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DU admissions: NCWEB seats may increase this academic year

Campus Calling: The NCWEB is one of the ‘non-formal’ education centres at the Delhi University, where female students who are residents of NCT Delhi region can get admission to either BA or BCom programmes.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2017 18:16 IST
A Mariyam Alavi
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The NCWEB is one of the ‘non-formal’ education centres at the Delhi University, where female students who are residents of NCT Delhi region can get admission to either BA or BCom programmes. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

The Delhi University may consider increasing the number of seats with the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) if they receive a lot of applications.

Currently, there are 12,200 NCWEB seats at 26 of its centres. Manoj Khanna, the convener of the admission committee of the Delhi University, said, “If we see that there are a lot of applicants interested in these courses with the NCWEB, policy may be reviewed to accommodate more students.”

The NCWEB is one of the ‘non-formal’ education centres at the Delhi University, where female students who are residents of NCT Delhi region can get admission to either BA or BCom programmes. The students attend classes just once a week at the centres, assigned as per the cutoffs.

Despite being a ‘non formal’ centre, NCWEB seats at many centres are sought after. Especially with the DU’s cutoffs skyrocketing last year, they had many students who had scored above 90%.

Last year, NCWEB had set the cutoff at 88% and 92% for BA (Programme) and B.Com at Miranda House, while at the Hansraj College centre it had set it at 87% and 91% for BA (Programme) and B.Com.

“In fact in 2014, the gold medallist for the BA (programme) was from NCWEB. Even though we a non-formal education centre, the students get to enjoy all the benefits of a regular DU student. They are taught by the same faculty. At the end of the day, they get the same degree as others,” said Anju Gupta, director of NCWEB.