Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Full Coverage : DU ADMISSIONS

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The 70-odd colleges of the Delhi University have 54,000 seats on offer under its four-year undergraduate programme. In an effort to make the admission process smoother and uniform, DU this year has prohibited colleges from imposing any extra eligibility criteria on students.

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Scrapping ECA admissions: Hindu College, DU get High Court notice

The court has now directed DU and the college to file detailed replies within two weeks.

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Question mark over fate of FYUP laptops as DU reformats course

DU had last year invested a large sum to purchase laptops for the first-year students.

New session in DU colleges to begin tomorrow after much chaos over FYUP row
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July 20, 2014

Various colleges have initiated orientation programmes for freshers to adapt them to the new courses.

Post-FYUP row in DU, private varsities now feel UGC heat
July 16, 2014

The UGC have written to all universities, for keeping courses in 10+2+3 format.

DU to begin academic session on July 21 as scheduled
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July 15, 2014

Speculation arose that the session might be delayed due to the requirement of restructuring the courses.

DU departments hold meetings to restructure FYUP
July 12, 2014

University community feel that enough time has not been given to the departments to frame the courses.

DU fast-tracks FYUP restructuring, asks dept heads to send suggestions
July 11, 2014

The university had formed a committee of principals to advise on the restructuring.

4th list out, few courses open for general category in top colleges
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Seats are, however, up for grabs for SC/ST/OBC category students in numerous colleges.

UGC, DU panels meet to draw roadmap for three-year format
July 9, 2014

DU administration has constituted a committee to look into the issue, UGC too has constituted a committee.

Hindu College governing body members seek concessions for their children
July 8, 2014

But Delhi University rejects proposal

DUTA calls on V-C to restructure course for 2013 FYUP batch

Urging the V-C to immediately hold meetings to re-structure the course, the body has sought the President’s intervention to get the ball rolling.

Colleges grapple with excess admissions in popular courses
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For 33 seats in its Zoology Honours course, Zakir Hussain College has had to admit 105 students.

Third cut-off list declared, seats still up for grabs in popular courses at top colleges
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Kamla Nehru College, which had closed admission into its English Honours programme, has released a cut-off of 93.5- 96 per cent.

Hindu College scraps ECA admissions
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July 6, 2014

For the 16 seats under ECA category, the college has received more than 600 applications.

DU relaxes rules for OBC students
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Concession will be applicable in the additional eligibility criteria, as prescribed by colleges.

Second list out, popular courses still up for grabs
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July 4, 2014

Of the 54 colleges which offer BCom (Honours), a second round of admissions will take place in 44 colleges.

Programme courses find very little takers
July 3, 2014

The first two days of admission hardly saw any students enrolling for programme courses.

Second cut-off list unlikely for popular courses
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Seats in courses such as political science and English already filled in several colleges.

Fear of over-admissions drove cut-off to 100%
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July 2, 2014

According to the first cut-off list, a section of students will require a 100 per cent cut-off for admission to Computer Science (H) at ARSD, ANDC and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College.

Response good on Day I, second list unlikely for some courses
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Among the science courses at Gargi, Microbiology (H) has admitted 25 out of the 31 seats.

HC disposes of PIL on 3-yr course

The UGC had last month directed the university to scrap FYUP, which had been introduced last year, and bring back the three-year undergraduate programme.

All smooth in North, chaos, confusion on South campus
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Under the three-year degree course, certain programmes like BA, BCom and BSc have made a comeback.

Overnight, colleges revise & correct prospectus
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July 1, 2014

Hindu College in North Campus has already put up huge banners on its premises, instructing students about admissions.

Last year’s BMS students get UGC nod to continue
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he UGC decision comes amid numerous protests held held by BMS students over the last few days.

Stephen’s set to cut seats in Eco, Eng by 50 per cent
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At St Stephen’s College, the number of seats for Economics is set to come down to 50 from 100.

DU releases first list, cut-offs hit 100% in three colleges; admissions begin
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In 7 colleges, cut-offs range above 99%. Admissions on the basis of the first cut-off list will begin from Tuesday.

DU’s first cut-off list announced: 98.25% for BA Economic (Hons) at SRCC, 98% at Hindu
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June 30, 2014

Students seeking admissions for BCom Honours should have at least 97.5% to get the admission.

DU gets nod to retain 4-year BTech course for students admitted last year
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On Sunday, hundreds of students from BTech and BMS courses protested outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani, demanding their courses not be scrapped.

DU BTech, BMS students protest outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s residence
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June 29, 2014

Students also threatened that if the varsity doesn’t take care of their interest, they are ready to move court.

Seats in popular courses may see a dip
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With the reduction in Honours seats, the cut-offs for these courses might see a jump.

First cut-off list on June 30, admissions to start from July 1
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The notification comes after an advisory committee of principals sent its recommendations to the university administration.

BTech, BMS courses likely to be scrapped
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14-member DU committee’s recommendation to affect hundreds.

FYUP rollback: Why Delhi University rolled back its most ambitious reform so far
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The Sunday Express looks at the abortive FYUP saga and whether it was doomed since its very inception.

Delhi University admissions likely to start from Tuesday
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June 28, 2014

In the Academic Council meeting, 65 members voted in favour of the three-year course while six dissented.

Interest of B.Tech students will be kept in mind: HRD Ministry
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B.Tech students said their course should not be converted to B.Sc as it would not hold any value for them.

DU formally scraps FYUP programme
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Eight of the 90 members opposed the resolution tabled by the Council, saying the Delhi University “didn’t hold discussions”.