University of Delhi has announced the special drive for reserved/ quota applicant category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW/KM) including sports/ ECA for admissions to merit-based undergraduate programme. In this special drive, only those candidates would be considered for admission who are registered with Delhi University but are not admitted in any college irrespective of the category under any cut-off list.
DU has said no fresh registrations shall be allowed in this special drive. The varsity has said corrections related to category changes are allowed from UR to SC/ST/OBC /PWD /KM/CW subject to verification of original certificates.
For the sports category applicants who are not admitted to any college, their request for modification in colleges/ course in sports/ ECA admission shall be permitted by the Delhi University. The corrections will be allowed from July 31, 2017 to August 2 at room number 1, Conference Center, Gate No. 4, North Campus.
Note: The applicants have to bring their registration/application form and original/copies of relevant certificates.
Moreover, the eighth cut off for the special category will be declared on August 3 and the admission process will continue till August 4. DU will release the ninth cut off on August 7 and the admission will start on August 8.
The Delhi University’s Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) on July 31 released seventh cut off list at du.ac.in. In a press release, the varsity has said, “Admissions will be done on 1 and 2nd August between 9.30 am and 1.30 pm at its respective teaching centres.” Among the colleges, the highest cut-off has been demanded by the Lakshmi Bai College for its BA programme (70 per cent) and at Satyawati College for B Com.
Even in the NCWEB had released its sixth cut-off list on July 26 in which Lakshmi Bai College had announced the highest cut-off of 73 per cent for B A programme.
In the fifth cut-off too, Lakshmi Bai College and Jesus and Mary college had asked for 74 per cent for BA Programme and BCom respectively. The next highest cut off was at JDM and Miranda House at 72 per cent for BA programme.
In the merit-based admissions, the varsity has already released the seventh cut-off for the reserved category students. Most of the colleges have closed admissions for general and SC category students for BA programme, whereas admissions for OBC and ST are still open in many colleges.
The NCWEB is a non-formal system of obtaining a degree from the Delhi University with lectures being delivered only on the weekends. Only women students residing in the National Capital Territory of Delhi can enrol themselves as students of the Board.
The district magistrate of Varanasi dons a different role every Saturday when he reaches the upper primary school in Orderly Bazar to teach students.
DM Yogeshwar Ram Mishra adopted the school on June 27 and decided to teach children from classes 1 to 8.
“I adopted the school to improve the quality of education. As a part of the initiative, I teach students for about an hour every week. There is tremendous improvement in the knowledge and confidence of the students,” he said.
Mishra teaches arithmetic, English and science in an interactive manner. He enters any classroom randomly and asks students what they would like to study and teaches them whatever they ask for.
“Improving quality in primary and upper primary schools may be a challenge, but is not impossible. It can be improved with little efforts,” Mishra said.
He also discusses with students the importance of plants and trees in environmental conservation and asks the students to plant saplings on the school premises.
Children have a friendly interaction with Mishra. “Children interact with me and sometimes ask questions related to cricket and history. It is great to see that my effort has boosted the confidence of the students,” he said.
He said many students wanted to speak English. Mishra is also planning to take the children to a movie in a week or two to provide them exposure.
The school has just nine children each in classes 6, 7 and 8. As many as 44 students are enrolled in classes 1 to 5.
The school has poor infrastructure. After Mishra’s initiative, a corporate company has come forward and showed interest in improving the infrastructure of the school under its corporate social responsibility.
It would whitewash the school’s walls and would beautify the building. At the same time, Mishra is making efforts to equip schools with facilities like a mini-lab and projectors.