Panjab University (PU) has invited applications for admission to the five-year integrated honours programme at PU Institute of Social Sciences Education and Research (PU-ISSER).
Students who have secured 55% marks in their class 12th exam can apply for admissions to the course at the department of history by July 27. PU spokesman Vineet Punia informed that the admissions to the course would be based on the marks scored by the candidates in their class 12th exams.
The course has 10 seats for NRI/international students and 50 seats for Indian students. Reservation will be as per the PU policy wherein 55.5% seats will be for those applying under the general category, 15% will be reserved for admissions under the SC category, 7.5% for ST, 5% for BC, 3% for physically handicapped, 5% for wards of military personnel, 5% under the sports category, 2% for riot victims and 2% for the family members of freedom fighters.
Additional seats for Kashmiri migrants, single girl child, cancer, AIDS and thalassemia patients will also be there. An additional weightage of 10% while calculating merit would be given to the candidates who have studied social sciences in Class 12. The merit list would be displayed on July 30 and counselling/interview would be conducted on July 31. The list of selected candidates would be displayed on August 3. Selected candidates have to deposit the admission fees between August 6 and 10.
What is the course?
The course aims to provide a multi-disciplinary foundation to help students develop an overall perspective on polity, economy and society. The three-year BA honours and two-year MA honours programme, has an exit option after three years. Students, who complete the BA programme, can continue at the MA level in a discipline in which they have majored.
The course would follow a choice based credit system and would comprise of discipline specific electives, generic electives, skill enhancement courses and ability enhancement courses.