2.5 lakh apply for UG courses in DU, 40,000 less than last year

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The University of Delhi (DU) received 2.5 lakh applications for its undergraduate courses, a sharp decline of around 40,000 as against last year.

Last year over 2.9 lakh students applied for 54,000 seats of DU.

The registration process for UG courses was completely online this year and ended on June 22.

“Around 3,60,460 registrations were received for 57 UG courses. Of the total applications, 2,50,220 applicants completed the online registration including the payment of registration fee”, a statement from the university said.

DU was the first varsity which started including students from the transgender community in the UG courses from 2014 and received 15 applications from other gender as against 66 last year.

“Among all 1,29,910 applications are from male candidates and 1,20,295 from female candidates, while 15 applicants have applied under other gender category”, the statement said.

Delhi tops the list with the highest number of applications, that is 1,24,940 followed by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana with 50,246 and 33,766 applications respectively.

English Honours was the most applied for course with 1,15,786 applications, followed by BA (Bachelor of Arts) with 98,294 applications and BA (Honours) Political Science with 90,195 applications.

The first cut-off list will now be announced on June 30. The university will release five cut-off lists this year.



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