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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Courses with a difference now on offer for DU students

Nishtha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 15, 2013
First Published: 00:00 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 00:04 IST(15/7/2013)

For students who want to study unconventional courses at Delhi University, the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) is the answer. CIC offers two courses: B Tech in Humanities and B Tech/B.S. in Innovation with Mathematics and IT. The CIC follows the concept of Meta College under which students are free to choose papers they would like to study.

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Varun Ahuja wanted to study B Tech at DU, but he did not get admission because of the high cut-offs. He wants to try his luck at CIC. “The course at CIC is very interesting and will provide me with much needed exposure. They judge the students on the basis of the entrance exam and interview which is a fair process,” said Ahuja.

Khamkholian, who wants to study B Tech in Humanities at CIC, feels that he will be able to learn various aspects of the subject through this course. “I will get the freedom to choose any stream and studying at a different college will be another experience altogether. I will not get this kind of opportunity in any other regular course,” he said.

The faculty members are answering queries of the students and providing them with proper counselling.

“Students and parents have been approaching us with all sorts of queries and we are trying our best to solve their doubts. Both the courses are innovative and have good future prospects. Students enjoy freedom in terms of selecting their theoretical papers and project work,” said a faculty member on condition of anonymity.

The application process for B Tech/B.S. in Innovation with Mathematics and IT is only open to students who have enrolled themselves in any of the regular courses offered by DU. For B Tech in Humanities students who have taken admission in DU, School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board are eligible to apply. CIC presents students with an opportunity to design their own degree. There are 40 seats available in each course. The last date for submission of application forms is July 15. Forms are available on CIC and DU’s website. The entrance test will be held on July 21.


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