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An alternative passage to DU

If you haven’t been able to secure admission in a regular Delhi University (DU) college, don’t lose heart. It is still possible for you to get a degree from DU. Eshita Bhatnagar reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2012 23:11 IST
Eshita Bhatnagar
Eshita Bhatnagar

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If you haven’t been able to secure admission in a regular Delhi University (DU) college, don’t lose heart. It is still possible for you to get a degree from DU.

Students who have secured a percentage between 50% and 80% can explore their options at Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL) and Indira Gandhi National Open University.

SOL, which offers courses such as B Com (Hons), B Com, Political Science (Hons), English (Hons) and BA Programme, opened admissions on June 1. The last date to apply is August 1, but a student can also seek admission before September 30 by paying a late fee of Rs. 200.

Aspirants can apply online as well as over-the counter.

“Going online is a big step forward for SOL. We get applications from students across the country, and we want to make SOL accessible to everyone,” said HC Pokhriyal, executive director, SOL.

The form will cost Rs. 50 and payment for the online form can be made through a credit or debit card.

Students pursuing a course from the School of Open Learning (SOL) will be granted the same degree as any other Delhi University college, eliminating the distinction between regular colleges and correspondence.

Its undergraduate courses are still running in the annual mode, while postgraduate courses are in the semester mode. SOL is usually preferred by students who want to work while they complete their studies. A large number of students who want to take exams for chartered accountancy also take admission in B Com at SOL.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University also offers many courses in the field of humanities, sciences, engineering and technology, management studies, law, journalism and new media. Last date to apply is September 15.