According to a TOI report, the number of admissions the university received from students residing abroad has dropped by 27.5 percent. Not only did the university see a lower enrollment percentage this year, but also a drop in applications. The percentage dropped to 28 percent.
Delhi University sent 2,300 applications to foreign students but only 500 confirmed for the new academic session and some self-paying candidates have joined Delhi-NCR universities and have already started classes.
This year, a large number of students joining Delhi University will be from Nepal and some have received scholarships from the Union Governments and joined Bangalore, Aligarh and Hyderabad universities.
According to a TOI report, the reason behind the low enrollment of foreign students is the delay in the CUET results, which forced these students to take admission in Delhi-NCR universities when classes began two months ago. There were some students who were waiting for their results since July and were not sure if they would be able to join and another reason was the financial crunch of students from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal where the economy was unstable so only students from a decent economic background could enroll.
The most popular subjects chosen by foreign students are BCom Honours, Economics, Computer Science and Bachelors of Business Economics