Amidst all the admission hustle, University of Delhi(DU) has released the news of the programme of preparatory classes for the students of the economically weaker sections. With this second consecutive year of the program, it seems like the University is giving all attentions to the academic empowerment of students from all backgrounds. In this program, free classes will be held for the students who wish to apply for the entrance examinations for post-graduate courses in DU.
Coaching will be provided in English, Law, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. Application forms will be accepted outside SGTB Khalsa College between Wednesday May 31 to Monday June 5 from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm (Sunday Closed). A fee of Rs. 100 will be charged for registration. The duration of the classes will be about two weeks. The list of the selected candidates will be out on June 6. As seats are limited, admission will be on the first come, first serve basis.
Applications are for Pre-Entrance Summer School 2017, for postgraduate admission tests for Economically Weaker Section (EWS/BPL,) SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), Minorities, PwD (EWS/BPL only). The candidates will be provisionally admitted to the ‘DU Pre-Entrance Summer School 2017’ till they complete the application procedure by applying online for the PG Entrance Examination at University of Delhi website, www.du.ac.in. Application Form for ‘DU Pre-Entrance summer School 2017’ may be downloaded from the same website. Tentative dates of start of the classes: 07.06.2017 for English and Law and 09.06.2017 for Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. The Pre-Entrance classes for all the disciplines will be held in the DU North Campus. And the time & venues will be notified in due course.
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Just before the day of action, Delhi University has delayed the date of online registration of its Postgraduate, M.Phil and PhD courses. In a recent press release, the university has declared a new revised admissions schedule for its Ph.D, M.Phil , Postgraduate and Undergraduate (entrance based) Programmes for the academic session 2017-18.
The online registrations for Postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programs which were to begin tomorrow will now begin from 7th June, 2017. The process of registrations for the admissions will be entirely online. The details of the registration process and other details will be published in the bulletin of admissions which will be uploaded in the website soon. The registrations will go on till 20th June, 2017.
Meanwhile, the date for the Undergraduate entrance based courses will be announced later. The online entrance for these nine courses will be held across eighteen cities across the country.
The offline entrance for postgraduate courses will be held across in six centres across the country. They would be held in Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati and Nagpur while in South India, the centre would either be in Bangalore or Chennai.
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In the recent meeting of standing committee for admissions held yesterday, Delhi University has decided to scrap the idea of conducting online entrance exams for its Masters, M.Phil and PhD courses. Earlier the standing committee had given approval for the same on 19th May. There was a large opposition from student groups led by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) against online entrance claiming that this could disadvantage students from rural backgrounds.
The university decided to carry on with the offline exam this year because of the unfeasibility of conducting entrance in both online and offline modes. “Logistics involved in conducting both kind of examinations were not feasible. Several stakeholders were consulted and it was found that it needed a large exercise,” a member of Standing Committee for Admissions told PTI.
“Diverting the same resources for two examinations would not only involve more cost but also manpower. Also time is very short,” the member said.
Next year the plan would start little earlier than usual and the feasibility of the same will be tested. However some members of the committee felt that this move would need a nod from the academic council of the University.
The entrance would be held in offline modes in six centres across the country. They would be held in Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati and Nagpur while in South India, the centre would either be in Bangalore or Chennai.
However, online entrance would be held for the nine under graduate course on a pilot basis this year across eighteen centres. Entrance for all entrance based courses are going to begin from 31st May onwards.
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