Good news for admission seekers of Delhi University! Aspirants of DU will be delighted to know that the University is giving consideration to an augmentation of around 2,000 undergraduate seats in its various courses. It is likely, however, that the hike in seats will be introduced from the next academic session and not the forthcoming one, admissions for which are all set to commence this week.
According to Prof. Nachiketa Singh, part of the 14-member Standing Committee on Selection of Courses set up in the preceding week by Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, ”There are certain popular courses like Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and sociology which are offered at fewer colleges. The panel today approved their introduction in more number of colleges”
He further added, however, that it is probable the increase will be made effectual from the next academic session and not for the academic session 2015-16, admittance for which initiate on 28th May 2015. .
“After the standing committee approval, the courses need to be approved by the varsity’s Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC), the statutory bodies. Since there is no time left for getting the proposal approved by these councils ahead of the 2015-16 session, it is likely that they would be offered from the next one,” stated Mr. Nachiketa.
He further added, “But the possibility of introducing them from this session is still being worked out. The step will contribute to an increase of around 2,000 seats.”
Another scheme approved today by the Standing Committee was for the preamble of a course in Forensic Science. Mr. Nachiketa reinstated, “In a first, DU will be offering B.Sc in Forensic Science, initially at Khalsa College.”
Although, the Bachelor of Business Studies course will also be obtainable by SGTB Khalsa College, Ramanujan College and Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, the Sociology course will be offered by Bharti College.
Amongst the other courses, in which the varsity is pondering over an increase in intake are Physics, History and Geography. Prof. Nachiketa Singh, in the interim, supplemented that even though the student intake will boost, that would not impinge on the recruitment of teachers.
“Right now, the proposal is for only increasing the number of courses and student intake; the faculty arrangement will remain the same as the varsity doesn’t plan to make any changes in the workload calculation. The increase in seats will be in humanities, commerce and science courses as per the need and popularity. There is another committee meeting scheduled next week to decide on that,” Prof. Nachiketa stated.
At present Delhi University has around 54,000 Under-Graduate seats in approximately 70 colleges. The registrations for DU admissions for entrance to the academic session 2015 – 2016 has been initiated today onward i.e., 28th May 2015 to 15th June 2015, whereas, offline forms will be acknowledged at the registration centres from 5th June 2015 to 15th June 2015. The first Delhi University admission cut-off list will be publicized on 25th June 2015.
But there is a possibility of initiating them from this session is still being worked out. The step will contribute to an increase of around 2,000 seats, according to sources.
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