AUD launches admissions portal and introduces new courses

The university reserves 85% of its places for Delhi students and will conduct admissions using CUET scores

The university reserves 85% of its places for Delhi students and will conduct admissions using CUET scores

Delhi’s Ambedkar University (AUD) has launched its admission portal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will use Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores to admit students, said Vice Chancellor Anu Singh Lather on Friday.

The university offers 19 undergraduate courses and 27 postgraduate courses with 1,123 and 1,399 students respectively. The deadline for completing the admission form is October 12.

Ms Lather said the university launched two new undergraduate courses and two new postgraduate courses this year. The undergraduate courses are a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a BBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (BBA-IEV). The postgraduate courses are an MA in Criminology and an MA in Comparative Literature.

AUD has 85% of its seats reserved for students who have completed their schooling in Delhi. It will also proceed with admission through its supernumerary quota of athletic and extracurricular activities. The BBA-IEV program introduced to nurture the entrepreneurial talent of students has been designed for those who have emerged from the top 126 teams in the Delhi government’s Business Blasters program, the university said. Entry into this particular program will not be made using CUET scores but will give a 50% weighting to the score in the Business Blasters program and a 50% weighting to the score obtained in an interview.

CIP format

In line with National Education Policy (NEP) recommendations, the university redesigned its three-year undergraduate courses into four-year programs. “Our admissions portal has opened and the application deadline is October 12. We will release our first merit list based on CUET scores on October 18 and subsequent lists on October 24 and 28,” Ms. Lather said. . She added that as there has already been a backlog of student admissions this year, the AUD is looking to speed up the admissions process and will give assured admission to more students in the first merit list itself.

The university has stated that the merit list will be calculated taking into account the candidate’s CUET score in the advertised subject combination for the program.

AUD operates as a multi-campus unitary university with research, postgraduate and undergraduate programs in the social sciences and humanities. It has campuses at Kashmere Gate, Karampura and Lodhi Road.

AUD was established by the Delhi government through an act in 2007, mandated to focus on research and education in the social sciences and humanities and guided by BR Ambedkar’s vision of linking equality and social justice with excellence.