As per data collated by the university from the 1.35 lakh applications that came in for admissions this year, more than 64,000 of the candidates are from the city. More than 10,000 forms were submitted by OBC candidates for the approximately 5,000 seats available in colleges in the university. Of the 10,000 forms, almost 6,000 are from city students.CBSE.Almost 79,000 of the candidates are from the CBSE board, another 4,000 are from the ISC. The other boards which also send students to DU include UP - with 2900 students,Haryana with 1500 students and Bihar with 1200 students .Number of applications this year from the NIOS - open school - is significantly down from last year. While in 2007 the number was a healthy 1550, this year, its only 1400.
After introducing pin codes in the optical mark reader forms this year,it is possible to tracked the number of applications coming from Delhi, which does not include NCR.In 2007, the admission ratio of outstation to Delhi candidates in popular courses at Lady Sri Ram College was 70:30.In 2007, only 110 students from Delhi made it to SRCC against 203 outstation ones.