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Delhi University
The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is one of the top-ranked central universities in India. The university has a rich heritage and legacy. It is alma mater of many Government ministers including Arun Jaitely, Naveen Patnaik, Subramanian Swamy, etc. It is famous as a budding ground for future intellectuals, thinkers and policymakers. DU was established in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. It is a collegiate university, it’s main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges. Around 77 colleges and 5 other institutes have affiliation from the Delhi University. The university consists of three colleges, two faculties and 750 students at its founding. Since then, it became India’s largest institution of higher education and among the largest in the world. The university has a total of 86 departments in 16 faculties.

One of the Highest Education counts

Delhi University is one of the most sought after institutions of higher learning in the country. A number of the university’s departments receive grants under the Special Assistance Program of the University Grants Commission in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. Several departments of Delhi University has been given the status of Centre for Advanced studies. These include the Department of Chemistry, Dept of Zoology, geology, sociology and History. The university has one of the highest publication counts among the universities of India.
The annual honorary degree ceremony of DU has been conferred upon several people. This includes Super start Amitabh Bachchan, former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, famous Cartoonist R K Laxman and Chemist C.N. R. Rao. Also, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown has been conferred with an honorary degree by the university. Notable alumni of the university include Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Mallika Sherawat, Tisca Chopra and Journalist Ravish Kumar, Arnab Goswami, etc.

Campuses –

The University runs 90 affiliated colleges spread across Delhi. Delhi University has two main campuses one in North Delhi and another campus is in South. North Campus hosts the three founding colleges of DU which constituted the University of Delhi when it was established. The North campus has 13 colleges geographically centred on the Faculty including Arts, Science, Law and Management. North campus is the home to prestigious institutions like Miranda House, Hindu College, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi school of Economics, and many more. While the south campus is the home to colleges such as Sri Venkateswara College, Jesus and Mary College, and SP Jain Centre for Management Studies etc. The South Campus is spread across 28 hectares
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Faculties and departments

Delhi University has 16 faculties, 86 academic departments and two affiliated faculties including Faculty of Ayurvedic and Unani Medicine. Ayurvedic and Unani medicine awards to degrees to students in Ayurvedic medicine and Unani medicine.
1. Faculty of Applied Social Sciences & Humanities
2. Faculty of Arts
3. Faculty of Commerce and Business studies
4. Faculty of Education
5. Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences
6. Faculty of Law
7. Faculty of Management studies
8. Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
9. Faculty of Medical Sciences
10. Faculty of Music and Fine Arts
11. Faculty of Open learning – for distance education
12. Faculty of Science
13. Faculty of Social Sciences

Centres and Institutes of DU –

The University of Delhi has about 28 centres and Institutes. There are four categories of centres and institutes.
1. Postgraduate centres –
Dr B.R Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research
Institute of Informatics and Communication
Delhi School of Economics
Delhi School of Journalism
2. Centres –
Cluster Innovation Centre
D.S Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education
Agriculture Economics Research Center
Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystem
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment.
The Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education.
The Centre for Science Education and Communication
Developing Countries Research Centre
The women’s Study Development Centre
The University Science Instrument Centre (USIC)
3. Recognized Institutes –
The Institute of Life-Long learning (ILLL)
The Ahilya Bai College of Nursing
The Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy
The Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education
Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute
School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
4.Affiliated Institutions –
Army Hospital (Research and Referral)
Central Health Education Bureau
G.B Pant Hospital
Hindu Rao Hospital
Institute of Human Behaviour and Applied Sciences
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Applied Sciences
Kasturba Hospital
National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
Delhi University

Courses –

The University of Delhi offers a total of 240 courses. These courses include undergraduate, postgraduate, M. Phil and PhD degrees in different disciplines. Along with UG, it offers PG courses. UG courses include disciplines such as management studies, education, computer science, engineering, information technology, manufacturing process. In addition to that, the college also offers UG courses in automation engineering, biotechnology, Unani medicine and Ayurveda. Postgrad courses include political science, Sanskrit, English, mathematics, commerce, history, chemistry, philosophy, economics. 75 courses run under the 3-year undergraduate programme structure expects and MBBS etc. While DU offers 70 postgraduate courses. It also offers MPhil in about 28 subjects. In addition, DU also offers more than 90 certificate courses and 28 Diplomas.

Entrance Exams –

The University of Delhi conducts entrance test for admission to P.G, M.Phil and PhD degree programs. DU also conducts entrance exam for some selected UG courses respectively. The entrance test consists of both objective and subjective type questions and the maximum marks for the entrance exam are 100. The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the entrance test and qualifying examination.

Scholarships –

1.Undergraduate Scholarships –
Dr V.KR.V Rao Endowment Book Grant
Sh. Prem Prakash Award
Shri Uggesrain Memorial Education Endowment Book Grant Ganga Sant Book Grant
2. Postgraduate Scholarship –
Delhi University and All India Postgraduate Scholarship
His Holiness and Pope Scholarship
3.Departmental Scholarships –
Madan Mohan Memorial Scholarship
Dr G.S Sarin Scholarship
Dr N.C Kapoor Memorial Scholarship
Prof.HC Gaur Scholarship

Ranking –

The University ranks at 474 positions internationally in the QS World University Ranking of 2020. DU ranks at 67 positions in Asia in 2020 and 42 among BRICS Nations in 2019 by the same ranking. Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020 ranked it 601 – 800 in the world, 155 in Asia and 147 among emerging economies university ranking in 2020. Scimago Institution’s rankings ranked it 573 overall among the universities around the world. DU ranks at 18th position overall in India and 11 among Universities by National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020.
While taking to GYV Suraj Kumar student of  BA honours Hindi Patrakarita awem Jansanchar at Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, DU said, “As DU has produced a number of successful alumni, I chose DU because of its academic work and performance. After taking admission in DU University, I felt the same I have heard about”. Faculties are very supportive and they are always ready to help us with any queries.
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