University of Delhi (DU) is one of the first educational institutions to be granted the status of Institute of Eminence. DU is a collegiate research university located in New Delhi. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges.
Established in 1992, consisting of three colleges, two faculties, and 750 students at its founding, the University of Delhi has since become India’s largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the north region.
Currently, DU has more than 90 affiliated colleges and four other institutions under it. The university is scattered across New Delhi on different campuses, the biggest being the North Campus and South Campus. The vice-president of India is the acting chancellor of the University of Delhi.
DU’s chemistry, geology, zoology, sociology and history departments have been awarded the status of Centres of Advanced Studies. In addition, a number of the university’s departments receive grants under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC, for their outstanding academic works.
There are 240 courses available at the university for undergraduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG). UG Courses includes Management Studies, Education, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, etc. Apart from these the university also offers 70 post-graduate degrees and MPhilin about 28 subjects. In addition to these, it offers 90+ Certificate courses and 28 Diplomas. There are 15 Advanced Diplomas offered in various languages.
DU takes admission for UG on the basis of scores secured in the senior secondary examination, whereas for the admission of PG admission the admission will be either merit based or the admission will be made on the basis of the entrance examination conducted by the university.