‘Increase in number of applications by 10-15 per cent'
In view of the large numbers of students seeking admission to Delhi University's School of Open Learning, admissions forms will also be accepted on Saturday and Sunday.
The last date of admission without payment of late fee is August 1. School of Open Learning Executive Director H.C. Pokhriyal, when contacted said: “The School has already made 70,000 admissions. Last year the admissions were about 50,000.”
On Friday the School admitted 6,000 students in the North Campus and South Campus. Speaking about the rise in the number of aspirants, Dr. Pokhriyal said: “A greater number of students have cleared Class XII this year. In fact there is an increase in the number of applications by 10-15 per cent every year.”
“The SoL provides opportunities to students who have been excluded by the illusory benchmark of cut-offs,” he added. The courses offered by the School are B.A. Programme, B.Com (Honours), B.Com., Political Science (Hons) and English (Hons).
High scoring students too have taken admission in the School. Dr. Pokhriyal said: “These days students dabble in multiple areas. For instance B.Com students prepare for Chartered Accountancy and Company Secretary examinations while pursuing graduation. Also the School provides quality education.”
With the semester system being implemented in undergraduate courses across the university, the SoL too is waiting to switch to the semester system. It is awaiting consideration by the university and hopes to have the system in place by next year.