Summer school


Keeping in regard the mounting numbers of incomplete registrations, the University yesterday released a notification regarding the extension of the deadline for application for the Summer School for PG entrance preparation.

The University of Delhi has recently come up with plans to launch the Pre-Entrance Summer School for PG aspirants.  The university would hold these free classes for post-graduate entrance tests for students belonging to Economically Weaker Section  or Below Poverty Line(EWS/BPL),  Schedule Caste (SC),  Schedule Tribe (ST), Other Backward Caste (OBC – Non Creamy Layer) and Economically Backward Minorities, People with Disabilities (PwD), Kashmiri Migrants, Wards of War-Widows/Ex-Servicemen (Defence).

Registrations for the Pre-Entrance Summer School have been extended until tomorrow, to be held from 10 AM to 4 PM.  The applications can be downloaded from the official DU website, www.du.ac.in.  A nominal fee of INR 100 will be charged. Application after being completely filled needs to be submitted to Institute Of Life Long Learning (ILLL), opposite Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur (SGTB) Khalsa College, North Campus before 4 PM tomorrow.  If the students find it difficult to reach ILLL, they can email it to [email protected] with a copy to the Programme Coordinator of the summer school. The verification of the application will be done on the first day of class. During the submission of the application, the student has to bring original certificates of the category to which he/she belongs. The list of candidates selected will be announced by evening.  All the classes will be held in North Campus, DU and the time and venue of the same will be announced along with the list of candidates. The Pre-Entrance Summer School 2018 classes will commence from these tentative dates: 01-06-18 (Commerce, Law, Journalism (Hindi & English), Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology), 04-06-18 (Computer Science), and 05-06-18 (Mathematics).

In case of any queries and doubts, students can contact Professor Shrikant Kukreti, the Programme Coordinator by emailing him at [email protected].

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Summer breaks for most of us revolve around the numerous ways in which we can upgrade our portfolios and résumés; doing an internship, taking extra classes, doing some form of community service or preparing for competitive exams, are some such examples. As a result, many of us lose out on the opportunity to travel more and see the world around us.

Recognising this, many educational institutions and organizations now offer summer school programs and internships to students where they have something to show on their portfolio thus ensuring holistic development in the truest sense of the term. Many prestigious universities across the world offer summer school programs where, across a period of three to four weeks (sometimes even more) students from different parts of the world are given the opportunity to study and also explore a city or a country on their own. Columbia, Harvard, Cambridge and The London School Of Economics currently attract the largest numbers every year including a massive share of students from India.

Whereas, the popular opinion here is that, these programs are nothing more than a money-making racket and that kids just go to have a good time, not do anything constructive and blow up a large amount of money in the process, this is not entirely true. While there are many cultural events, parties, guided tours of the city, its museums, day trips in and around the city, there is also a very hectic and concise study routine with four to five hour lectures per day (depending on what course you’re doing and where you’re doing it), tutorials and examinations as well. So if you’ve always wondered what exactly is so great about foreign education, this is a great way to find out just how different the structure and pattern of education abroad really is.

With each program ranging between a couple of months or three, one tends to get a taste of exactly how life works in the West which a tourist never really can. The Columbia and LSE summer schools give you a chance to take in, explore and be a part of two of the grandest cities in the world whereas Cambridge ensures you get a complete experience of University life in the UK studying and staying on one of the most beautiful campuses on the globe. Lastly, being independent in a new place for a period of time really helps one acquire some perspective and give them more clarity about who they are and what they wish to do once college ends.

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Shraman Ghosh
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