DU Admissions 2020: Hike in Percentage of Registrations for UG and PG Courses

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DU ADMISSIONS 2020: HIKE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF REGISTRATIONS IN UG AND PG COURSES
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The number of aspiring candidates waiting to get a seat in Delhi University has always been huge. On the 31 of August, DU Admissions 2020 finally closed. Compared to last year, DU Admissions 2020 has seen a hike in the number of candidates registered. There was a substantial rise of about 37% in the registrations in the Undergraduate and 12% in the Post-graduate courses. Meanwhile, a very marginal rise in the Doctoral courses. If we include the number of students who registered but did not pay the fees, the percentage goes even higher up to almost 53.

2019 vs 2020: Undergraduate Registrations (37% Increase)

As per the official data of Delhi University, 353917 candidates registered and paid the application fee. This number stood at 258388 last year. The difference is nearly 95,529 for UG admissions. This roughly adds up to a 37 percent rise in the number. Meanwhile, unpaid registrations stand at 563669 in 2020, which is approximately 53 percent more than the previous year. About 209752 candidates registered but did not pay the fees. You can get a quick idea about the rise in registrations in each category from the table below:

Registration Details 2019 2020 Difference
Total registrations 367895 563669 +195774
Paid applications 258388 353917 +95529
UR applicants 152478 222829 +70351
OBC candidates 55457 69856 +14399
SC applicants 34262 42377 +8115
ST candidates 7100 8649 +1549
EWS applicants 9091 10206 +1115

2019 vs 2020: Post-graduate Registrations (12% increase)

Post-graduate registrations for Delhi University, too, went up this year. In 2020, 146996 students registered for the PG courses. The number was 131129 in 2019. The difference is 15867 in number and 12 in percentage. There was not much difference between paid and unpaid registrations for DU PG Admission this year. To check the break-up in the category-wise application, refer to the table below.

Registration Details 2019 2020 Difference
Total registrations 154075 183674 +29599
Paid Applications 131129 146996 +15867
UR applicants 70326 76536 +6210
OBC candidates 30335 35115 +4780
SC applicants 19558 22020 +2462
ST candidates 6463 5710 -753
EWS applicants 4447 7615 +3168

2019 vs 2020: Ph.D./ M.Phil Registrations

Admission into Doctoral courses did not see a rise. In fact, there was a difference of 242, who registered more in 2019 than in 2020. As per official reports, 34,306 applications were received in the year 2020. While in 2019, the number stood at 34,548. A category-wise break-up for the candidate who applied for Mphil/Ph.D. course is mentioned in the table below:

Registration Details 2019 2020 Difference
Total registrations 34548 34306 -242
Paid Applications 20862 21699 +837
UR applicants 10788 9130 -1658
OBC candidates 5429 5523 +94
SC applicants 3321 3512 +191
ST candidates 1324 1188 -136
EWS applicants NA 2346 NA

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