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About Delhi College of Art

Delhi College of Arts Admissions 2018 in BFA application process is likely to start from the first week of May 2018. The candidates seeking admission in Delhi College of Arts to pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) would be required to fill the application form. The College is under the Faculty of Music & Fine Art, Delhi University for all academic matters and is wholly administrated by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Get details on Delhi College of Arts Admissions 2018 in BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Course with specialisation in many fields. Delhi College of Art is a prestigious Institution that was established in 1942 to offer advanced training in Visual Art (Creative and Applied) leading to the BFA degree in University of Delhi. 

Specialisations Offered

1st year is a common course for all the students and is known as the foundation course. The specialisation course begins from 2nd Year and the offered specialisations are:

  • Applied Art
  • Art History
  • Painting
  • Print Making
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Communication

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About College of Art: Bachelor of Fine Arts or BFA

  • College of Art is the only College of Delhi University that offers the Bachelor in Fine Arts degree under the Faculty of Music & Fine Art and is also one among the Top Bachelor of Fine Arts Colleges in India.
  • Duration of the course is 4 years with specialisation in disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Applied Art at the Undergraduate Level.
  • For admission to BFA, College of Art conducts an entrance cum Aptitude test which is expected to be conducted in the month of July 2018.
  • For admission, candidates are required to fill an application form which will be available along with an information booklet in the college premises.

Details about the BFA Course

  • More and more emphasis is laid on practical studio work, a study of prescribed theory subjects and research in selected fields.
  • The faculty comprises artists painters, sculptors and graphic designers of national, international repute. Moreover, the selected group of visiting Faculty also visits time and again to the teaching programmes.
  • College of Art also conducts Annual Art Exhibition every academic year in the capital
  • After graduation students can become freelance artists, designers and visualizers or try their hand for employment in Advertising Agencies, Publishing Houses, Government or Private Establishments, Teachers or Administrators or Art Programmes.

Delhi College of Arts BFA Admission 2018 Dates 



Date 2017

Date 2018

Sale and submission of 
Application Forms by hand

5 June 2017 to 20 June 2017

June 3rd week 2018

Online Application Begins

5 June 2017

June 1st week 2018

Last Date for receiving of Application Forms by Registered/ Speed Post/ Courier.

22 June 2017

June 3rd week 2018

Declaration of Eligibility List on the
College Notice Board with Roll No.

27 June 2017


Aptitude Test

2 July 2017


Declaration of Admission/  
Waiting  List Results.

10 July 2017


Payment of Fees for 
Selected candidates

11 & 12 July 2017


Waiting List Opens.

13 July 2017


Session Begins

20 July  2017


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Delhi College of Art Eligibility criteria

Candidates should have passed any one of the below-mentioned examinations with 50% or more marks in the aggregate of five Subjects.

  • Senior School Certificate Examination with all subjects of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
  • Indian School Certificate Examination with all subjects of the Council for Indian School Certificates Examination, New Delhi.
  • Intermediate Examination of all subjects of the Indian University/Board recognised by the University of Delhi.
  • Pre-University (2 years) Examination of an Indian University/ Board recognised by the University of Delhi.
  • Any other Examination recognised as equivalent to the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

Delhi College of Arts Admission in BFA - Relaxation & Concession

  • Relaxation of 5% will be given to the candidates who have taken Drawing, Painting, Sculpture or Applied Art as one of the subjects in their qualifying examination.
  • Concession of 5% marks will also be given to the candidates who belong to the below-mentioned category:
    • For Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ OBC Candidates.
    • For Widows and/ or children of Armed Personnel/ Para-Military Forces.
    • For Physically challenged Candidates.
    • For the wards of Kashmiri Migrants.

Delhi College of Art Application form and Admit Card

The candidates can apply for BFA Degree Course through offline only. There is NO Online Process of filling the BFA Degree Course Application Form. The candidates can obtain the application form by any of the two modes given below. The candidates should know that the only one application form should be submitted.

Click Here to Download Application Form
(The link to apply online will be available soon)

Modes of Application Form Filling for Delhi College of Arts Admissions 2018

  • By Hand: Candidates can purchase the Application Form from the Academic Cell of the College on cash payment of Rs.500 for General/ OBC Category and Rs. 250 for SC/ST and Physically challenged (Deaf & Dumb & Physically challenged)  categories.
  • Download Application form: Candidates can also download the Application form from the official website. For the downloaded application form, the candidates have to pay the Application Fees via Demand Draft. Demand Draft has to be drawn from  State Bank of India or/ a crossed  Indian Postal Order payable to the DDO,  College of Art, New Delhi, at New Delhi. 

Payment of Fee

  • Online on College Website
  • Crossed Indian Postal Order
  • DD from SBI payable at New Delhi

Submission of the Application Form

  • By Hand
  • Registered Post/Courier

The duly filled in Application form along with documents must reach the Office of the Principal or deliver personally against Counter  Foil at the College between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on any working day including Saturday on or before the due date or Via Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier. Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form and then make the final submission as the candidates need to know that once the application gets submitted, the candidates will not be able to change the details of the application form

Enclosures to be sent along with the Application Form

Candidates have to attach the following Photostat attested documents/certificates with the Application Form:

  • Mark Sheet of Class 12 or equivalent
  • Age Certificate (Class 10 Mark Sheet)
  • Two copies of photographs of self-attested have to be pasted one each on Application Form and its Counter Foil.
  • Category Certificate - (If Required)
    • SC/ ST/ OBC/ AF & PH category certificate issued by the competent authority in the students’ name. 
  • Income Certificate - Annual Family Income certificate from competent authority if employed or appropriate documentary evidence if otherwise (only for SC/ ST/ OBC Candidates)

Delhi College of Art Fees

The application fee for the General/ OBC and SC/ ST and PH are different. Therefore, the candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their application fee accordingly. The Application fee once paid by the candidates is non-refundable. The candidates can also check the Annual Course Fee structure 2018 on this page below.

Application Fee for Delhi College of Art BFA Course


Amount Payable

General/OBC Category

 Rs 500

SC/ ST and Physically challenged/ PWD

 Rs 250


Delhi College of Art BFA Fee Structure



Amount Payable

Government Fees 

Tuition Fee

Rs 4200

Institutional Fee

Rs 6300

Security Deposit (Refundable)

Rs 5000

Non-Government Fees 

Internal Examination Fess

Rs 1000

Co-Curricular Activities


Training & field visit

 Rs. 500

Extracurricular Activities

 Rs. 400

Annual Gathering

 Rs. 400

Student Welfare

 Rs. 400

Institutional Development 

 Rs. 500


 Rs. 900

University Development Fund

 Rs. 600

Delhi College of Art Result and Counselling

  • Candidates who will secure 50% or more marks in the Aptitude Test will be considered for admission to the Foundation.
  • The Final selection of the candidates will be made by the College strictly in order of merit in the following manner:-



Aptitude Test Marks


Class 12 Merit


  • The List of selected candidates will be displayed on the College Notice Board. No individual communication to the candidates will be sent in this regard. 
  • Candidates who have been selected for admission must join the College by depositing the prescribed fees and other charges.

Delhi College of Art Exam pattern

Candidates have to carry their own drawing board and materials for the Test. Only the answer sheets and clay will be provided by the College. The Aptitude Test will consist of the following papers

Object Drawing

Candidates have to Draw objects with light and shade showing background and foreground in pencil on ½ imperial size paper. (Not Applicable to Art History)

1½ hours.


For art history specialisation only 

Candidates have to identify and write their views/crit on three Visuals on art, artists, period etc

1½ hours.


General Knowledge (For all Specialisations)

 Subjective and Objective type questions related to Art, Personalities,   Events  & Current Affairs 

1½ hours


Composition for applied art specialisation 

 Illustration from memory on a given subject in watercolour, tempera, ink or oil pastels on ¼ imperial size paper.

1½ hours.


For art history specialization

Candidates to write an analysis/premise on a topic to be given at the time of the Examination in about 800 words in either English or Hindi-

1½ hours.


For painting specialisation 

Painting from memory on a given subject in watercolour tempera, ink or oil pastels on ¼ imperial size paper.

1½ hours.


For printmaking specialisation 

Painting from memory on a given subject in watercolour tempera, ink or pastels on ¼ imperial size paper.

1½ hours.


For sculpture specialisation 

Modeling from memory in clay on a given subject

1½ hours.


For visual communication specialization

A test in design to assess concept, application, ability in using line, colour and space in the visualisation on a subject to be given at the time of the examination, in tempera, ink or oil pastel on ¼ imperial size paper.

1½ hours.


Delhi College of Art Important details

BFA Seats Delhi College of Art

Delhi College of Art BFA Seats

The total number of seats in the Foundation class is 195+16 available to the six Specialisations as under:


No. of Seats

Additional Seats

Total Seats

Applied Art




Art History







Print Making








Visual Communication



Total Seats 273 seats


Additional Seats Breakup

  • OBC Seats: 52
  • Deaf and Dumb: 5
  • Kashmiri Migrants: 10
  • Foreign Nationals -11

Reservation for Delhi Students

  • The six seats are reserved for Delhi candidates in each Course and it is the minimum and not the maximum.
  • There is no reservation in favour of students from other Indian States / foreign countries)

Delhi College of Art Contact

Department of Fine Arts
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Phone:011 2700 6900, 23383612, 23387485, 23387571

Email: prcoa.delhi@nic.in

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