What If Not DU? Indian Universities in Delhi Worth Applying to


Each year, an explosive number of applications are filed with University of Delhi, and the limited seats mean that for a majority of the applicants, hopes of getting into the most-sought University are shattered. However, the soaring cut-offs do not necessarily have to mean that you give up all hope. Delhi is also home to several other Universities with as much academic rigour and extra-curricular participation.

So, do not make the mistake of applying to DU only. It is always good to have a choice, as a cushion, if nothing else. We save you the trouble with this handy list of options:

  • Ambedkar University:

Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) began functioning in 2008 and has earned a competitive streak with DU. It offers a total of 7 courses, namely, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science and Humanities, and Sociology. Like DU, applications are online till June 23.

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University:

Often referred to as IP University, it provides a plethora of courses at the UG level. With a number of affiliate colleges around Delhi, it is one of the preferred choice, especially if you are looking for a college life, replete with cultural festivals, clubs, associations and the like.

  • IGNOU:

If you are looking for distance learning as a mode to further your studies, IGNOU is the most sought option. Information about admissions and courses is available on its website.

  •  Jamia Millia Islamia: 

JMI is a central University conducting degree courses in engineering, humanities, languages, law and sciences. Currently, UG admissions have been closed except for the BDS program which is open till May 20.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University:

Largely  famous for its  leading faculties and research emphasis on liberal arts and applied sciences, JNU also offers UG courses.  The scope of study is vast and worth exploring with School of International Studies (SIS), School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (SL), School of Life Sciences (SLS), School of Social Sciences (SSS), School of Environmental Sciences (SES), School of Computer & Systems Sciences (SC&SS), School of Physical Sciences (SPS), School of Computational and Integrative Sciences (SC&IS), School of Arts & Aesthetics (SAA), School of Biotechnology (SBT), being just a handful of the offered streams.


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