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Vocational courses pay off

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There simply aren’t enough seats for students vying for one in Delhi University colleges. In Delhi region alone, the number of students taking Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class XII exam shot up to 2,58,998 in 2013 from 2,05,384 three years ago. The numbers simply don’t add up.

While in NCR alone, 2,24,765 students cleared the boards this year, DU, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Jamia Millia Islamia together manage to cobble up 81,000 undergraduate seats. Experts feel 60% students don’t find a place in the conventional higher education set-up. They would rather do well for themselves via a vocational education course, experts said.

According to former DU vice-chancellor Deepak Pental, the higher education set-up can never absorb all school-leaving students and there is no point pushing them all for a “useless BA and BSc degree”.

“The government is focusing on vocational education and it should be implemented in the right spirit. There will be lots of skill-based jobs which will be created in years to come, for example, in the manufacturing sector. Who will do these jobs if we don’t have skilled resources? These 60% students should go for skill-based education and a two-year intensive skill-based training from Class XI onwards will make sense,” he said.

Stating that all students don’t have academic aptitude and would perform better in vocational areas, principal of Shri Ram College of Commerce P C Jain said, “All students don’t have academic aptitude, but will have other skills. A vocational course is more paying and rewarding. The government has set up a National Skill Development Corporation which also finances such courses.”

But experts have cautioned that unless the mindset that “vocational education is inferior” is changed, matters can’t move forward and there is need for a well-thought out policy. “Despite being more remunerative, many don’t want to opt for vocational courses. A well thought out policy is needed. More polytechnics should be opened,” S M Sajid, officiating VC, Jamia Millia Islamia, said.

The way forward, according to vice-chancellor of Ambedkar University Shyam B Menon, is to make students of vocational education feel rewarded. “One must take a holistic view as everybody can’t afford higher education. In Tamil Nadu, for example, the vocational stream at Class XII level has done very well, which is not the case in Delhi. There are a large number of polytechnics in Delhi. There should be lateral movement to engineering colleges,” he said. (TOI)

Professional Courses of IP University attract more attention

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Admissions for different undergraduate courses of Delhi University are conducted and received almost 2.5 lakh applications for 53,000 seats. Simultaneously, admissions at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for its technical and professional programs were also held.

Response to the courses of IP University is higher than the previous year. Till now, it received 90,000 applications for 23000 seats which already cross the previous data. More applications are expected to receive till the last date.

This hike in the application form shows the diversion of youth towards the professional courses. Benefit of these courses is that they are job-oriented. The courses that are greatly in demand such as Criminology, Forensic Science are available in IP University.

Involvement in sports and extracurricular activities is assumed to be the other reason for such increment in applicants.

The highest number of applications is received for B. Tech and BBA courses including 25,000 and 65,000 applications for BBA and BTech courses. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is a renowned university situated at Dwarka, New Delhi. Professional job-oriented courses are offered by the university such as disciplines of engineering, technology, medicine, education, pharmacy, nursing, law, etc. are available in which students can enroll.

To enroll in any professional course according to your interest or to get more information about the programs, visit the official website of GGSIP university. The admission will be continued till August 2013.

IP University launches PhD in mass communication

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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University) has launched a PhD programme in mass communication this year.  It said the last date for sale as well as submission of application form would be April 30, 2013.

According to C P Singh, dean, University School of Mass Communication, the specialisations available under the programme are journalism, media business and economics, communication of innovations, media and youth, new media and film and electronic media.

According to CS Rai, director (research and consultancy) at the university, applicants are going to be selected through a Research Aptitude Test (RAT) scheduled for May 12, 2013.

For more details, visit www.ipu.ac.in

12,000 candidates apply for newly introduced BCom (H) course in IP University

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The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP ) is all set to introduce the newly introduced BCom (H) course. The University has received 12, 0000 applications for the same. The BCom (H) has become the one of the most popular course in the university.

B Com (H) is also the university’s first non-professional course.

The university has also seen an increase in number of applications from around Rs.1.72 lakh to 1.8 lakh.

The registration process for admissions 2013-14 is likely to end by April 19.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is established by Government of NCT of Delhi under the provisions of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Act, 1998 read with its Amendment in 1999. The university is well known for its law and engineering courses.

The University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), India under section 12B of UGC Act. It was accredited A Grade by NAAC.

IPU to accept NEET scores for medical courses

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Aspirants planning to apply for MBBS, BDS and PG medical courses at Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) will now be selected on the basis of a national entrance test.

The Delhi government has decided – following a request by the Central government’s ministry of health – that MBBS, BDS and PG medical applicants would be filtered in through the new National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

So, those vying for seats in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, RML Hospital; and the ESIC Dental College and Hospital now need give the university their NEET scores along with the NEET registration number.

On May 5, 2013 (on May 18 in Karnataka due to state elections), the Central Board of Secondary Education is going hold the first NEET-undergraduate for MBBS and BDS seats in all medical and dental colleges countrywide approved by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India, respectively. NEET-PG 2013 has already been conducted by the National Board of Examinations in 2012.

The university, however, will continue to take on candidates for the BHMS and superspeciality programmes through its own entrance test. (HT)

Confusion prevails in IP University

Indraprastha UniversityTeachers want clarity on weekend course

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s teachers association alleged that the university has declared the postgraduate diploma in educational leadership and management course this year as a regular weekend course by putting up a poster.

The association members said under the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, regular courses cannot be conducted on weekends.

“Under eligibility conditions, it mentions that preference will be given to those working in the education sector. As per UGC norms, a university cannot admit working professionals unless they are on study leave,” said a member of the teachers’ association.

“A course approved by the Academic Council and Board of Management of the varsity as a regular course cannot be run in the evenings or weekends and vice-versa,” the member added.

Last year, PGDELM was started as a regular course, but it received a lukewarm response. Nearly Rs 1 lakh was spent on the publicity of the course.

“Out of 10,000 brochures only a hundred of them were sold at a cost of Rs 1,000 each. Only 30 aspirants took the entrance test and in the end only three students took admission by depositing Rs 53,000 as fee,” said the member.

The decision-making bodies of the university were kept in the dark about running this regular course only on weekends.

One of the three students confirmed that in the last academic session classes were taking place on weekdays. “From this academic session, it will only be restricted to weekends since working professionals do not get much time on weekdays,” said the student.

Members also said that School of Education’s dean, who was responsible for launching this course, is facing an inquiry over plagiarism charges.

“It is also not clear if this course is approved by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and UGC,” the member said.

The university public relations officer said since the matter was a policy decision, the vice chancellor (VC) would be the right person to seek a response on the natter. The VC could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. (Deccan Herald)

Indraprastha University offers online counselling for BTech, BBA programmes

Indraprastha UniversityGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is offering online counselling facility to students seeking admission in BTech and BBA programmes.

“BTech and BBA are popular courses with several seats on offer. There are significant changes taking place in technology and we are trying to keep up. The online counselling has been initiated as it is convenient for students and will aid in eliminating human error,” says DK Bandyopadhyay, vice-chancellor , GGSIPU.

The BTech and BBE programmes have around 6,500 seats and 5,400 seats respectively. Explaining how the system will work, Bandyopadhyay says that students will first fill in their details in an OMR sheet. They will indicate their college and course preference on it. Students will then be sorted on the basis of an eligibility criterion, following which the information will be fed into a database.

“Each college under GGSIPU has a fixed number of seats. When students go to individual colleges to fill in the OMR form, they will fill in their details, which will be fed into the master list by all affiliated colleges. The list will be displayed on the college website, www.ggsipu.nic.in. Once students qualify for a certain course, the seat will be blocked.

A window will be opened in individual colleges, for around a week, where students have to physically go with all relevant documents for registration. Blocking a seat alone is not enough, one has to pay the fee for admission to be finalised.

This process will be on till all the seats in the BTech and BBA course are full. The online counselling is likely to start in the first week of June and students are advised to track the website. (TOI)

IP University to setup a design institute

IP UniversityThe Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (popularly known IP University), Delhi is setting up an Institute of design at its East campus which will be Asia’s biggest centre of its kind said Dr A K Walia, minister for higher education, government of NCT of Delhi.

Walia was addressing the ninth convocation of the University at its Dwarka campus on Monday, he also said that at a time public private partnership(PPP) model is not working so well is other countries, IP University has set an example of success of this model of governance.

In his address Lt Governor of Delhi and chancellor of the University, Tejendra Khanna said that academic ambiance plays vital role in the growth of any academic institution besides good teachers, receptive students and state-of-the-art infrastructure. “Domain knowledge combined with human values is need of hours. Learning is a life long process,” he said.

Delivering the convocation address, chairman of Tata Communication Limited, Subodh Bhargava said “As far as learning process is concerned, we will always be a student through out our life. We can learn many things from our life and experiences. Values are those boundaries within which we think and ponder. Some values do not change even with time like honesty, empathy for others, compassion etc. We should be realistic as well optimistic for our growth.”

Vice chancellor of IP University, D K Bandyopadhyay, informed on the occasion that the University is planning to start three new centres of studies in the University- Centre of Study of Indigenous Literature, Centre for Film and Culture Studies and Centre for Development and Planning. “There are three types of skills that are needed in this century- cognitive skills such as analytical and critical thinking, non-cognitive skills such as attitude like honesty, team work, leadership etc, technical skills such as accountancy, tourism, IT, management, construction among others.”

In all 15,945 students of the university were awarded degree on the occasion and 67 students were conferred with Gold Medals(including Essar Power Gold Medal). 15 students were awarded with plaque/citation for their exemplary performance(for obtaining 90% and more marks) in studies. Moreover, 21 students of the University were conferred with PhD degree on the occasion. (TOI)