Delhi University has a provision for Inter College Migration which is a great way for undergraduate students to change colleges without wasting an academic year. It acts as a second lifeline for students who wish to shift to a more suited college environment for themselves.
So, make it a point to work hard in your first year as the procedure of migration mainly rests on the percentage/grade secured in first year.
On paper, every college in Delhi University allows inter college migration in the same degree course. But a closer look at the provisions state that migration is a permissive facility and not an obligatory one. It all depends on the concerned incoming and outgoing colleges. Individual colleges may release their own eligibility criterion like this. A student’s percentage/grade in the first year is one of the most important factors which determines whether one is eligible to migrate to a certain college or not. So make it a point to work hard in your first year examinations.
It is not an easy task to do and can get cumbersome. Since inter-college migration is not a right, one might also have to come up with a strong case or a valid reason for migrating. Help and advice from teachers can be taken in this regard.
- The student must belong to the undergraduate semester system in a regular DU college. Inter-college migration is not allowed at the post-graduate level.
- Only students of B.A., B.Com, B.A. (Hons), B.Com (Hons), and B.Sc (Hons) can apply for inter-college migration.
- The student, at the time of applying for migration, must be in the beginning of the third semester, i.e. the beginning of the second year.
- The student must have a passing grade in both the first and second semester including main papers, concurrent courses, and qualifying subjects.
- Some colleges also prescribe distance norms that need to be checked by the student in advance.
Terms and Conditions
- Migration to a different college doesn’t allow one to change their course.
- Inter-college migration depends on the availability of vacant seats and the consent of principals from both colleges.
- Such transfers are also subject to the approval of the Academic Council of the University on the individual merit of each case.
- The percentage required for migration varies in different colleges, from course to course.
- The seat is given on merit basis to the applicant, provided they have submitted their applications within the stipulated date and time as released by that particular college.
Both original and self-attested copies are required to be submitted to the administration office or teacher-in-charge of the respective department at the time of migration/admission in the college.
- Migration certificate. Do note that the link is provided for reference only. The relevant instructions regarding the same are provided overleaf on the form in the link.
- A No-Objection Certificate from the principal/head of both the colleges. This acts as a written permit that both parties agree on the matter.
- A college-leaving certificate from the principal/head of the college that the student is currently studying in. Add with this a character certificate.
- Mark sheets of the examinations already passed (Class X, XII, first semester, and second semester)
- Hindi passing certificate
- Passport sized photographs
The original certificates must be collected back by the student after payment of the required fees.
- Candidates seeking inter-college migration are required to submit an application forwarded by the principal of the parent college and a copy of statement of marks/result of passing the first and second semester examinations to the Administration office of the new college.
- Applications of migration from one college to another shall be entertained by the principal of the college from which the migration is sought.
- Here is the link detailing the instructions for obtaining the migration certificate.
- For collecting the no-objection certificate, contact the office of the principal of the concerned college that the student wants to migrate to. Keep note of the office timings.
- The provisional list of candidates recommended for migration will be displayed on the college website, college notice board, and/or departmental notice board in due course of time. Note that the instructions regarding payment of admission fees are specified in the document.
- The necessary alteration in the enrolment entries shall be made by the Registrar in the University Registrar after obtaining the consent of both the principals in writing.
- The actual dates for inter-college migration are issued by the University as per university rules. Usually, the last date for migration falls on in July-August.
Last but not the least, there is no looking back once you’ve migrated. So make your decision wisely.
Note: All the given information is subject to change on the basis of the notification from the University of Delhi.
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