to various reserved categories. Their distribution is as follows –
#1 Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 62,880
#2 Economic Weaker Sections (EWS) – 13,829
#3 Scheduled Castes (SC) – 36,842
In terms of gender-based tally of DU UG 2021 applicants, there are 94,921 females in the unreserved category. These female applicants have applied for undergraduate courses against a total of 70,653 male applicants. Moreover, 3 students have applied under the ‘Others’ option in gender.
Apart from gender and category, DU authorities also received applications under the ambit of sports quota. Their sport-based distribution is as follows –
#1 athletics – 1,358
#2 football – 1,300
#3 basketball – 1,246
#4 volleyball – 835
Even in case of extra-curricular activities (ECA), a total of 3,047 applicants applied under the National Cadet Corps (NCC) category while 1,775 were debate applicants. These two activities were predominant in the ECA section.
Now that the DU UG 2021 registration process has already ended, authorities are expected to release the first cut-off list on October 01, 2021. However, there have been no formal announcements in this regard as CBSE is still in the process of conducting rank-improvement exams for several students.