According to data released by Delhi University, most aspirants this year (around 90%) are from CBSE. In fact, the number of Delhi applicants is more than the combined number of aspirants from Haryana and UP — the next two states from where the maximum applications came.
This year, DU’s admission portal, which remained open from May 15 till the midnight of June 7, received 2,78,574 applications for its undergraduate courses, an increase of 57, 265 from last year.
As per latest data by DU, of these, 2,49,694 come from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the highest number to have come from a single board.
It was followed by the boards of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, which contributed 22,266 and 10,858 aspirants respectively, who registering on the portal.
Incidentally, Delhi accounted for the maximum number of applicants with 1,38,460 aspirants coming from the capital; a number higher than the combination of the number of students from UP (76,042) and Haryana (45,542).
After these boards, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private board, accounted for 9,681 of its students applying for admission in the university. The ICSE results had come much before most of the boards.
Along with the regular boards, DU also received a total of 3,856 applications of students registered with the National Institute of Open Schooling.
The admission process will begin from June 19 when the first cutoff list is published. The university announced that this year there will be five cutoff lists initially, followed by a centralised counselling session with students from SC, ST and OBC categories.