A great choice for the ladies

With more than 12,000 stu­dents on its rolls, the Univer­sity of Delhi’s Non-col­le­giate Women’s Ed­u­ca­tion Board helps sev­eral stu­dents who can­not join reg­u­lar col­lege to pur­sue higher stud­ies

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - HT Ed­u­ca­tion Cor­re­spon­dent

Giv­ing five days in a week to its stu­dents to pur­sue their am­bi­tions, the Univer­sity of Delhi’s Non-Col­le­giate Women’s Ed­u­ca­tion Board (NCWEB) con­ducts classes over the week­end for women stu­dents re­sid­ing in the Cap­i­tal. With more than 12,000 stu­dents on its rolls, the board helps sev­eral stu­dents who can­not join reg­u­lar col­lege for var­i­ous rea­sons to pur­sue un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate de­grees.

Un­der­grad­u­ate classes are held at Bharati Col­lege, Janki Devi Me­mo­rial Col­lege, Je­sus and Mary Col­lege, Kalindi Col­lege, Lak­shmi Bai Col­lege, Mata Sun­dri Col­lege, Maitreyi Col­lege, PGDAV Col­lege, Shyama Prasad Mukher­jee Col­lege, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Col­lege of Com­merce, Hansraj Col­lege, Ma­haraja Agrasen Col­lege and Sid­dharth In­ter­na­tional School.

Post­grad­u­ate classes at present are held at the Tu­to­rial Build­ing, Arts Fac­ulty, Univer­sity of Delhi, north cam­pus.

Ad­mis­sion is done on the ba­sis of merit by declar­ing cut-offs. NCWEB stu­dents are not al­lowed to pur­sue any other full-time course. Teach­ing is class­room-based and no writ­ten ma­te­rial is given.

Stu­dents are ex­pected to at­tend classes reg­u­larly as the min­i­mum 66% at­ten­dance has been made manda­tory to ap­pear for univer­sity ex­am­i­na­tions, which are held along with the stu­dents of reg­u­lar col­leges. The board pro­vides li­brary fa­cil­ity to all un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents in the re­spec­tive teach­ing cen­tres and a post­grad­u­ate lbrary is lo­cated in the Arts Fac­ulty build­ing north cam­pus.

It gives fi­nan­cial aid and book loan fa­cil­ity for the aca­demic year to the needy and de­serv­ing stu­dents.

Teach­ers of the univer­sity and af­fil­i­ated col­leges are de­puted as guest fac­ulty to teach the NCWEB stu­dents. The board be­gan func­tion­ing in Septem­ber 1944 with three stu­dents.

NCWEB of­fers BA (prog) and BCom cour­ses at the un­der­grad­u­ate level. The fee for the two pro­grammes is R3,365 and 3,465, re­spec­tively.

The classes will be­gin from Au­gust 3, 2013, for Satur­day cen­tres and from Au­gust 4, 2013, for Sun­day cen­tres.

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