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DU and Jamia Millia launch masters in maths education
HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 30, 2012
First Published: 18:42 IST(30/10/2012)
Last Updated: 18:44 IST(30/10/2012)

University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have announced the admission schedule for the new two-year joint degree, masters in mathematics education under the Meta University concept. Graduates who passed their degree examination with at least two full-fledged papers in math at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply for the course, which is due to start on January 3, 2013. Twenty seats are on offer at the two universities.

Equivalent to an MSc mathematics education, the masters programme covers an interesting mix of papers and topics, including Seeing The World Through Calculus: First Steps; School Curriculum: Concept, Processes and Assessment; Does Nature Play Dice? The Amazing World Of Probability And Statistics; English Language Proficiency; Creativity In The Digital World: Graphics And Multimedia; and Understanding Economic Behaviour: The Macro Level.

As part of the joint programme, JMI will offer courses including English For Media Communication: Writing For The Media; Advertising; Contemporary India And The World We Live In; Development Journalism; Media Management; Public Relations And Corporate Communication; and Media Laws And Ethics. The curriculum includes innovation projects. Aspirants can obtain the free application form from the Cluster Innovation Centre at the DU north campus or download it from or
The one-hour entrance test for the course will have 75 multiple choice questions, each of one mark, on mathematical skills, reasoning, mental ability, general awareness, communication skills in English etc.

The timeline 
* Last date for application: November 14, 2012
* Date of admission test: December 2, 2012
* Declaration of test result: December 6, 2012
* Interviews of shortlisted candidates: December 11-12, 2012
* Final result: December 13, 2012 
* Session starts: January 3, 2013

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