Ready for the big jump and need tips to prepare for your student exchange in Delhi? Wondering whether this is for you? This is the place for you to find all info related to being an exchange student in Delhi, with particular references to the University of Delhi (commonly referred to as DU).
Here, I provide first hand advice based on my experience at Hindu College, one of DU’s 77 colleges, and that of the numerous other international students I have met here in the national capital region. This guide to the student exchange is a work in progress, and it will ultimately cover all of the following topics: accommodation, transportation, registration, academics, evaluations, negotiating the bureaucracy and sweet places to go to.
If you have also been an exchange student at DU and want other people who are about to take that massive leap to benefit from your experience, do leave comments – and plenty of them. Also feel free to share this guide with students from your home university coming to DU. If you’re thinking of coming out to India for an exchange, post your questions on this page or on any related page of the Guide to the exchange student in India and I’ll be more than happy to answer them. Enjoy!
N.B.: The links below will be activated as they content gets finalized over the next few days. Check back regularly. Let me know if there are topics you’d like me to prioritize and write about first.
Is it for you?
Overview of my experience at Delhi University
Negotiating the bureaucracy
A few tips to make your life easier
Furnishing your room
Printing and scanning
Mobile and cellphone services
Enhancing your experience
Fun spots on campus
Keep sane: travel outside of Delhi
Note: This guide is based on personal experience and is not a university-sponsored publication. Policies, rules and processes, where they exist, do change and are often applied differently by different staff or colleges. Information here should therefore be used to get a general idea of how things work, and specifics should be validated with university officials.