IIT, DU among top institutes set to welcome 500 Syrian students as part of govt’s ‘Study in India’ programme

The Government of India is all set to bring 500 Syrian students to admit them into top institutions under their ‘Study in India’ programme. The institutions included in this programme are renowned ones like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) — among others. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN INDIAN INSTITUTIONS Currently, India has a lot of international students that take admission in its institutions, which are as follows: 94 students from Syria 2,275 students from Nepal 751 students from Ethiopia…

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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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Delhi University (DU) takes steps to ensure ragging-free campus

New Delhi With the academic year about to begin, the Delhi University has taken a slew of measures to ensure ragging-free and disciplined campus. At a proctorial meeting with officials of the DTC, Delhi Metro and the Delhi police held on Friday, decisions to make the campuses women-friendly were also taken. The university will set up two control rooms in North and South campus from July 20 to August 2 for easing the induction process of the freshers. The Delhi police will deploy women police personnel in plain clothes in the…

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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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DU admissions: 15,000 seats on offer in fourth cutoff list, check details here

Delhi University will start the admission process for the remaining 15,000 seats under the fourth cutoff list from Thursday with admission to honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom being closed at many popular colleges. The cutoff has dropped by up to 5% points in popular courses and some colleges have reopened admissions in courses such as History, Economics, English and Political Science. Commerce and Economics Economics was closed for admission at 14 colleges, including Kirori Mal College (KMC), Kamla Nehru College (KNC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Miranda House,…

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HC order could delay further admissions, frets DU

New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court said that the ongoing Delhi University admissions could be impacted by the outcomes of a plea in the court and the results of the re-evaluation of CBSE Class 12 answer sheets, DU officials are concerned about how their “sacrosanct” number of seats and the calendar will be affected by the impending orders. A senior DU official, who wished to remain unnamed as the matter is still sub judice, said that students who have already taken admission at the university and its…

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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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Disabled student unable to board train misses DU exam, Delhi HC issues notice to Railways

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a suo moto notice against the Railways in connection with an incident wherein a disabled student missed his exam due to lack of proper access for disabled passengers to train coaches. The court issued a notice and sought a reply from the ministry of railways, the North-Eastern Railways and the University of Delhi (DU). The court also issued directions to DU to examine the possibilities of conducting an examination for the student, Vaibhav Shukla, to enable him to secure admission, if he qualifies…

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DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags (Kamla Nagar) and Hudson Lane will pop up as popular hang out options during conversations; use the breaks between your classes to get acquainted with the hidden gems of history on campus and feel the old stone on your skin.…

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GST may become part of DU syllabus

The Delhi University is planning to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) subjects for students studying B Com (Hons), B Com and BA Programme. The university’s academic council has cleared the proposal and is awaiting a nod from the executive council, officials said. “Students used to study taxation in three streams — B Com (Hons), B Com and BA Programme commerce-based papers. According to the new proposal, GST will replace the content on other indirect taxes,” said Sunaina Kanojia, an academic council member. According to the proposal, students of B…

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