Ambedkar University of Delhi released its admission brochure on Saturday. It has announced five new programmes for the 2020-21 academic session in addition to its existing 37 UG and PG programmes. The new UG programmes are Bachelor of Vocation (Accounting and Finance Programme) and BBA, offering 35 seats each. The new PG programmes are MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (IEVD) and MA (Hindi), offering 35 and 42 seats, respectively. AUD is also launching an MPhil course in Disability Studies with eight seats this academic session onwards. Around 1,800 seats will be available in the upcoming academic session for admission to UG/PG courses.
Anu Singh, Vice Chancellor of the University announced that the admission process will be carried out completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before, students used to come to the campus for verification of documents and payment of fee. Now, this process will be carried out online so that students don’t have to come to campus.
Students can upload their self-attested documents online, which would be checked by university officials. While there are no measures to check for fraudulency, the university said the documents will be verified whenever students return to campus.
The university said it would release the admission schedule next week after consulting the state authorities, but it expects to begin classes for its existing students by August. “While the final call will be taken based on the prevailing situation then and government directives, we are hoping to start classes in August through a blended learning model (both online and offline classes),” Lather said.
While the undergraduate admissions have always taken place based on Class 12th results, the university would conduct interviews and tests for PG/MPhil/PhD courses. In the current scenario the University is not sure what alternate plans will be made in this regard.
Established in 2008, the state university reserves 85% seats for students from the National Capital Region and has separate cut-offs for them. Apart from NCR applicants, the university also has a quota for co-curricular activities and the single girl child.