Ambedkar University Delhi begins UG admission process

Two days after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the Class XII result Ambedkar University Delhi has begun undergraduate admission process. As per NDTV report, the online application can be submitted till June 24 for the UG programs offered at Kashmere Gate and Karampura Campus. The University will release six cutoff lists for the admission, till July 26. The first cutoff list will be released on July 9 and admission will commence on July 10. On campus registration of applications will begin on May 21, noted the report.

The merit list for B.Vocational programs will be decided on the basis of written test and interview. The written test will be held on June 27 and the interview will be held on July 3, 4 and 5. The interview list will be released a day after the admission test. Orientation classes for the B.Voc program will be held on July 26, 27 and 29. Meanwhile, Delhi University is yet to announce the admission schedule. Last year, the admission process had started on May 15 and the online registration portal of Delhi University witnessed a footfall of over 43,000 applicants in just 24 hours. The varsity will hold admissions to merit-based, entrance-based, NCWEB and other quota based courses in colleges affiliated with it, added the report.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, formerly Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University and often referred to as Ambedkar University Delhi or simply AUD, is a state university established by the Government of the NCT of Delhi through an Act of the Delhi Legislature. The University began functioning in August 2008. It is a Unitary non-affiliating University whose main focus is on undergraduate and postgraduate studies and on research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It is completely funded by the State Government of the NCT of Delhi. The University is now declared eligible to receive Central Government Assistance. The university has been graded ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

The Kashmere Gate campus is housed in the erstwhile Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus, along with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. The historical campus originally built for Delhi College of Engineering also houses the 300-year-old Dara Shikoh library. It is located close to the Delhi Vidhan Sabha, Old Delhi Railway Station, St. James’ Church, Delhi and Red Fort and of course Kashmiri Gate (it is the northern gate to the historic walled city of Delhi. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the gate is so named because it used to start a road that led to Kashmir). It is accessible by the red and the yellow line of Delhi Metro. It is a five-minute walk from the Kashmere Gate metro station. The graffiti walls of Kashmiri Gate campus increases enthusiasm of true liberals on daily basis.

The School of Education Studies shifted to a new campus located in Lodhi Road in September 2017. The campus was earlier a Govt. Co-ed Sr. Sec. School. The campus can be accessed through two metro stations namely, Jor Bagh metro station and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station.

The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of the NCT of Delhi handed over the old campus of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College of University of Delhi in the Karampura area of West Delhi to AUD. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College will move to its new campus in Dwarka.

AUD is a multi-campus University with planned facilities across the city. AUD presently has three campuses – in Kashmere Gate, Karampura and, Lodhi Road, where 40 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs are currently on offer. The University is developing two new campuses in Rohini Sector 3 and in Dheerpur. These campuses will be ready by 2020. The 110 acre Dheerpur campus will include a 60-acre biodiversity park to conserve the wetlands. The future campus is planned to be energy-efficient, ecologically-frugal and disabled-friendly. It will include academic, residential, recreational and social facilities for students and staff.

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