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Psychology leads the way at Ambedkar Univ

Admissions to under-graduate courses at the Ambedkar University here began on Thursday with 10,000 applications being received this year.

The university has declared cut-offs that are as high as that of the Delhi University with the minimum required percentage for four courses touching 100 per cent. On the first day, 36 admissions were granted to seven courses. The university, which offers courses in Economics, English, Psychology, Mathematics, Sociology, History and Social Sciences and Humanities, has 34 seats for each course. Most admissions were for Psychology, the cut-off for which touched 100 per cent for aspirants who are not from Delhi. “The total number of admissions on the first day was 36, but we are expecting more in the coming days. A lot of rush was seen in the Psychology course,” said Kuriakose Mamkoottam, Dean, Student’s Service.

“Our Psychology department has a reputation, which is why we get a lot of applications for the course. However, it is also because the subject is not available in many Delhi University colleges,” Mr. Mamkootam added.

The total number of applications here has gone up 64 per cent this year. According to university officials, English was among the popular subjects, besides Psychology and Economics.

Students, who studied Commerce in Class XII and are not from Delhi, require 100 per cent to get admission to any of the four courses including B.A. (Hons.) with a major in English, Psychology, Sociology and Social Sciences and Humanities. The cut-off for students who are not from the National Capital Territory [NCT] has seen a jump of 2 to 4 percentage points from last year.

The varsity reserves 85 per cent seats for students from Delhi, for whom the cut-off is lower. The cut-off is 97 per cent for admissions to B.A. (Hons.) with a major in English for Commerce students, while it is 92 per cent for Humanities students and 96 per cent for Science students. Similarly, the cut-off is 98 per cent for admissions to B.A. (Hons.) with a major in Psychology for Commerce students, while it is 93 per cent for Humanities students and 97 per cent for Science students.

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