Besides government and private universities, the admissions are in full swing at open universities, leaving ample options for the students.
In matters of course fee, open universities have an edge over other varsities. Moreover, these universities also run their own placements cells too to help students secure jobs after course completion.
One of the oldest and renowned open universities is Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). It offers various professional degree, diploma as well as certificate courses via three different modes - online education, distance learning mode and on-campus studies.
A significant feature of IGNOU is that it offers more than 600 degree, diploma and certificate programmes, and that too at a very nominal tuition fee, said a counsellor of IGNOU study centre at PPN Degree College on Monday. He added that one can get the prospectus for Rs 100 from any of the study centres located at HBTI, PPN College and Christ Church College before July 29 for seeking admission in the university in July session.
Besides IGNOU, the students have other options among open universities.
Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tondon Open University (UPRTOU) also offers a wide range of professional and regular degree programmes at UG and PG levels. It also offers PhD and MPhil programmes, said Sarvesh Pandey, centre head of one of the centers of UPRTOU.
The CSJMU also runs various programmes for humanities and commerce streams in provisional (private) study pattern. One can apply to these courses by purchasing prospectus from CSJMU campus from August onwards.
Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), which has four study centres in the city, is another option for the admission seekers.
This university offers admissions at every quarter of the year.
Director of one of the study centres of SMU, said that SMU is affiliated to UGC and offers degree and diploma programmes in information-technology (IT) and management streams. It also offers various courses related to humanities stream as well.
The authorities of CSJM University conducted the entrance exams for various professional and degree courses on Monday.
Hundreds of students appeared in the MSc entrance exam.
The MSc course run by CSJM University is offered in various subjects - Microbiology, Environmental Science, Biotechnology etc.
The university authorities also conducted entrance exam for Master of Arts ( MA) course.
It may be mentioned here that the admission process has commenced in various degree colleges across the city.
Meanwhile, the results of graduation and post-graduation exams including BCom, BSc, MSc etc have got delayed. It is now expected that the results will be declared by June 30. A varsity official said that the slow evaluation process has led to the delay in the declaration of the results.
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An Indian steel manufacturing company in Ghana is spending $10 million to construct an international school under the Delhi Public School (DPS) franchise.
The aim is to improve the quality of education to benefit children in the West Africa region as part of the company's social responsibility, Mukesh Thakwani, a director of B5Plus Group said.
Known as the Delhi Public School, Thakwani said the school would provide a high standard of education that DPS is noted for. "There is no single international school in West Africa that is providing the sort of education that one would get from this school," he said.
"The school in Tema which is outside Accra would cater to over 2,000 children in both primary and junior high school," Thakwani said.
"We have noticed that high quality international school facilities available in the region are not affordable and we decided to provide that in Ghana, to be made available to children across West Africa," Thakwani said.
The school is not being set up to serve children of the growing Indian population along the West African coast, he said.
"School population is bigger than the number of children by parents of Indian region. So that cannot be what motivated us to get into this venture."He said DPS, which is noted for its quality education, has over 150 such schools around the world.
The curriculum of the school has been designed to provide academic, film making and clay making crafts to prepare the students for work, he said.
"The B5Plus Group is venturing into this because of our belief in the education of the child. In addition, we are just giving back to society what we have achieved through our operation in the country," Thakwani said.
The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University is offering preparatory programme in Urdu and Hindi medium along with English and Marathi for students from specific linguistic communities.
The University will also be launching its B.A in Urdu soon, Shreenivas Belsare, Head, Corporate Communication, YCMOU, Mumbai Office said.
The University has also been offering relief to those who fail at 10th and 12th examinations by admitting them to its degree preparatory programme, helping them graduate without doing SSC or HSC, he said.
Maharashtra Government issued a Govt. Resolution on May 20 making it clear that those who pass the 1st year B.A. or B.Com of the state open university (through the preparatory course i.e. without doing their HSC) will be treated eligible to apply for any Govt. job wherever an HSC is the basic qualification, he said.
The University decided to ensure that this facility is made available also to the minority communities by offering the preparatory course through Urdu and Hindi media. Each year about 17,000 students appear for SSC from about 2000 Urdu medium schools.
YCMOU has also launched a special programme in the Hindi & English media for the benefit of the Jawans in the armed forces.
Noted academics from universities & colleges have been roped in for formulating the syllabi and writing books, he said.
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Here is more proof, if proof were needed, that the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore continues to be the most coveted destination for those clearing the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
As many as the top 89 students who cleared CLAT wanted a seat in the elite institute and 63 of them will sit in
NLSIU classrooms come July 1.Its no news that NLSIU is the most sought-after of all law schools in the country. Whats astonishing is the overwhelming preference shown to the 25-year-old institution over other reputed law colleges in the country. Three students among the top 100 have not indicated their preferences yet. The rest opted for the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. While the top 32 students chose NLS, the student ranked 33 broke the monotony by preferring the Kolkata college, as did the student ranked 36.
The cut-off score for NLSIU was 147.The student who topped the test scored 173.WBNUJS, Kolkata had a cut-off of 137 and the National Law Institute University of Bhopal,132.Of the top 100 students,49 were girls, of which six were among the top 10.
|Tipping point at top law schools|
|Name of institute||Cut-off marks for general quota (out of 200)|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||147|
|NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad||142|
|National Law Institute University, Bhopal||132|
|West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata||137|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||131|
|Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur||125|
|Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar||128|
|Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow||123|