DU admissions: Just 10% seats left, popular colleges finalising intake for courses

Admissions to merit-based undergraduate courses under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University closed on Saturday, with admissions approved to almost 90% of the seats. This may have been the last chance for many to get admitted to popular course choices in sought after colleges at DU, as many of them will be closing admissions to these courses. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which 50,000 seats are for merit-based undergraduate courses. Admissions to these seats are based on cutoffs . By Saturday evening, admissions had been…

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With only 10% seats remaining, popular DU colleges closing admissions to most courses

Admissions to merit-based undergraduate courses under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University closed on Saturday, with admissions approved to almost 90% of the seats. This may have been the last chance for many to get admitted to popular course choices in sought after colleges at DU, as many of them will be closing admissions to these courses. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which 50,000 seats are for merit-based undergraduate courses. Admissions to these seats are based on cutoffs . By Saturday evening, admissions had been…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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Students’ say to matter in NAAC accreditation of varsities, colleges

On the lines of educational institutions abroad, Indian students will now have a say in the assessment and accreditation of universities and colleges. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has revised its evaluation process under which it will now take direct feedback from students on the information submitted by educational institutions seeking accreditation. Under the new evaluation process which has resumed on July 5 after being stopped in March, the institutions will prepare a self-study report (SSR) and upload it online for response and feedback from students. “The report…

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UGC urges universities, colleges to apply for innovation funding scheme AIC

New Delhi The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all public universities and the colleges under them to apply for aid from the Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), an innovation funding scheme formulated by the Niti Aayog last year. In a letter issued on Wednesday, the central funding agency for the universities asked the latter to “encourage the academic fraternity of your esteemed University and your affiliated colleges” by applying to the scheme, which provides for a grant-in-aid of up to Rs 10 crore for a maximum period of five years. “The…

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DU admissions: 57% seats in various colleges full, 4th cut-off list on July 13

Nearly 57% of around 52,000 seats in undergraduate courses in various Delhi University colleges have been filled following the release of three cut-off lists by the varsity in a fortnight. The varsity had on Friday released the third cut-off list with highest being 98% for BA (Honours) in Psychology course in Lady Shri Ram College for Women. “Over 30,000 out of around 52,000 seats in various DU colleges have already been filled, along with payment of fees. Remaining seats will is most likely to be filled after release of other…

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No yoga, sports, no degree in engineering, technical colleges

Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree. Earlier, the institutions had these activities, including National Social Service (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, but these were not compulsory for earning a degree. Now, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs more than 10,000 institutions having over 18 lakh students, has made these mandatory. Students will have to ensure 25%…

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FYJC first merit list out: Wait, confusion end, admission process starts in Mumbai colleges

City colleges finally received the first admission merit list for FYJC after 11.15am on Tuesday, starting the admission process. The list indicates cut-offs, the marks at which admissions close, across several colleges. The cut-off are slightly lower than last year’s​. VG Vaze Kelkar college saw the science cut-off dip to 92.6% from 92.8%, while arts plunged to 83.8% from last year’s 85%. The list was supposed to be released at 5pm on Monday, but students were able to view their results only after midnight. Colleges did not know their cut-offs…

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UP govt allocates Rs 50cr for free wifi in varsities, degree colleges

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday allocated Rs 50 crore to enable free data services for students of universities and degree colleges across the state while presenting its first budget. The state finance minister Rajesh Agarwal presented a Rs 3.84 lakh crore budget, which provides Rs 36,000 crore for waiver of crop loan for farmers, in the assembly. The first budget of the Adityanath government, which has a deficit of Rs 7469 crore, also provides Rs 55,781 crore for new schemes with some named after the RSS…

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