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Every year, millions of budding youngsters get their hopes high and apply for the best colleges not only in Delhi, but all of the country. Students today have many, many options to choose from and sometimes, keeping up with all the colleges and their admission procedures can be a tedious chore in itself. To make matters easy for you, we’ve come up a great guide that will help you figure out how you can conveniently apply for your dream college.

First things first, one part that is crucial for you is that you keep yourself updated with the Delhi University website. Not the website for your dream college, but the university as a whole. The website is constantly updated with the latest information on admissions, forms and procedures, making it a one stop for all useful information.

Apart form that this year, there are some new rules that students must look out for. They somewhat change a major chunk of the procedure and must be kept in mind while applying to the colleges. One of the first rules is that this year, the admission process will not begin from April 15.

Almost every year around this time, students flock to colleges to fill up forms and submit documents, but now, the procedure will begin at a later date. This change is a result of some of the major processes that will be revamped. The academic department is gearing up for the changes and will ensure that the process is conducted in a seamless manner.

As of now, no tentative date of commencement of the process has been announced but should be revealed by next week. Also, there is no update on what the major changes will be, so look out for more news of the same on Knocksense.

For ECA and sports quota admissions, the cut off list and the number of seats will no longer be linked to one another. Since admission of these students has nothing to do with the cut off lists, the authorities will begin trials for the same shortly.

A change that has been confirmed but is not directly related to the admission process, is that now, the penalty for switching streams will be 2% rather than the usual 5%. For example, if one wishes to change their stream from science to humanities, 2% of the marks will be deducted.

We eagerly awaiting the upcoming changes to see whether they actually make a difference in the admission procedure for better or for worse. Till then, all you can do is keep yourself up to date with the news on the official Delhi University website.

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