The Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board’s (NCWEB) latest decision to open a new teaching centre at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College has increased the number of available seats for students by a whopping 500. This is welcome news for female students from Delhi and NCR who wish to enrol into the various graduate and postgraduate courses which are on offer. This also happens to be the 26th teaching centre of NCWEB to be launched, thus expanding the seats of this non-formal education body of the University of Delhi (DU) to over 12,000.
Dr. Anju Gupta, NCWEB’s director, states that though the non collegiate students are not allowed to pursue a full-time course alongside the course they have opted for, they can still “opt for part-time courses and jobs, provided they meet the minimum attendance criteria.” Once the cut-off is cleared, the students must come to class only once a week. Though a slightly unconventional and disconnected form of teaching for some, this could be a boon for others wishing to pursue a part-time course, in addition to the one which they are enrolled in. The non collegiate programmes utilise the existing infrastructure of DU colleges during the weekends and academic breaks, therefore adopting a low-cost teaching programme.
Currently offering B.A. and B.Com. courses, M.Sc. (Mathematics) and M.A. in 13 subjects, the first cut-off list for NCWEB’s various programmes is expected to be released on July 1.
With inputs from Hindustan Times
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