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

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Delhi University (DU) Overview

Delhi University is one of the most famous universities in India. It was established in 1922. It provides a plethora of UG, PG, doctoral, and certificate courses like BA, B.Ed, B.Sc, MBA, and LLM, among others. In addition, DU also offers various skill-based courses. At DU, admissions for all the UG courses are now based on CUET, and applicants must clear DUET for the PG courses. It is one of the most popular universities in India. Also, the CUET results are out now; candidates can check their results on the exam's official website-cuet.samarth.in. The last date to fill out the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) form is October 3, 2022. 

Delhi University Latest Updates.

  • November 24, 2022: Delhi University has released the DU Merit List 2022 yesterday; i.e. November 23, 2022 for the spot admissions round.
  • November 24, 2022: DU BEd result 2022 has been declared.
  • November 23, 2022: DU NCWEB Admission 2022: Last Day to Register Against 4th Merit is November 24, 2022. Read more
  • November 23, 2022: DUET Result 2022 has been released for PG, Ph.D. Program.
  • November 23, 2022: DUET PG 2022 results for the LLB course have been declared, candidates can check  DU LLB 2022 results and scorecards
  • November 23, 2022: DU NCWEB 4th cut-off 2022 for BA, and BCom courses has been released. Read more
  • November 22, 2022: DU Admissions 2022: Spot Round Vacancy List has been Released. Read more
  • November 21, 2022: Delhi University has released the vacant seats list for the first round of DU spot admission 2022. Read more
  • November 18, 2022: DU LLB 2022 application correction facility for updating college preferences has been extended till 25 November.
  • November 17, 2022: DUET 2022 results for PG and PhD courses will be released on the official website of NTA and Delhi University.
  • November 17, 2022: DU academic council to discuss the second-semester syllabus on November 22, 2022.
  • November 16, 2022: DU Admission 2022: First seat allotment for ECA, Sports, CW categories out.

Admission to all the undergraduate courses at Delhi University for the academic year 2022- 23 will be conducted based on CUET (Central Universities Entrance Test). As per the Govt. of India's latest updates regarding the use of CUET for admissions, all public universities are required to 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.

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Delhi University Quick Insights

NAAC accredits Delhi University, and its 5 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 
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 2022

Delhi University Registration for 2022-2023 is open now. Given below are the important admission dates to be noted. 

Event  Date
Last date to apply for DU NCWEB admission 2022 September 25, 2022
DU first cutoff list First Week of October 2022
Admission against the First cutoff list First Week of October 2022
DU Second cutoff list Second Week of October 2022

Delhi University Ranking

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.

  • 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.
  • It 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

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 2022
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

Delhi University offers UG, PG, doctoral, and certificate courses in multiple disciplines such as arts, commerce, science, engineering, etc. 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 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 + GATE Scores

Read More: Delhi University Courses

Delhi University Fee Details

DU 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

Read More: Delhi University Fee Structure

Delhi University Departments

Delhi University offers various UG and PG courses under 15 faculties. Each faculty consists of various departments. The following table enlists the 15 faculties of the university

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

Delhi University Admission

Delhi University 2022 admissions are in process. 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

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?

Delhi University is a worldwide recognized university honored 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.

  • 80 academic departments
  • 7 lakh + students
  • 500+ programs offered and are 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 fiber-optic network on the north and the south campuses connecting all colleges and departments.
  • The exchange student programs.

Delhi University Academic Advantages

Delhi University contributes to various attributes of education by producing technically and intellectually 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.
  • In several successful Moodle models, the multi-media interactive contents are 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 the new technologies in pedagogy.
  • It offers various distance learning courses on both UG and PG level.

Delhi University Vs Top Universities in India

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. The labs and lecture halls have desktops, LCD projectors, and printing facilities. 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 and the countries they belong to

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

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. Sir Maurice Gwyer, the former Vice-Chancellor, realizing the importance of distinguished faculty acting as role models, relentlessly searched for talent all over the country and brought eminent teaching staff to the university. 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. The international relationship between the University of Delhi and foreign universities facilitates the exchange of students, faculties, and other administrative staff.

Delhi University Alumni

Delhi University, apart from all the academics and the cultural festivals, has given our country some of the most profound and notable alumni. 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 Naukri.com, 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

Delhi University (DU) Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
34 MBA
3 University
13 University

Exams Accepted by Delhi University (DU)

CAT

Exam Date: Nov 27, 2022

CUET

Exam Date: Aug 24, 2022

Result Date: Sep 16, 2022

DUET

Exam Date: Oct 17, 2022

Result Date: Nov 22, 2022

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.

Delhi University (DU) Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

3.8

Based on 14 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

>4-5 star

7

>3-4 star

5

>2-3 star

0

1-2 star

0

Component Rating (Out of 5)

Academics & Faculty

4.3

Fees and Scholarship

3.9

Placements & Internships

3.1

Hostels & Food

3.8

Clubs & Associations

3.5

Social Atmosphere

4.3

International Exposure

4

College Infrastructure

3.6

Praveen | BA Program, batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

  • 4.3
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
Clubs & Associations

boys are having  very good society and the very good behaviour in college and other brothers and friends and for girls, good facility for sports .boys and girls are having  very high competition in other colleges with other competitors in quiz games and stay and cultural movement programs

College Infrastructure

Everything is well and good college is very clean with the library, greenery etc

Vipin | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 03, 2018

  • 3.2
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
Clubs & Associations

The societies of students are very well arranged the students perform very well on many occasions on the occasion for festivals management pack sports and cultural activities they take part in these activities and in general the life is very good in the college.

College Infrastructure

The hostel fees are very low and then there are many hostels in the college and students can enjoy a good food in the canteen. classrooms had Wi-Fi and labs also have Wi-Fi, libraries, dining halls everything is there.

Prashant | Master of Arts [MA] (Philosophy), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018

  • 3.9
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
Academics & Faculty

A daily routine of Monday to Friday. Yes, the quality of education is very high. Professors are very supportive nature.

College Infrastructure

Department has fully air conditioner building. The classroom is digital and has good sitting arrangements.

Shivam | Bachelor of Arts [BA], batch of 2015

Reviewed on May 01, 2017

  • 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
Academics & Faculty
  • Classes start from 9am-5pm at the university of Delhi, New Delhi.
  • The quality and method of teaching is good.
Fees and Scholarship
  • The course Fees is Rs 10205 per year at the university of Delhi, New Delhi.
  • Scholarships are available.

Shalini | , batch of 2014

Reviewed on May 01, 2017

  • 4.4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Social Atmosphere 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
Fees and Scholarship
  • a very good option for students from different financial class as course fees is minimal and varied opportunity of stipend at the university of Delhi, New Delhi.
  • The scholarship for research scholars. the Subject wise scholarship is also available to promote interest for econometric subjects.
Academics & Faculty
  • The curriculum aims at an all-round professional development of a student and is totally focused on giving a practical first-hand experience of work environment that prepares a student for the professional career ahead at university of Delhi, New Delhi
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