DU student union polls: AISA targets ABVP over ‘campus violence’

With Delhi University students set to go to the polls on September 12, to elect their next student representatives, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association (AISA) released their election manifesto on Tuesday. Congress’ student wing, the National Students Union of India (NSUI), had released their manifesto ahead of the others earlier last month. With all three manifestos in, the run-up to the elections has gained momentum. Here is a look at how the three manifestoes address different campus issues: BEYOND ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORT All three seem to…

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DU admissions: Second cutoff dips across colleges, seats in popular courses still open

Students who could not make the cut at Delhi University in the first cutoff list should not lose hope. Admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, BCom, English, Mathematics, Physics, and BA Programme are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list released by Delhi University. Commerce Out of the 38 colleges that offer Economics (hons), admissions have been closed at five colleges – Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), BR Ambedkar, PGDAV, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The highest…

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DU admissions: Keep your documents handy, get the best of four calculation right

  Gear up to grab a seat at their dream college as Delhi University (DU) released its first cutoff list on Friday evening. The admission process for the first cutoff list will be on from June 24 to June 28, following which the university will release its second list on July 1. HT spoke to a few DU students who shared their experience of struggling to find the way to offices in colleges, losing their original certificates to hiring e-rickshaw drivers as guardians to get rooms in hostels. Many students recounted…

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Remembering DU days: Actor Gulshan Grover says nobody leads a wild life at SRCC

For actor Gulshan Grover, bagging a seat in Shri Ram College of Commerce, (SRCC), Delhi University (DU) was the ultimate goal, and it boosted his self-confidence. “ I had to get more than 90% to get in. So, I couldn’t contain my happiness when the admission was confirmed,” says the actor, The years spent at DU gave him strength, vision and a foundation for his acting career.“As DU’s winter festivals [cultural fests] were fantastic and interactive, I rose as an actor,” says Grover. who has been praised for the portrayal…

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DU adds more seats to finance, business, economics courses this year

Delhi University has good news for students wanting to pursue courses related to finance, business and economics. The number of seats offered under Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) and BA (Honours) in Business Economics have been increased to 1,162 from last year’s 884. DU conducts a Joint Admission Test (JAT) for admission to the three courses. The university has also done away with group discussion and personal interview from the selection process. The admission will be based on candidate’s performance in the entrance…

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DU first cut-off 2017: Likely to be released on June 20

University of Delhi (DU) will be releasing the first cut-off on June 20 at du.ac.in Last year, the Ramjas College announced the highest cut-off at 99.25 per cent for BCom honours, 98.75 for BCom and 98.5 for economics honours. The candidates are required to carry the following documents at the time of admission: Class 10 board examination certificate Class 10 mark-sheet Class 12 mark-sheet Class 12 provisional certificate/original certificate Character certificate (recent) SC/ST certificate (In the name of the candidate issued by the competent authority) OBC (Non-creamy layer certificate (In…

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CBSE Class 12 results: Why outstation students have better chance of entering DU

Going by the Class 12 results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students from other states stand a better chance of gaining admission to Delhi University than their counterparts in the city. More students from other states – clubbed under the all-India region category – secured 95% and above than those from Delhi, as per CBSE results. For instance, just 2,326 students from the city scored beyond that mark this year, as compared to 2,927 in the previous one. In stark contrast, the number of all-India region students…

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DU’s School of Open Learning: Paper leaked for the third time in a row

    Delhi University’s School of Open Learning has become a part of yet another paper-leak incident for the third day in a row, touting it as one of the biggest leak-scams to have taken place in recent times. The university’s authorities caught hold of three students in Sarai Rohilla near Anand Parbat circulating the question paper on WhatsApp, just ten minutes prior to the financial management paper, which was scheduled to commence at 3 pm. Revealing a shocking trend, the last one week saw exam papers of Economics, English…

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DU committee clears over 30 courses

      NEW DELHI: Over 30 courses may be launched in colleges across Delhi University, increasing the total number of undergraduate seats in DU by several thousand. The academic council’s standing committee on academic affairs met on Monday, May 25, and cleared the proposals for launching new courses made by the colleges. Some of these proposals had been pending from 2008-09. St Stephen’s has been cleared for political science, College of Vocational Studies for English, Gargi for mathematics and Indraprastha College for geography. Five colleges had asked for Hindi…

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DU open school BCom paper leaked on WhatsApp for third time

        NEW DELHI: For the third consecutive day annual exam papers of BCom final year of School of Open Learning got leaked on WhatsApp. On Wednesday, the Economics paper got leaked at around 2.02pm and on Thursday the Business English paper was leaked. TOI got access to both the papers at 2.02pm and at 2.45pm respectively. Both the papers were scheduled for 3pm-6pm schedule. Financial management paper has been scheduled for Friday 3pm-6pm slot. Similar to Wednesday and Thursday, TOI got access to an WhatsApp image being…

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