Delhi University will start its academic session on July 21, 2014. However, the fate of those students who were willing to take up two other courses – B.Tech. in Innovation and B.Tech. in Humanities – is uncertain yet.
The scheduled admissions to these courses, which are offered by Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), were supposed to begin on June 24, 2014. But the delay in undergraduate admissions owing to the FYUP controversy between DU and UGC has put the admissions for both of these courses on hold.
“The Online Application Form for CIC UG admissions is not available yet. Fresh dates will be available soon. Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” says the university website.
Both B. Tech. in Innovation and B. Tech. in Humanities were introduced in the Delhi University a year before FYUP. The four-year-long B.Tech. in Humanities offered by CIC extended the option of choosing subjects and studying them at any of DU’s constituent colleges. Like FYUP’s compulsory foundation courses, this course requires students to take common papers in mathematics, communication, technology, language and the culture.
HRD minister Smriti Irani in a fresh development has informed Rajya Sabha that all colleges of Delhi University offering B.Tech. programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science will have to take approval of the All India Council for Technical Education.
These courses were started as part of the FYUP Course in 2013-14. More than 2,000 students were admitted in various B.Tech. programmes but after FYUP was scrapped last month and four year undergraduate courses were reverted to three year, the students already studying in these courses protested. Finally, UGC agreed that only the existing batch will continue but made it clear colleges will have to seek AICTE clearance.Read More
When almost all the popular colleges under DU have closed the undergraduate admissions for the academic year 2014-15, the university has released the fifth cut-off list for a few vacant seats. The eligible candidates who meet the requirements as notified in the Fifth Admission Cut-off list are further advised to complete their admission formalities in the concerned colleges from July 14 and 15 within the stipulated time. Admissions are now open in only a few colleges of the varsity, including some colleges of North Campus. Admissions to B.Com. (P) are open in eight colleges, including Kirori Mal, Ramjas and SGTB Khalsa College. Besides B.Com. (Hons) is available in Indraprastha College with a cut-off of 95.75 percent and PGDAV College with a cut-off of 93 percent. A few seats are available in Economics in Hansraj and Hindu Colleges as well. At Hansraj, cut-offs are down just by a mark to 96.5 percent to 97 percent. Admissions will take place in English through the fifth list at Hansraj, Hindu and Maharaja Agrasen Colleges. Hindu’s cut-off for English is 95.5 percent to 97 percent and Hansraj’s cut-off is 94.5 percent to 96 percent. Among Science courses, seats are available in Chemistry and Zoology at Daulat Ram College; Mathematics, Botany, Computer Science and B.Sc. Physical Sciences at Hansraj; and Physics, Zoology and Statistics at Hindu. DU issued a second list for the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB). Cut-offs for the two courses that NCWEB runs – BA (Programme) and B.Com (P) – are over 80 percent at all of its centres except Siddharth International School. Cut-offs in the first list for this group has increased drastically from last year, though the drop in the cut-off from the first to second list is more significant as compared with mainstream colleges. Candidates can check the firth cut-offs separately for all colleges at the official website of Delhi University.Read More
The last segment of admission process has begun in Delhi University. The fourth cut-off list for admissions to undergraduate courses in Delhi University was released on Thursday night. Only a few options are available for the students. Although some colleges are re-opening admissions to certain courses after withdrawals.
Popular courses such as Economics, English, B.Com. (Hons.), BSc (Hons.) in Computer Science have been over in many colleges of the university. Hansraj, Hindu and Kamala Nehru are among the nine colleges that still offer BA (Hons) in Economics.
B.Com. (Hons) is available in eleven colleges including Gargi, Ramjas and IP College for Women. Also, English course is available at Hansraj, Hindu, Miranda House and five other colleges.
Hansraj College is one of the colleges that has admissions open to many popular courses. It is offering 10 courses, including honours in computer science, botany, chemistry, electronics, mathematics, economics and English. Also, admissions to B.Sc. physical sciences and life sciences, and BA Programme are available in this college.
Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Daulat Ram, Deshbandhu, ARSD and Dyal Singh are among the list of colleges which had closed admission for some courses in the third cut-off list but have re-opened them in the fourth cut off, as a result of withdrawals of admissions. However, the drop in cutoffs has been marginal-0.25 percentage points.
As per an official notification, the eligible candidates who meet the requirements notified in the fourth cut-off list are further advised to complete their admission formalities in the colleges concerned on July 11 and July 12 within the stipulated time.
To check the fourth cut-off list of Arts and Commerce, follow the link: http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/Admissions/Cut-off/2014/Fourth/Artscommerce.pdf
To check the fourth cut-off list of Science, follow the link: http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/Admissions/Cut-off/2014/Fourth/Science14.pdfRead More
Union government, in its bid to boost higher learning with a stress on world class centers of learning across the country, has allocated Rs.27,656 crore for higher education in the Union Budget presented on Thursday. The new figure embarked for higher education is an increase of almost 13% on the amount allocated in 2013.
For the year 2014-15, the central government has allocated Rs.27,656 crore to the department of higher education under the Human Resource Development Ministry compared to Rs.24,485 crore in 2013-14, registering an increase of 12.9%.
Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley, presenting the budget for 2014-15, said the country needed a large number of ‘world class‘ centres of higher learning.
“I propose to set up the Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities in Madhya Pradesh,” he added.
The allocation for the department of school education and literacy saw an increase of 9.93% over 2013-14. The government has set aside Rs.55,115.1 crore for the department for 2014-15.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani has said that the focus of the budget has been on education and skill development (which is good for the overall development of youth).
“In particular, the plan budget on higher education has been considerably increased in 2014-15. In the school education and literacy sector also, the increase has been substantial,” she added.
The Union Government allocated Rs.28,635 crore for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), which aims to achieve universilisation of elementary education in a time-bound manner, and Rs.4,966 crore for the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). The RMSA is aimed to enhance access to secondary education.
“This (the allocation to SSA and RMSA) would strengthen the elementary and secondary school infrastructure in the country and will improve access and quality of education across the school sector and will benefit nearly 23 crore children in schools,” Smriti Irani said.
“To infuse new training tools and motivate teachers, the ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training Programme’ is being launched. I am setting aside an initial sum of Rs.500 crore for this,” Mr. Jaitley announced.
The government also announced the setting up of five new IITs and IIMs in various states across the country.
The minister further announced that a school assessment programme was being initiated at a cost of Rs.30 crore.Read More