500 new seats added by Delhi University for non-collegiate courses

500 new seats added by Delhi University for non-collegiate courses

A new teaching centre has been set up by the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) of DU, increasing the seats by 500. NCWEB offers BA and BCom courses, MSc (Mathematics) and MA in 13 subjects.

DU Admissions 2017

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A new teaching centre has been set up by the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) of Delhi University, increasing the seats by 500 from this academic year. The new centre has been opened at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay College after which the number of teaching centres stands at 26 and the total number of seats are 12,200.

About NCWEB

As per HT report, the NCWEB is one of the non-formal education centres of DU, where female students hailing from Delhi-NCR region can get admission to either BA or BCom programmes, or postgraduate courses. They attend classes only once a week at the centres, assigned as per the cut-offs.

NCWEB offers BA and BCom courses, MSc (Mathematics) and MA in 13 subjects. In order to get enrolled in these classes, students will have to clear cut-offs assigned as per the teaching centres. The first cut-off list for the NCWEB programmes will be released on July 1.

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Why non-collegiate programme?

The non-collegiate programme of teaching is low cost and utilises the existing infrastructure of educational institutions during Saturdays, Sundays and academic breaks.

Dr Anju Gupta, NCWEB director said, “Advantage to students opting for NCWEB is that they can apply for other part-time courses and jobs, provided they meet the minimum attendance criteria. However, non-collegiate students are not allowed to pursue any other full-time course.”

However, the programme can be taken if a female student want to pursue other part-time courses. The NCWEB cut-off is always a bit lower than the other regular DU colleges. Therefore, students who may not have secured high grades take up these programmes.

“I’m pursuing a non-collegiate BCom programme along with CA. As both the courses are related, I find it really easy to manage,” said Archita, a student.

Last year’s NCWEB cut-off:

  • BA (Prog): 88 per cent at Miranda House centre
  • BCom: 92 per cent at Miranda House centre
  • BA (Prog): 87 per cent at the Hans Raj College centre
  • BCom: 91 per cent at the Hans Raj College centre
  • [Source”cnbc”]