Delhi University’s School of Open Learning(SOL) is a pioneer institution in the field of distance education in India. It will start with its online admission process for its five undergraduate courses from June 1, as per TOI reports. It is a handy option for those who wish to continue their education, but need to work alongside on the weekdays. Apart from financial reasons, students also opt for SOL if they are already pursuing a professional degree such as CA, CS, and/or are preparing for other entrance examination.
SOL currently offers 10 courses for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The undergraduate degrees include BA (Programme), BA Political Science(H), BA English(H), BCom(H) and B.Com (Programme). “Last year approximately 1.4 lakh students had enrolled in the five undergraduate courses,” said HC Pokhriyal, executive director of SOL.
The institute will release its prospectus along with the application form on its website sol.du.ac.in
. While the last date for application is July 31, students can apply after paying a penalty fee of Rs 100 till August 31 and Rs 200 till September 15.
“Students who apply for BCom often pursue chartered accountancy (CA) or company secretary (CS) courses alongside. Students pursuing BA (Hons) often opt for fashion designing or fine arts courses. This way they can specialise in multiple courses within three years,” TOI quoted an administrative official at SOL.
Since many students who pursue studies through SOL are usually doing so out of economic difficulties, the fees at SOL for students residing in India are lower as compared to other Delhi University colleges offering regular courses.
The annual fees for general category students for BA Programme is Rs 3,430, BA(H) English and BCom (Programme) Rs 3,530, BA(H) political science Rs 3,630 and BCom (H) Rs 3,830. The fees are lower for reserved categories.
The Admission Process:
SOL does not have a cutoff list like regular colleges and the eligibility criterion for students is lower. The highest eligibility criterion in 2016 was for BA English(H) at 65% aggregate with at least 75% in English Core or 65% in English Elective or Functional English. The eligibility for the rest of the courses was 60% or below. The new prospectus will carry all the details regarding eligibility and guidelines for the admission process.
Other Options: Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board
Women applicants from the NCT are not required to register separately for admission to the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB). They can do so by simply selecting the gender as female and area of residence as Delhi in the same centralised online registration form. NCWEB will put out its first cut off on June 24 at www.ncweb.du.ac.in
) and at all its centres.
Source: Times of India