102%. That is the percentage increase in the number of Class 12 students applying to Delhi University from 2019 to 2020. Massive increase, isn’t it?

Applications - Delhi University

This increase in applications can be attributed to the increase in the number of students appearing for Class 12 exams and also the inflation in board exam marks.

The top three states in terms of application numbers include Delhi (1,42,526 applications), Uttar Pradesh (66,657 applications) and Haryana (50,701 applications)

As of today, Delhi University has 80+ colleges under its purview and offers 500+ programs. Over 7 lakh students are pursuing various undergraduate, postgraduate and other courses. Even today, studying in Delhi University is considered a matter of pride.

Why Is Delhi University In High Demand? 

1. Ranking

Delhi University has been ranked 1st among the top 25 Central Universities and 8th among top 100 universities by Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019. 

The University has also maintained its first position in the country as per the Centre for World University Ranking (CWUR) ranking.

2. Successful Alumni

The success of a university’s alumni is a metric that persuades any student who wants to apply to it. 

Delhi University has been the alma mater for many successful politicians, business magnets, artists, etc. Some of them include Arun Jaitley, Kapil Sibal, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Pilot, Kiran Bedi, Mira Nair, Arnab Goswami, Swara Bhaskar, Rajkummar Rao, etc. We could keep going, but the list is endless. 

In short, Delhi University has nurtured many famous and successful people in their respective fields. 

3. Placements

Delhi University is the go-to university for many leading MNCs and budding startups when they are looking for talented employees. The university has placed 60-70% of its students every year. 

The highest placement package recorded in Delhi University was Rs 37.7 LPA by a student of LSR College of Women in 2019, while the average pay package is anywhere between Rs 7 LPA and Rs 9 LPA. 

If a student’s end goal is to secure a good job at the end of graduation, Delhi University makes it happen. 

4. Affordability

Did you know that the cost of a good education is increasing 8x faster than an average household income? In such a situation, good education with affordable fees is a blessing. 

The fees for undergraduate programs offered by Delhi University range anywhere from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000. Click here for more information on fees structure in various colleges of Delhi University. 

Now that we have decoded the various reasons why Delhi University is in demand, let us give you a list of top 10 colleges of the University and the most sought after courses in those colleges.

Top 10 Colleges of Delhi University

1. St. Stephen’s College

St Stephens College - Delhi University

2. Lady Shri Ram College For Women

Lady Shri Ram College For Women - Delhi University

3. Hindu College

Hindu College - Delhi University

4. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies - Delhi University

5. Shri Ram College of Commerce

Shri Ram College of Commerce - Delhi University

6. Shaheed Bhagat Singh CollegeShaheed Bhagat Singh College - Delhi University7. Miranda House

Miranda House - Delhi University8. Sri Venkateshwara College

Sri Venkateshwara College - Delhi University9. Hansraj College

Hansraj College - Delhi University10. Jesus & Mary College

Jesus & Mary College - Delhi UniversityDo you need help in building the attributes these top 10 colleges of Delhi University colleges are looking for? Reach out to our experienced team of career counsellors at guideme@univariety.com 

Sneha Mashetty
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Sneha Mashetty is a former journalist who covered state politics. With a degree in Journalism & Masters in Electronic Media, she combines her research techniques, versatility in writing for the web, and love for education at Univariety. She has written extensively for International schools, Ed-Tech products, emerging learning technologies for half a decade. An avid reader, a travel lover & a movie buff who loves to have meaningful conversations

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