Ambedkar University Delhi launches Karampura campus

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi:
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2016 16:39 IST
The Ambedkar University at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Sushil Kumar/ HT file)

Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) will launch its second campus on Wednesday at Karampura in west Delhi with two hundred undergraduate students on its roll.

AUD, which has a campus at Kashmere Gate, will start classes at the new campus from August 1. Only undergraduate courses will run from the Karampura campus this year.

“We will run only four undergraduate courses at the Karampura campus. There will be around 200 students and classes will begin on August 1. The building that we have been allocated was being earlier used by a Delhi University college,” said an Ambedkar university official.

The university is planning to expand the Karampura campus and next year more students will be enrolled. “More undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be launched on the Karampura campus from 2017-18 onwards. It is expected to accommodate approximately 2,200 students by 2019. We will also undertake infrastructure expansion,” said Praveen Singh, dean (planning).

BA (Hons) in Economics, English, Psychology and Social Science and Humanities will be offered at the new campus.

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The Kashmere Gate campus is running 40 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

The university is also planning to open two new campuses in the city. “Two new campuses in Rohini (Sector 3) and Dheerpur (Near Model Town and Mukherjee Nagar) will be ready by 2020,” university officials said.

Deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia will inaugurate the new campus.

This year the university released 100% cutoff for a few subjects. It has sought 100% marks in Commerce from Delhi students who want to study sociology and history at the university. As it is a state university, 85% seats are reserved for Delhi students.

For non-Delhi students, the 100% cutoff is for five courses -- BA (Hons) in English, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Humanities and Social Sciences. This is those who have studied Commerce in Class 12.

Ambedkar University Delhi releases separate cutoffs for Delhi and non-Delhi students.

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