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Mission admission begins

The city of joy, home to some of the oldest colleges in the country, is a hub of academic excellence, says Mou Chakraborty.

delhi Updated: May 17, 2010 00:30 IST
Mou Chakraborty

Kolkata calling

Jadavpur University: A Cosmopolitan campus

Best (Popular) Courses: Physics, Chemistry, Maths; Economics, English, Comparative Literature, History; Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

Seats Available: Depending on courses, but on an average between 30 to 40 seats for each.

Hostel: Separate hostel facilities for outstation boys and girls.

Weightage to CBSE & ISC: The University compiles two merit lists. The first one is for the state board class XII students and the second is for CBSE and ISC students.

Website & Phone No: www.jadavpur.edu; 033-24146000

Forms: Forms will be available online.

Interesting Add On: The University is set on a 67-acre lush green sprawling campus. It boasts of the best placement records. The University is also known for its recreation clubs for students, which includes mountaineering, chess, photography, drama and sports. It also has four canteens, each known for its separate character and food.

Campus Feel: The campus is cosmopolitan in nature and attracts students from many European and African countries. Lot of students from North-East India also come here. A good mix of diverse cultures.

Famous Alumni: Subir Raha, former chairman of ONGC, Parliamentarian Md. Salim and state IT minister Debesh Das.

Head of Institution speaks: “Our University is one of the top five universities in the country according to UGC. We are known for our progressive outlook towards education. The university also offers best facility in terms of infrastructure and faculty to its students,” said Siddhartha Dutta, pro-Vice Chancellor.

Current Vice Chancellor: Professor Pradip Narayan Ghosh

Presidency College: Politically and socially conscious

Best (Popular) Courses: Economics, Statistics, Physics, History, English, Sociology.

Seats Available: 30 in each subjects

Hostel: parate hostel facility for boys and girls.

Weightage to CBSE & ISC: No separate weightage given to students of different national or state education boards. Merit is the sole criterion for admission.

Website & Phone No: www.presidencyadmission.net; 033-22412738

Forms: Forms will be available online.

Interesting Add On: The college library boasts of rare collections. The institution organises various workshops for students during holidays. Some of its departments have the most well known faculty in the country. The college has a 100 per cent placement record for most of its courses.

Campus Feel: The 16-acre college campus is 190 years old. The college has a very interesting mix of students who are not only bright but are politically and socially conscious who actively take part in various current issues.

Famous Alumni: Current chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray, National Award-winning film director Aparna Sen and poet Sankha Ghosh are some of the many glittering alumni that the college has produced in two centuries.

Head of Institution speaks: “In our college we have students from every social strata from all over the country. For the past two centuries, the college has helped many poor but meritorious students to climb up the social ladder and reach the pinnacle of their sector. We specialise in bringing out the best from our students,” said Professor Mamata Ray, principal.

St. Xavier’s College: A cool mix of fun and academics

Best (Popular) Courses: Accountancy, Economics, English, Mass Communication, Physics, Microbiology and five years integrated MSc in Biotechnology.

Seats Available: Between 35 to 40 in each subject.

Hostel: Hostel for only outstation boys is available. Girls hostel is under construction.

Weightage to CBSE & ISC: Separate merit list is prepared for CBSE, ISC and state board students. Equal numbers of students admitted from each board.

Website & Phone No: www.sxccal.edu; 033-22877278

Forms: Will be available on the website

Interesting Add On: The College has up-to-date computer and multi-media aided classrooms. Personal attention from the faculty is the USP of this 147-year-old institution spread over six acres of land. The laboratory and library facility is also rated highly by the students.

Campus Feel: It is the coolest campus in Kolkata. The students here are perceived as fashion conscious and the ambience is a perfect mix of fun and academics.

Famous Alumni: Scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, Cricketer Sourav Ganguly, Actor Utpal Dutt, former Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Kamal Nath, former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu and Industrialists Laxmi Mittal, Vijay Mallya, SK Birla, Aditya Birla and Sanjeev Goenka.

Head of Institution speaks: “Our college has a very international character. There is no students’ politics. We produce some of the best brains in the country and our placement records are the envy of any college,” said Father Felix Raj, Principal.

Delhi Calling

Acharya Narendra Dev College

Address: Govindpuri, Kalkaji - 110019

Courses/Seats:BSc (H) Botany: 31; BSc (H) Biomedical Sciences: 46; BSc (H) Chemistry: 31; BSc (H) Computer Science: 46; BCom (H): 62; BSc(H) Electronics: 31 BSc (H) Mathematics: 31; BSc (H) Physics: 31; BSc (H) Zoology: 31; BSc (Prog) Physical Sciences: 92; BSc (Prog) in Life Sciences: 31

Fee structure:

Faculty Strength: 96

Quota: SC/ST: 22.5%, OBC: 27%, Sports/ECA: 5%, PH: 3%

Hostel Facility: Not available

Placement Cell: A dedicated Placement Cell functions in the college. Various MNCs and reputed corporate houses come to the college every year for direct placement of students. It also collaborates with the Central Placement Cell of the Delhi University. About 50 students were placed last year.

Campus Life: An inter-college cultural festival ‘Accenture’ is organised every year in the month of December. The Eco-club ‘Paritantra’, NSS and ‘Shashakt — Society for Women empowerment’ are also very active. The college stresses a lot on students being exposed to research; hence the students are involved in summer projects.

Website: http://andcollege.du.ac.in/

Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Address: Delhi Auchandi Road, Bawana, Delhi-110039

Courses/Seats: BA (Programme) 539; BCom 46; BCom (H) 54; BA (H) Geography 31; B.El.Ed 54; BA (H) Hindi Patrika Avam Jansanchar 46; BA (H) Social Work 46

Fee Structure: For Commerce Hons: Rs 4,510 For Commerce Pass: Rs 4,310 For BA Programme: Rs 1,665

Faculty Strength: 66

Quota: SC/ST 22.5%, OBC 27%, Sports/ ECA 5%

Hostel Facility: Not available

Placement Cell: The college has an active placement cell.

Campus Life: An inter-college cultural festival called ‘Utsav’ is organised by each year around March.

Website: www.amv94.org

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
Address: Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021

Courses/Seats: BA (Programme) 82, BA (H) Economics 68, BA (H) English 34, BA (H) Hindi 34, BA (H) History 34, BA (H) Political Science 68, BCom (Pass) 136, BCom (H) 122, BSc Physical Science 109, BSc Applied Physical Science (Electronics) 54, BSc Applied Physical Science (Industrial Chemistry) 41, BSc (H) Chemistry 61, BSc (H) Computer Science 41, BSc (H) Electronics Science 27, BSc (H) Mathematics 68, BSc (H) Physics 61

Fee Structure: For BSc Programme: Rs 5,315 For BA Programme and BCom Pass: Rs 3,455 For BSc Hons: Rs 3,985

Faculty Strength: 110

Quota: SC/ST 22.5%, OBC 27%, Sports/ ECA 5%, Foreign Candidate 5%, PH: 3%, Children of widows of army officer 5%

Hostel Facility: Not available

Placement Cell: The college has an active placement cell that works throughout the year.
Campus Life: An inter-college cultural festival called ‘Tide’ is organised every year around December-January.

Website: www.arsdcollege.net