Declaration of Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) results for Academic Session 2013-14

The second Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14 was conducted on 19-10-2013 for Winter Bounds Schools and on 18-01-2014 for Summer Bounds Schools for Classes IX and Class XI. This also included (optional) improvement in PSA by students currently in Class X/XII.

The Board has declared the results of second Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Academic Session 2013-14 and the results have been sent to all schools through e-mail.

Those who have not received the results may obtain the same by sending email to : by giving 5 digit school code.

It is once again reminded to all schools that PSA score is to be reflected towards FA4 in both Classes IX and X in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

In case assessment data for Class IX Term II and Class X Term II have been uploaded without incorporating PSA score towards FA4, please contact your Regional Office immediately for further necessay action.

You are requested to upload updated Marks incorporating PSA marks towards FA4 in one language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

Last date for Uploading of assessment data for Class IX Term-II and Class X Term II is 15th April, 2014.

New FYUP yet to be introduced at DU SOL

It is strange that even though Delhi University’s programmes have been given a facelift, nothing has been done for the SOL or NCWEB courses.

SOL gets more students than regular DU colleges and it is only fair that we too get to study under the FYUP system than the old three-year undergraduate system.

SOL or School of Open Learning is Delhi University solution for students who prefer distance learning. The correspondence courses from the institute are a popular preference for students who want to immediately work after school while they also earn a degree. It is also an option for those who do not have a very high percentage that might be sufficient for them to earn admission in their choice of course in a regular college. However, the best part about SOL has been the fact that despite the fact that you are doing a correspondence course, the degree is the same as other colleges and is awarded by the Delhi University.

In the interest of students, the university administration, for quite a while to approve FYUP for School of Open Learning too. Even though we are still awaiting administrative approval on the matter, it is not fair on lakhs of students who come and seek admission here.

However, university officials said that it was the large number of students in SOL that was proving to be a deterrent.

Over 2 lakh students seek admission in SOL. Bringing such a big number of students under FYUP is a challenge that is different from managing a few thousand in regular colleges.

Why to choose Ignou for Correspondence?

Students have a lot of confusion before choosing an open university for education. Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) Offers distance education degree programs in arts, science, commerce, social sciences and information technology. Ignou offers following facility for students:

Special Features:

  • International jurisdiction
  • Flexible admission rules
  • Individualized study: flexibility in terms of place, pace and duration of study
  • Use of latest information and communication technologies
  • Nationwide student support service network
  • Cost-effective programmes
  • Modular approach to programmes
  • Resources sharing, collaboration and networking with Conventional Universities, Open
  • Universities and other Institutions/Organizations
  • Socially and academically relevant programmes based on students need analysis
  • Convergence of open and conventional education systems
  • Relaxed entry regulations
  • Study according to your own pace and convenience
  • Flexibility in choosing the combination of courses from a wide range of disciplines
  • Study from your own chosen place
  • You may also pursue your study in any other university while being a learner of IGNOU.

Program Preparation:

Learning materials are specially prepared by teams of experts drawn from different institutions and universities all over the country as well as in house faculty. These materials are scrutinized by content experts, supervised by the instructors/unit designers and edited by language experts before they are finally sent for printing. Similarly, audio and video cassettes are produced in consultation with course writers, in-house faculty and producers. The material thus prepared is previewed and reviewed by the faculty as well as outside media experts and edited or modified, wherever necessary, before they are finally dispatched to the students, study centers and telecast through Gyan Darshan.

University Credit System:

The university follows the “Credit System” for most of its programmes. Each credit is of 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. A four credit course, for instance, involves 120 study hours. The course weightage is expressed in terms of credits. This helps the learner to understand the academic effort one has to put in, in order to successfully complete a course. Completion of an academic programme (degree, diploma or certificate) requires successful clearing of assignments, term-end examinations of each course in a programme and practical components.

University Support Services:

In order to provide individualized support to its learners, the university has a large number of study centers throughout the country. These are coordinated by 30 Regional Centers. At the study centers, the learners interact with the Academic Counselors and their peer groups, refer to books in the library, watch/listen to video/audio cassettes and interact with the Coordinator on administrative and academic matters. The support services are also provided through work centers, programme centers and skill development centers.

Programme Delivery:

The methodology of instruction in this university is different from that of the conventional universities. The Open University System is more learners oriented, and the learner is an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Most of the instruction is imparted through distance mode rather than face-to-face communication.

The university follows a multi-media approach for instruction. It consists of:
a) Self-instructional printed material
b) Audio-visual material
c) Counseling sessions/contact programmes
d) Teleconferencing
e) Practicals
f) Practical handbooks
g) Interactive radio counseling (IRC); Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan

IGNOU offers distance learning programme in Fruits and Vegetables processing

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites application for a one year “Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables” (DVAPFV) Programme for July 2013 session. This programme was developed with financial support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India.

This diploma programme intends to inculcate vocational and entrepreneurial skills to widen employment opportunities, particularly among rural youth and the disadvantaged sections of the society as well as self employment. The main objective of the programme is to provide the knowledge & skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses and production of value added food products, develop human resource for post harvest management and for primary processing of fruits and vegetables produce at the production areas/ clusters.
The minimum duration of the diploma programme is one year. However, the candidate has the flexibility of completing the programme within four years’ time. The eligibility requirement for this certificate programme is 10+2 pass-outs or Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU. The programme fee is Rs. 12,000. The programme is offered in English and Hindi medium.

All the interested candidates from rural areas and below poverty line urban candidates can avail 50 per cent fee concession on submission of valid proof.

For details, visit IGNOU Website- or contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre/Study Centre. Prospectus can be obtained from Regional Centres in person in Rs.200/-, or by post by sending a DD of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.It can be downloaded from the university website.

BJP demand relaxation in DU cut off for Delhi Students

The BJP demanded 2 – 4% relaxation in cutoffs for students of Delhi for admission to Delhi University. Claiming that the Congress government has not added a single college to the 85 under DU in the last 15 years, Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel said his party will ensure that 15 more state government-funded colleges are opened.

BJP suggest a provision for 2 to 4% relaxation in du cut off list 2013 for admission to undergraduate courses in Delhi University for all the students passing out their class 12 exams from a city school. This would be applicable to all students irrespective of their state of domicile. This can be implemented immediately in at least Delhi government’s colleges in Delhi University.

In order to reduce the pressure of students from neighboring states, prestigious institutions such as SRCC, St. Stephen’s, Lady Shri Ram College, Hindu College, Hans Raj College, JMC  and others can open their branches there. Approximately 2 lakh students pass class 12 exams in Delhi every year.

Spelling out the way forward, the report recommended three DU campuses in east, west and Dwarka in addition to the existing North and South campuses. It also suggested opening up more colleges in National Capital Region through public-private-partnership.

SOL best bet for Delhi University Degree

“University of Delhi School of Open Learning (SOL) have already sold around 70,000 prospectuses and completed around 2,000 admissions so far. We have no additional eligibility criteria, if the student meets the minimum eligibility set by Delhi University (DU) for applying, and then we have to admit him or her”, adding that for their post-graduate courses, they had an entrance test and such.

The SOL application forms started selling from May 27 and will be sold till August 14 without a late fee and then till September 2 with late fee. The SOL is currently offering courses like B.A programme, B.Com, B.Com (Honours), B.A. (Honours) English and B.A. (Honours) Political Science.

If a degree from Delhi University (DU) is all you want despite having no hope of meeting any of the DU cut-offs required for any of the regular courses, then the School of Open Learning (SOL) is your best bet.

The School takes in 1, 50,000 students on an average and at the end of the course, there is no difference between the degree awarded to a student from any regular college and the SOL students.

“There is no difference between the degree that is awarded by any of the University’s 77 colleges and the one that is awarded by SOL,” said School director H.C. Pokhriyal, adding that SOL was a “window of hope,” for all those students who so badly wanted a degree from DU but just did not have the “marks in the 99.9 percentage range,” to make the cut to any of the University’s colleges.

“All 77 regular colleges together offer around 54,000 seats but SOL has about 1,50,000 student intake on an average every year.”

This past week which was the second consecutive week of mission admission for the University’s undergraduate courses in its regular courses, the SOL was by far the most crowded centre in the University’s north campus which itself has resembled a bee-hive of humanity since the beginning of admissions on June 5.

Last year, the School had set a record of sorts for admitting the most number of students in one day.

“We have regular contact classes, it is not a wholly correspondence course, and these classes are conducted at the SOL centre in the North Campus as well as colleges all over the city.”

BHU UG, PG entrance tests from May 30

The entrance examinations for admission to various post graduate (PG) and under graduate (UG) courses of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will commence from May 30th, 2013.

Maximum number of students will be appearing for various entrace tests falling on May 30. According to BHU records, a total of 34,262 applicants will be appearing for BSc Hons (mathematics), M.Sc (applied microbiology) and MA (mass communication) on May 30.

As many as 1,75,585 candidates will appear in the entrance tests for BA, BSc, B.Com, BFA, B.Mus, BPEd, MA, M.Sc, M.Com, MFA, M Musicology, MPEd, BEd and various other courses.

For entrance exam UET admit card and PET admit card need a recent passport size photograph must be affix on Admit Card at the space provided there in. Which should match with the one uploded in the Online Application. This is compulsory.)


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