Ambedkar University Delhi Announces AUD Admissions Policy; check eligibility criteria for BA, BSc courses
AUD VC has informed that for all BA (Hons) courses in languages such as English, Hindi etc, students must have the compulsory language.
AUD admissions policy announced (Image source: Official)
NEW DELHI: Delhi government-run Ambedkar University announced on Thursday that it will arrange all undergraduate admissions through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). Addressing a press conference, Vice Chancellor Anu Singh Lather said admissions to the university will be through CUET 2022. Eligibility criteria will be decided on the basis of grades obtained in CUET” , she said. AUD is the first state university to take the CUET exam for 2022-23 admission, Singh said.
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Professor Kartik Dave, Dean of Planning, Ambedkar University (AU), informed that candidates will only be able to appear in CUET in the subjects they studied in Class 12. Merit will be calculated based on the combination of only subjects in which the candidate appeared in CUET, he said. There will be no disadvantage for anyone to switch streams, Dave clarified.
Suresh Babu, Dean of Student Services, said CUET will provide a level playing field for students. “Being a state university, it was not mandatory for us to go to CUET. However, for the benefit of the wider society, we have decided to go for CUET as sooner or later all universities will be invited to join,” said Suresh Babu.
“We chose to enter the CUET system because we believe that students should be under no pressure and have a one stop shop similar to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), National Entrance Eligibility Test ( NEET), etc.”, the VC said. “Getting into NTA will be the most viable and good option,” Singh added.
AUD Admissions Policy 2022
For all BA (Hons) courses in languages such as English, Hindi, etc., students must have the language as compulsory and can choose 3 other subjects from other sections in the entrance test.
Previously, Ambedkar University offered admission through CBSE grades or any 12th board exam, minimum eligibility, which has not changed. The change in the admissions policy is that the CUET score will now decide the merit of the student for admissions.
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“We are more targeting the 15% quota available to all Indian students. We will have more students from all over India,” Singh said. We will post the FAQ on the website to help students with all the details of the application process.
AUD will hold an open day and student helpline for 2022 admission, VC has informed.
AUD Admission: Program Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criterion for most undergraduate programs is 50%, with the exception of the Bachelor of Professional Studies (Bvoc). The passing percentage for BVoc will depend on which board the student is from, Singh said. Bvoc is another type of program that needs support. It is easy and flexible for students to apply for the same, she added.
AUD has retained no language except BA English (Honours) where English language is compulsory with a mark of 65%. The same will apply to all language programs. However, for BA Hindi (hons), it will only take 50% marks as eligibility with no language as the basic requirement, as it is our mother tongue, anyone from any background can opt for Hindi hons. Similarly for BA Mathematics (Hons), students will be required to sit for Mathematics.
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AUD Admissions Policy: Subject Combination
The VC informed that the best combination of subjects that suits the students will be chosen for admission to AUD. The gap year will not be a bar for students, she said.
For admission to the BBA program, eligibility is the general test of CUET with 50% marks in Class 12 from CBSE or a recognized board.
For BA (Hons), students will need to appear for Section 1a Hindi with the best of 3 specific areas in Section 2. For BA Economics, Mathematics is compulsory in Class 12 and students will need to appear for the best of any which 2 domain-specific topics from section 2.
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For the BA History program, a general test will be taken. For the BA in Psychology, the student can choose any language with 2 subjects from Section 2. Finally, for the BA in Mathematics, the best of 2 field-specific subjects from Section 2 can be taken.
Speaking of reservation, VC informed that 85% for Delhi, 50% for all Indian students, the reservation policy will remain the same. There will be no change in the booking policy only that students will be admitted through CUET 2022, she said.
Also, for admission to supernumerary seats for international students, students will not have to appear for CUET 2022 as directed by the Department of External Affairs.
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The VC informed that the number of supernumerary seats for UG is 800. For AUD university, space is the biggest constraint. “If we get 2 more campuses, we are ready for 30,000 students,” she said. Vice-Chancellor Lather also announced the new programs to be launched in the 2022-23 academic session, which are a Master of Arts in Criminology and Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She also informed that the university is in the process of launching a new School of Rural and Tribal Studies.
Also, AUD VC Anu Singh said that 827 places under CUET 2022 are on offer at the university and the admission process for pg will start soon.
The CUET will consist of three parts: compulsory language, 27 domains and general test on quantitative reasoning, logical and analytical reasoning, numerical ability, and general knowledge and current affairs. All questions in all sections will take the level of class 12 as reference. The exam will be conducted in Computer Based Testing (CBT) mode.
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