Delhi University to offer scholarship to orphan students

New Delhi: Ahead of the admissions for the new session, Delhi University (DU) has announced a scholarship program under which students, whose parents are no more or unemployed will be benefited.

“The University of Delhi is considering to provide full scholarships to students whose both parents are deceased or unemployed and half fee waiver to those students whose earning member is deceased in order to cover their college or university fee,” the university said regarding its scholarship program.

The online registration for undergraduate programmes will commence from May 30, postgraduate (PG) programmes, postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law and for M.Phil or Ph.D. programmes from June 3.

All kinds of registration procedures and programs for the courses will be done online for every category and quota. There will be an increase of 10 percent of seats for the economically weaker students. This will raise the number of seats in the university to 6000.

DU will be affecting the increase in two phases — 10 percent in the first year and the remaining 15 percent in the next year. The students applying for the course must specifically mention if they belong to economically weaker sections and produce a certificate as proof.

“The admission committee in its approach has been very inclusive and accommodative. They have tried their level best to make the admission process easy and efficient. Online calculator, mapping of the subjects from state boards and protection and promotion of Modern Indian Languages are few important steps taken in this direction by the Admission Committee,” said Rasal Singh, Member, Academic Council, DU.

He also said that the introduction of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) will be a major opportunity for the otherwise deprived students.

“Since 10 percent seats will be increased this year and 15 percent next year, this decision will not affect the interest of students from other categories,” he added.

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