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This one’s for the ladies

Upliftment is this board’s mission and it has been doing it well

education Updated: Jun 01, 2011 09:35 IST

About the institution: By an amendment of the Delhi University Act in 1943, women students were enabled to take some university examinations with special coaching but without attending regular classes. This gave special shape to the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), which is now well established.

The Board began functioning in September 1944 with three postgraduate students. Over the years, the number has greatly increased. NCWEB’s primary goal is to educate women who are simultaneously pursuing employment to supplement their family incomes. Around 5000 students enrolled in the first year of undergraduate courses in 2010, while the fresh intake for postgraduate courses was 500.

Programmes on offer: BA programme; BCom; MSc mathematics; MA English; MA Persian; MA Hindi; MA Arabic; MA Punjabi; MA Bengali; MA Urdu; MA Sanskrit; MA history; MA philosophy; MA political science
Fees range: R3000 a year

Support systems/ facilities for students: Students are provided access to libraries with a good collection of course-related books and journals.

Total no. and list of study centres: NCWEB has 13 study centres at Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Centre, Bharati College, Janki Devi Memorial College, Kalindi College, Lakshmibai College, Mata Sundri College for Women, Maitreyi College, PGDAV College, Satyawati College, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, St Margaret Senior Secondary School, Vivekanand College and Vivekanand School

Enrollement: Admission process starts in June.

Approval from DEC:

Any other affiliation/ accredition: No

Name of the university: Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board (NCWEB), University of Delhi

Tutorial Building (University of Delhi), Patel Chest Marg, Delhi-110007

Phone, Helpline no: 27667640, 27667725, ext 1651, 1652


Year estd: 1943

Programmes on offer

BA programme

MSc mathematics
MA English
MA Persian
MA Hindi
MA Arabic
MA Punjabi
MA Bengali
MA Urdu
MA Sanskrit
MA history