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Lost out on DU? Admissions at SOL, NCWEB now open
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 19, 2014
First Published: 10:43 IST(19/6/2014)
Last Updated: 11:04 IST(19/6/2014)

Each year, hundreds of applicants miss out on a chance to apply to the university by failing to meet the deadline for submission of forms.

Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL) and the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) are fallback options for such candidates along with those whose do not want to study in regular colleges.

Both centres have started the sale of application forms on Tuesday.

While the last date for submission of forms at NCWEB is June 30, the deadline for submission of SOL application forms is in August.

NCWEB accepts applications only from women who reside in Delhi. Classes are held during weekends.

Currently, classes are held at 13 colleges that include Hansraj College, Jesus and Mary College and Maitreyi College.

The board admits around 13,000 students to its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is a boon for applicants who can’t or don’t want to attend a regular college.

Admissions to NCWEB are done on the basis of cut-offs. In the last few years, the institute has become so popular that cutoffs for a few of their courses are more than that those set by regular colleges. The board offers only two under graduate courses — B Com and BA (programme).

“I have to take care of my ailing mother during the week and can’t apply for admission in a regular college but I also want to continue my education. My teachers told me about NCWEB and it seems to be the perfect option for me,” said Ishita Sharma, an applicant who scored 82% in her class 12 exams.

For applicants who want to study while they work or for those who missed out on applying to a regular college, SOL is the next best option.

The centre has started its online application process and will start selling offline forms from its North Campus on June 25. It offers BA, BCom (programme) and honours courses in English, Political Science and BCom.

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria (40% in class 12) will be granted admission.

Applicants can apply to SOL through its online admission process.

All applicants will be provided the study material at the time of admission.

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