Ambedkar University, Delhi, has started the admission process for its undergraduate programmes. For the 2012-2013 session, the following three-year programmes are on offer: BA honours with a major in economics; BA honours with a major in English; BA honours with a major in history; BA honours with a major in mathematics; BA honours with a major in psychology; BA honours with a major in sociology and BA honours with a major in the social sciences and humanities. The university also offers a four-year programme, which is BA honours with a dual major in two areas.
The bulletin of information and application forms will be on sale at the university’s campuses at Kashmere Gate and Dwarka from May 25, 2012 to June 20, 2012. The last date for applying is June 20, 2012. Details regarding the application procedure will be available on the university website (www.aud.ac.in) from May 20, 2012.
The BA honours programmes follow a semester system. Each semester consists of 16 weeks of academic work. The programmes comprise 96 credits for a three-year degree and 128 credits for a four-year degree. Every semester typically entails a course load of 16 credits. Each credit in a taught course translates to one hour of teaching or two hours of seminars/ group work/ laboratory work/ fieldwork per week for 16 weeks. Thus, for a student, a four-credit course entails four hours of regular teaching and one hour of tutorial meetings per week, or as much as eight hours of other programme activities.
There are 245 seats, for undergraduate studies for the 2012-2013 academic session. The fee R16,000 per semester will be charged as the full semester fees. The total fee payable at the time of admission will be R16,000 (for semester 1) and a refundable caution deposit of R2000 for use of facilities.
The candidates should have passed Class 12 with 45% marks from a recognised board. Relaxation of 5% will be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST and physically disabled categories. Admission will be strictly on merit. Eligibility norms must be met for consideration of admission. Merely possessing eligibility qualifications, however, will not entitle candidates to claim admission. They will have to meet the merit criteria decided for each stream as well as satisfy all eligibility conditions laid down by the university.
Students will be admitted to a major of their choice based on the merit list for the major. It will be possible for students to change their choice of major during the course of their undergraduate study. This will, however, be based on availability of seats and on satisfying eligibility requirements for that major. Reservations follow the guidelines applicable to educational institutions in the NCT of Delhi (subject to change as per government notifications).