Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) is offering admissions into undergraduate programmes offered at its two campuses – Kashmere Gate and Karampura for which the varsity has received three times the applications it got last year. As much as 26,777 candidates have applied for admissions in undergraduate programmes for the academic session 2016-17 as the application process which started on May 9 came to an end on June 24.
AUD has emerged as one of the favourite choice for Delhi students as the varsity reserves 85 percent seats for students belonging to Delhi. Even the soaring cut-offs of Delhi University has resulted as a benefit for AUD since the students who have scored between 80 to 90 percent have a chance at getting admission here. The varsity received 9,778 applications last year as it offered admissions in 245 seats at its sole campus (Kashmere Gate). With the inclusion of Karampura campus offering 200 seats, total strength for undergraduate seats has increased to 445.
The Kashmere Gate campus has to offer 35 seats each in B.A. (Hons) in Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and Social Sciences & Humanities. Total 15,823 candidates have opted for Kashmere gate campus. The Karampura campus will operate with 200 seats in BA (Hons.) in Economics, English, Psychology and Social Sciences & Humanities. Out of all applications, the varsity has received 10,954 applications for Karampura campus.
As per the official notification, the varsity will release first cut-off on July 6, 2016. Ambedkar University will publish second cut-off list on July 11 and third cut-off on July 18. AUD will release separate merit list for both campuses which will be based on preferences for campus filled by applicants. University has also scheduled the application process for candidates under co-curricular activity (CCA) category which can be done from June 27 to July 2. The trials will be conducted on July 15. AUD final merit list will be published on July 18.
Dean of Students’ Services Sanjay Sharma further informed that the varsity has received 7,885 applications for 480 seats in its 15 postgraduate programmes which have increased from last year’s 5,687.
In addition to the existing seats, the varsity is planning to accommodate around 2,200 students by the year 2019. Two new campuses in Rohini and Dheerpur will also join the varsity by 2020.