Delhi University on Sunday extended the last date for payment of fees to secure undergraduate seats under the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) to October 25 by 2 pm from the earlier deadline of October 24 at 5 pm.
Delhi University Secretary Vikas Gupta said, “On the request of the candidates and keeping in view the Diwali celebrations, the last date for payment of membership fee by the candidates has been extended till 2 pm on Tuesday.”
He added that candidates who do not pay the application fee by Tuesday will not be able to participate in the next rounds of CSAS. “Only candidates who pay CSAS first round admission fee will be given ‘upgrade’ option. Information about available seats, if any, will be displayed on Wednesday at 10 am,” Mr. Gupta added.
This year, the university introduced a new admissions process centered on the CSAS portal, which takes into account the results obtained in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and allocates places to applicants based on their desired program and university combinations.
The university said that candidates who have enrolled in CSAS Round 1 can choose to “upgrade” and reschedule their preferences from 10:00 AM on October 26 to 4:59 PM on October 27. “Candidates must refer to the university’s admission website for all updates and admission schedules. The second CSAS allotment list will be released on October 30,” he added.
There are unlikely to be many vacancies as 72,860 candidates out of 80,164 have taken admission in the college and courses allotted to them in the first round of DU seat allotment. The representatives of the university said that they will get a clearer picture of the number of vacant places after the first round only after the deadline for payment of tuition fees closes. Till Sunday evening, 43,798 applicants had paid the admission fee and secured their seats, said a DU official.