NEW DELHI: The Delhi University will offer 5,000 more seats in the undergraduate courses this year when the admission process begins May 28, an official statement said on Tuesday.
"In 2009-10, the total number of seats available for the undergraduate courses in Delhi University were 49,000. In the next academic session of 2010-11, the number of seats will be increased to 54,000," S.K. Vij, dean of students welfare department in the varsity, said.
In 2008, the number of seats available was 42,000. Besides, the university also offers 5,000 seats in professional courses.
Application forms for various courses in the affiliated colleges will be available from May 28. Forms can be bought and submitted from May 28 until June 11.
The first cut-off list for various courses in colleges will be announced June 22 after which students will be able to take admission in the colleges.
In order to help aspiring students, the university has launched a helpline, whose numbers are 011-27662507, 27662508, 24119832, and 24114634. For the first time, the university has also introduced online counselling with teachers and experts.
The university will have open days between May 15-23 on the campus when admission seekers and their parents will get an opportunity to interact with teachers and senior students. For students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, there will be special counselling sessions between May 28-June 11.
"The number of seats reserved for SC/ST will be calculated on the basis of the enhanced number of seats. The seats that remain after deducting the general seats and the SC/ST reserved seats, will be reserved for students applying under Other Backward Classes (OBC) category," the university said.