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To help its future students, DU to guide school teachers

delhi Updated: Feb 10, 2010 00:24 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Delhi University

After successfully counselling candidates during the admission season, Delhi University (DU) will now reach out to its potential students while they are still in school.

Come Saturday, the varsity will, for the first time, organise a counseling session for school principals and teachers to give them an overview of DU’s admission process.

“During our open-day sessions, many students discover that their choice of subjects is wrong for the stream they want to pursue. For instance, many students who want to study Economics (Honours) at DU do not study mathematics as a subject in Class XI and XII,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, students’ welfare.

This counseling session aims at nipping this problem in the bud.

The varsity has only invited principals and senior teachers as they play an important role in guiding students and helping them select a career for themselves.

Principals of as many as 150 private schools in Delhi have been invited for the first session to be held on Saturday.

After this, DU will reach out to government schools, including all Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas in the Capital.

During the session, principals and teachers will be guided on issues like eligibility criteria and appropriate subject combination for different courses, admission schedule and university facilities.

“Once a student gets this information in school, he or she can make an informed decision, which he won’t regret. The transition from school to university will be smoother,” said Tuteja.