DU Admission 2022: UG Courses (Step-by-Step Guide)
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DU Admission 2022: UG Courses (Step-by-Step Guide)

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The University of Delhi is set to start its admission counseling for the Undergraduate courses with the announcement of the CUET 2022 results. However, the process of seeking admission to University of Delhi is different from the past years. 

Here you can find the complete guide for how to enrol in the courses if you have taken the CUET 2022, explained in the simplest steps for you. 

Latest Updates about UG Admissions at University of Delhi 2022

If you appeared for the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) 2022 for undergraduate admission, then you must be awaiting your results now. With the National Testing Agency (NTA) all set to announce the results for the CUET 2022, it is important to be completely clear about the process so as to maximise the chances of landing in the course and college of your choice. 

What is Different? 

With the introduction of the mandatory CUET examination for admission to courses of higher education (UG and PG), the admission procedure to University of Delhi has altered majorly.

  1. From this year, no colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi will release their individual cut-off lists for admission to their undergraduate courses. 
  2. The University of Delhi will conduct its admission with the help of a new system- the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) . 
  3. Students who have appeared in CUET will also have to register separately on the CSAS portal of DU. 
  4. Instead of choosing their own college and courses, the students will have to fill-in their preferences for the courses and colleges. 
  5. The CSAS portal will allocate seats to the students based on the eligibility conditions, preference of the student, seat availability and the CUET performance of the student.  

Complete Guide of Admission to University of Delhi Undergraduate Courses 2022

Now that you know the basic difference in the admission process for UG courses this year, we have provided you with the detailed step by step guide for the process. 

  • Selection of Subjects during CUET

While filling out the form for the CUET 2022, you would have selected the various subjects you wanted to take up a course on. Based on these subjects that you selected and took the test for, your seat allocation for graduation will be conducted. 

  • What is the CSAS Portal?

The University of Delhi has announced that it will conduct its admissions with the help of a new Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) through which students would be allocated with seats. 

This CSAS system will systematically allocate seats to students. But how does the portal work? Here is the full breakdown of the process:

  • All students interested in pursuing a full-time undergraduate course from the University of Delhi will have to register on the CSAS portal. 
  • A non-refundable fee of INR 250 (for UR, EWS, OBC categories) or INR 100 (for SC, ST and PWBD categories) will be needed for students to register themselves on the portal. 
  • Once the students have registered successfully on the CSAS portal, they will be needed to fill in their full details in the application form. 
  • For this, the students will have to fill in their personal details, details about caste category (along with relevant documents in the format prescribed by the university) as well as academic details and the digital copies of the documents. 
  • After having completed the section about personal and academic details, the next step is to fill out all the courses and the colleges you want to seek admission in. 
  • The student will also be required to form combinations of the courses and colleges and then rank their preferences for each combination in an order. 
  • This step must be performed very carefully since once you have filled in the details of your preference of college-course combinations, your seat allocation will also be conducted accordingly. 
  • NOTE: The CUET samarth portal has now opened a correction window (last date for corrections: 15 September 2022) through which students can correct or rectify their personal and caste details as well as the choice of universities. 
  • Once the NTA announces the results of the CUET 2022 for the UG courses, the students will have to fill in their equipercentile score (the score format for the results of CUET 2022 as announced by UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh) on the CSAS portal. 
  • As per the available information, DU will keep the CSAS portal open till the evening of October 3 for students to enter their updated details and choice of colleges and courses. 
  • Once the results of CUET as well as preferences have been filled by students, the process of admission counselling is to start. 
  • In the admission counselling, students will be allocated a seat by the CSAS portal based on a number of factors :
    1. Eligibility Criteria of the college and how well the candidate meets the eligibility. 
    2. Preference of college-course combinations as filled by the student. 
    3. Performance of the student in CUET 2022 
    4. Availability of seats in the course in the college
    5. Caste Certificate of the student etc. 
  • After the seat is allocated to the student in the first round of counselling, the candidate’s admission to the college and course will be further confirmed after screening of the application by the college. 
  • The student will then have to either accept or refuse the seat allocated to them. In case of accepting the seat allocated, they will secure their seat by paying the admission and course fee to the college within  a given time period. 
  • The student can either ‘freeze’ their seat (i.e. confirm their admission in that college for the given course) or choose the option of ‘upgrade’ (i.e. keep the upgradation option available to be able to seek another allocation in the successive rounds of counselling). 

Top Colleges in University of Delhi 

Here are some of the top colleges of DU that you can target for admission: 

Delhi University Top Colleges

College NIRF Ranking
Miranda House1
Hindu College2
Lady Shri Ram College For Women5
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College7
Kirori Mal College10
St. Stephens’s College11
Shri Ram College of Commerce12
Hans Raj College14
Sri Venkateswara College14
Lady Irwin College16
Acharya Narendra Dev College18
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College21
Gargi College23
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences25
Deshbandhu College28
Daulat Ram College29
Maitreyi College34
Dyal Singh College35
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women36
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College39
Kamala Nehru College40
Ramanujan College41
Jesus & Mary College44
Maharaja Agrasen College48
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies51

How to go about it

So, what can be done now? Here we have listed down some of the essential steps for you that you need to do if you are seeking admissions in the University of Delhi through CUET 2022. 

  • Head to the official CUET portal (https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/) and login using your credentials. You can use the correction window to make corrections in your personal details and caste category details. 
  • Stay updated about the announcement of the CUET results as NTA is expected to announce the results of the entrance exam soon. 
  • Ensure that your caste certificate (if applicable) is in the format prescribed by DU. 

Important Points to Keep in Mind

The admission procedure being significantly different from the previous years in University of Delhi, here we have listed some of the basic factors you should keep in mind. 

  • Firstly, the correction window on the CUET platform will close today, i.e. 15 September 2022. So in case you want to update your details, head to the CUET official portal today and make the corrections. 
  • The correction window is unpaid if you want to change your personal details or your choice of universities. But if you want to update your caste category, some nominal charges  may be applicable. 
  • It is advisable to not limit your options for higher education to University of Delhi. So to be on a safer side, you can choose a number of prestigious universities to which you can apply as well in case you aren’t allocated a seat in the college of your choice in DU. 
  • The registration fee paid on the CSAS portal is non-refundable
  • While filling the application on the CSAS portal, take extra caution to put up the preferences in the right order since this cannot be changed and will ultimately decide the seat you are allocated. 
  • During the admission counselling rounds, it is possible for you to seek an upward allocation based on your preference list, but a downward change is not possible. So in case you are allocated a seat in a course and college, you cannot seek seat allocation in another course or college that is below the prior seat in the list of preferences filled by you. 
  • You can either choose to freeze your seat or select the option for upgradation to seek another seat in the next rounds of counselling. 
  • For all the students who are unable to register themselves on the CSAS portal for any reason, before every fresh round of counselling, the university will open the portal for new registrations. However, their applications will only be considered after the applications of the prior applicants have been taken into account. 
  • You must carefully fill in the details about your marks and percentage in class 12th as these scores will be used in case of tie-breaking. 
  • As per the Vice Chancellor of the university, the trials for the Sports Quota and the ECA categories will be conducted after 10 October 2022. 

So, with the help of this easy-to-follow guide, you can ace the process of seeking admissions in the University of Delhi after appearing for CUET 2022.

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