Delhi University (DU): Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Ayesha Taneem Ayesha Taneem | Nov 23, 2023
Ayesha Taneem
Ayesha Taneem

Updated on - Nov 23, 2023

Latest Updates for Delhi University (DU)

DU admission 2023 for UG, PG & BTech programme to end on October 13, 2023. Delhi University was established in 1922 and provided a plethora of UG, PG, doctoral, and certificate and skill-based courses like BA, B.Ed, B.Sc, MBA, and LLM, among others. DU UG admissions are based on CUET, and applicants must clear DUET for the PG courses. 

Admission to all the undergraduate courses at Delhi University for the academic year 2023 will be conducted based on CUET (Central Universities Entrance Test). As per the Govt. of India's latest updates regarding using CUET for admissions, all public universities must make it mandatory. Hence, Delhi University's Dean of Admission has announced that the university will now begin to consider CUET for its UG admissions this year henceforth. However, the admission criteria for PG admission remain the same- the candidates must appear in the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) for admission.

Economical course fees and accommodation makes DU an attractive option for students seeking quality education at feasible prices. Learn more on GetMyUni Verdict.

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Delhi University Quick Insights

DU/Delhi University is one of the most famous universities in India. UGC has recognised it as an institute of excellence. DU and its five departments, namely chemistry, geology, zoology, sociology, and history, have been awarded the Centres of Advanced Studies status. Other highlighting features are given below

Delhi University(DU), Delhi
Year of Establishment 1922
Type of University Public
Chancellor Vice-President of India
Visitor President of India
Accreditations NAAC, UGC
Recognition NIRF, CWUR, Institute of Eminence (IOE) by the MHRD
No. of Affiliated Colleges 90
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, Diploma, PG Diploma, Open Learning (Distance)
No. of Departments 80+
No. of Courses Offered 500+
No. of Academic Staff 1,060
No. of Students 25,315 (UG 1,271+ PG 20,344)
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Sports, Hostel, Computer Centre
Location New Delhi, India

Delhi University Admission Dates 2023

DU/Delhi University Registration for 2023 is open now. Given below are the important admission dates to be noted. 

Event  Date
Last date for DU PhD admissions January 31, 2023
CUET 2023 Registration Opens April 2023
CUET 2023 Exam Dates May 21, 2023 to May 31,2023

Delhi University Ranking

DU/Delhi University has been ranked at the country's top per the Centre for World University Ranking (CWUR) ranking and is 8th by the NIRF. It is among the top 10 Indian public educational institutions/ universities and the first among Indian public universities under the QS BRICS University Rankings. The index of the university touched 192, one of the highest among Indian universities. Other rankings are as follows.

  • DU/Delhi University ranked 23rd by NIRF in 2022 in the overall category. 
  • The University of Delhi has improved its ranking in QS World University Rankings 2020 by 13 places and is ranked 474.
  • DU/Delhi University has been ranked 1st position among the top 25 Central Universities and 8th among the top 100 universities by Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019.
  • Ranked as 601-800 in Times Higher Education (THE) World among the top universities in 2019
  • Ranked in 156th place by The Asia University Ranking among the top universities in 2019
  • Ranked in the 130th position by The Emerging Economies University Ranking among the top universities in 2019 

Delhi University Affiliated Colleges

DU/Delhi University affiliates 90 colleges under it. Miranda House has been ranked at the top position in the NIRF Ranking 2022 and was consistently ranked the same 4 times for the last few consecutive years. Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Miranda House are the top 2 colleges ranked by NIRF and AIR for 2022.

The list of 10 top Delhi University Colleges affiliated with it are

DU Affiliated Colleges
NIRF Rankings 
Miranda House 1
Hindu College 2
Lady Shri Ram College for Women 5
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College 7
Kirori Mal College 10
St.Stephen's College 11
Shri Ram College of Commerce 12
Hansraj College 14
Sri Venkateswara College 15

Also Read: DU Top colleges and North Campus.

Delhi University Courses

DU/Delhi University offers UG, PG, doctoral, and certificate courses in multiple disciplines such as arts, commerce, science, engineering, etc. The major courses offered by the university are B.Tech, BA, B.Ed, B.Com, B.Sc, M.Tech, MBA. The syllabus for courses at DU is at par with the UGC standards. Below mentioned are a few courses offered by the university. 

Course Duration Selection Criteria
B.Tech 4 Years Marks scored in 10+2 examination + CUET
MBA 2 Years Graduation in relevant discipline+CAT Scores
BA 3 Years Marks scored in 10+2 examination + CUET
M.Phil 2 Years Graduated in Master's(Economics)+DUET Scores
M.Tech 2 Years Graduate in B.Tech/BE + GATE Scores

Delhi University Fee Details

DU/Delhi University admission is confirmed once the candidate makes the fee payment online. The fee varies for different courses different on the university. Below is a list of a few courses and their respective tuition fees. 

Course Total Tuition Fees
B.Tech INR 7.8 Lakh
MBA INR 55,000 to INR 2 Lakh
BA(Hons) INR 20,000 to INR 1 Lakh
M.Phil INR 10,000 to INR 25,000
M.Tech INR 2 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh

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Delhi University Departments

DU/Delhi University offers various UG and PG courses under 15 faculties. Each faculty consists of various departments that conduct academic and co-curricular activities at the institute. The following table enlists the 15 faculties of the university.

Applied Social Sciences and Humanities Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences Social Sciences
Medical Sciences Arts Science
Management Studies Commerce and Business Studies Open Learning
Education  Music Law
Mathematical Sciences Technology Affiliated Faculties 

Delhi University Admission

Admission for courses like BA, B.Ed, B.Sc, MBA, LLM, etc can be done online. Students are shortlisted based on the marks obtained/ secured in the qualifying examination. Applicants must now appear in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and DUET for UG admission and PG admissions, respectively. DUJAT exam has also been discontinued at Delhi University, and now admission to BBA, BMS, and BBE will be based on CUET scores only. 

Delhi University Eligibility Criteria

DU/Delhi University has different eligibility criteria for different courses a student must have for their successful admission to the university. The following are the eligibility criteria for the courses offered at DU.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates are required to pass 10 +2 with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • The best 4 subjects including Math are considered.
  • Candidates are required to qualify in the CUET conducted by the university.

Read More: Delhi University B.Tech Admission Eligibility

Ph.D Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate is required to qualify M.Com/ M.Phil/ MBA/ MIB/ MHROD/ MFC/ MBA [IB]/ MBA [HRD] with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • The candidate must clear the DUET conducted by the university.

MBA/ PGDM Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate is required to qualify bachelor's degree with a 50% aggregate
  • The accepted exam is CAT

Read More: Delhi University Admission

Why Choose Delhi University?

DU/Delhi University is a worldwide recognized university honoured as an Institute of Eminence (IOE) by the MHRD
for its academic excellence and quality education. It has been ranked 1st among the top 25 central universities and 12th among the top universities in India by NIRF 2021. The following are the unique features that set it apart from the rest. DU is also an Institute of Excellence by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

  • 80 academic departments
  • 7 lakh + students attend the DU to meet their educational demands.
  • 500+ programs are offered at Delhi University and approved by academic and executive councils.
  • State-of-the-art research-based institutions.
  • Inter-disciplinary/ multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Five departments- geology, zoology, sociology, chemistry, and history have been awarded the status of the 'Centres of Advanced Studies.
  • It has a fibre-optic network connecting all colleges and departments on the north and the south campuses.
  • The exchange student programs.

Delhi University Academic Advantages

DU/Delhi University contributes to various attributes of education by producing technical and intellectual students with well-defined skills, knowledge, and ethics who are creative thinkers. The following are the academic advantages the students could get benefitted from

  • The concept of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) was developed in 2012, and it provides an online environment of e-resources that caters to several disciplines taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • The cultural fests at Delhi University are a celebrated affair. These call for students' mass participation and allow them to learn new skills. 
  • In several successful Moodle models, the multi-media interactive content is shared via this medium.
  • Various forms of multimedia in the form of audio, video, and short films are provided to students to expose them to new technologies in pedagogy.
  • It offers various distance learning courses on both UG and PG level.

Delhi University Vs Top Universities in India

DU/Delhi University is ranked by NIRF at the top in India at position- 12 compared to the other top universities in India. The list of a few elements compared to the top universities is tabulated below.

Top Universities in India NIRF Ranking (Overall Category) Placement Packages 2021 No. of Courses Offered
Calicut University 60 Median- INR 3.81 LPA (UG), INR 2.06 LPA (PG) 30+
Gujarat University 43 Highest- 3 LPA (UG) 175
Delhi University (DU) 12 Highest- INR 37.8 LPA (UG) 500+
Kerala University 27 Median- INR 3 LPA (PG) 326
Kashmir University 48 Median- 1.8 LPA (UG), 3 LPA (PG) 107

Delhi University Cutoff

Delhi University cutoff 2022 will be released soon. The university considers the CUET score hereafter for all admissions to its various UG courses. Candidates seeking admission to various UG courses are now required to qualify in the Common University Test (CUET) and Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) for PG courses. CUET 2022 results were released on September 16, 2022. 

Expected CUET UG BA(Hons) Cutoff 2022 Data

Category Expected Cutoff %
General / UR 88-92
OBC 83-87
SC 78-80
ST 72-78
EWS 70=72
PwD 80-83

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Delhi University Result

Delhi University result 2021 has been released on its official website for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for semesters 1, 3, and 5. Besides, the results 2021 for MBA in International Business and IB-Part-II (Semester-IV) courses on December 22.

Candidates can check their University of Delhi examination results by the following steps

  1. Visit the official website of the University of Delhi. 
  2. Click on 'Statement of Marks'.
  3. Fill in the credentials, such as roll number along with the captcha, and click on 'Print Score Card.'

Read More: Delhi University Result

Delhi University Infrastructure

Delhi University offers the best facilities for its students and faculty. The computer science department has two computer labs, one seminar room, and two lecture halls. The labs are fully equipped with the latest hardware support and required open-source software. A university intranet provides National Knowledge Network (NKN) connectivity to all the facilities. The libraries at the university partner with the department of computer science to facilitate learning, teaching, and research. The Central Science Library (CSL) is one of the largest science libraries in India. The facilities offered by the university are enlisted below

  • Computer Center
  • Library
  • Convention Center
  • Seminar Room
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostels
  • Health Centre
  • International guest house
  • University guest house

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Delhi University Placements

Delhi University recruitment 2020-21 has produced successful results, with top recruiters being Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte, and EY. 185+ recruiters were visiting the affiliated colleges of the university. The university has established a 'Central Placement Cell' on campus to provide assistance and counseling for employment and self/ social entrepreneurship. It provides logistics facilities to the students during the period of the placements.

  • The highest package offered was INR 37.8 LPA.
  • The lowest was INR 5.41 LPA.

Delhi University Top Recruiters

The Central Placement Cell of DU provides 100% placement assistance to all eligible students enrolled in the university. Some of the top recruiters who visit the university every year are given below.

 Deloitte  EY McKinsey Knowledge Center
ICICI Bank Accenture FIS Global
HCL Technologies Google DE Shaw 

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Delhi University Scholarships

Delhi University offers various scholarships for eligible candidates across the constituent colleges. Some of the Delhi University Scholarships are given below

Scholarship Description

Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Book-Grant

Scholarship is offered to UG students with an amount of INR 100 per month. 
Sh. Prem Prakash Award Scholarship is offered to UG students with an amount of INR 250 per month. 
Datia Darbar Endowment Scholarship Scholarship is offered to PG M.A. in Economics students with an amount of INR 125 per month. 
hi StPt. Manmohan Nath Dhar scholarship Scholarship is offered to UG students with an amount of INR 100 per month. 

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Delhi University Collaborations

Delhi University extends its academic affairs globally by reaching out to fraternal institutions worldwide for collaborative programs, research, and student exchange programs. It has signed MoUs with partner universities across 35+ countries. The following is the list of some of the partner universities.

International Collaborations

Countries Partner Universities
Canada Concordia University, University of British Columbia
Australia Macquarie University,  University of Wollongong, University of Melbourne
France Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3 
USA The State University of New York at Oswego,  California State University, Fresno
UK King’s College London/ University of Bradford, University of Edinburgh, Bath Spa University
Switzerland The University of Teacher Education, State of Vaud

National Collaborations

  • Delhi University Computer Centre
  • Ladakh University
  • ICT Academy 
  • National Law University Delhi
  • National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)
  • Dorjee Khandu Government College Tawang (DKGCT), Arunachal Pradesh
  • Defence Research and Development Organization
  • Department of Anthropology, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

Delhi University Faculty

With a total strength of 1,060 academic staff members from across India and abroad, Delhi University has emerged as a symbol of excellence. The university has many inspiring role models and eminent personalities visiting the campus, such as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai, and so on. The teaching faculties facilitate various forms of multimedia in the form of audio, video, and short films to expose the students to the latest technologies in pedagogy. 

Delhi University Alumni

DU/Delhi University, apart from all the academics and the cultural festivals, has given our country some of the most profound and notable alumni. The alumni have brought laurels to the country and the university. Mentioned below are some inspirational and famous alumni of the university.

Notable Alumni Profession
Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Founder and executive chairman of Info Edge Ltd, Owns, Co-founder of Ashoka University
Amitabh Bachan
Indian film actor, television host, producer, and a playback singer
Amitav Ghosh Writer
Siddharth Malhotra Indian Actor, Former Model
Shahrukh Khan
Indian actor, anchor, film producer, and television personality
Imtiaz Ali Indian film producer, director, actor, and writer

Delhi University (DU) Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 473
Year of Establishment 1922
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 431198
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC

Delhi University (DU) Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#11 in 2023 University
#407 in 2023 University
#3 in 2023 University
#3 in 2021 University
#34 in 2019 MBA

Delhi University (DU) Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
MBA -- 2 Years
LLB -- 3 Years
BSc ₹26,693 3 Years
MTech -- 2 Years
BBA -- 3 Years
BCom -- 3 Years
BFA -- 3 Years
B.Lib.I.Sc -- 1 Year
B.P.Ed -- 3 Years
M.Ed -- 2 Years

Delhi University (DU) Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Delhi University (DU)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Offline On Campus

BBA [Bachelor of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CUET

Exams Accepted: CUET

MFA [Master of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

BUMS [Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NEET

Exams Accepted: NEET

Advance Diploma

Offline On Campus

DM [Doctorate of Medicine]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NEET PG

Exams Accepted: NEET PG

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Offline On Campus

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Offline On Campus

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted by Delhi University (DU)

Delhi University (DU) FAQs

How much percentage is required for DU?

Minimum of 75% aggregate marks is required for general category with 85% in English. For OBC/SC/ST categories, 55% is required.

How can I get admission in Delhi University?

The selection process is administered based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams that Delhi University conducts. In addition, the college accepts online and offline modes of application. Delhi University announces admission through CUCET or DUCET from 2022-23

What is the rank of Delhi University in world?

DU is ranked 635 in Best Global Universities and ranked 5 in Best Global Universities in India.

Are there any entrance exams for DU admissions?

Yes, DU conducts entrance exams for admission to PG, M.Phil., and Ph.D. degree programs.

Is DU admission first come first serve basis?

No, it is not on a first come first serve basis. DU admissions are made online based on the eligibility criteria and the cut off marks. From 2022, CUET exam scores will be considered for admission to various courses.

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Reviewed on Jul 06, 2023
3 Entrance
5 Fees
4 Academics
3 Infrastructure
1 Placements
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : No information was provided regarding placements in different companies by the placement society of the college, as many of my college friends and myself didn't get placed after my graduation.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : I didn't give any entrance exam as I gav

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Bisma Shoeb Batch 2019 BA English Honours
Reviewed on Mar 02, 2023
4 Entrance
5 Fees
4 Academics
3 Infrastructure
4 Placements
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : For my particular course, on-campus placement opportunities were pretty less but off-campus opportunities were pretty nice. I guess having completed my graduation from this college and university, did add to my credibility and made me quite a use

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Kavish Khan Batch 2022 Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA] (Computer Science)
Reviewed on May 07, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions : *Eligibility 12 pass out with 40% results, Admission is through merit-based or Through the Entrance based. * Highest 4 subject marks!

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Praveen Mandal Batch 2019 BA [Bachelor of Arts]
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018
4 Fees
4.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Criteria are 12th pass with any steam and process is only merit bases high percentage cut But Admission for BA Program Minimum percentage 70-75 % for DU Admission.

Fees & Scholarships : First Year Fee is INR 5000 Approximately And Second

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Vipin Kumar Batch 2020 BSc [Bachelor of Science]
Reviewed on Apr 06, 2018
2.5 Placements
3 Fees
4 Academics
3 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : There are a lot of companies that offer jobs and placement for the students and the companies include the foreign companies and also the Indian companies like HCL, Tata, and other various companies which offer jobs to students.

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