New Delhi: Though Novel Coronavirus continues to affect daily lives, there is good news for students who have graduated from school this year, and want to pursue higher education.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced that the Delhi Government has added 1,330 new seats for nine existing courses at Guru Gobind Indraprastha (IP) University for the academic session 2020-21.
Sisodia announced the addition of 1,330 seats for IP University this year at a virtual press conference at Delhi Secretariat. These seats will be added to IP University affiliated colleges, to nine existing courses at undergraduate as well as graduate level.
Out of these, maximum seats have been allotted to B.tech with a total of 630 seats.
The breakdown for the new seats for the nine courses – B.Voc (20 seats), BBA (120 seats), B.com (220 seats), BA Economics (120 seats), BCA (90 seats), MBA (60 seats), Msc. Yoga (15 seats), and M.Voc (55 seats).
These additional seats, Sisodia said, is an effort by the Delhi Government to offer new opportunities to students during an extremely difficult year.
“This is good news for students looking to pursue higher education this year as 1,330 additional seats will be available to them now”, Sisodia said. He added that these seats are as good as opening 5-6 new colleges, considering the significant number of seats that have been additionally allocated this year.
Sisodia said, “When a new college opens up in this country, barely 200-odd seats are made available for students. If you look at these new seats, the Delhi Government is providing the equivalent of at least 5-6 new colleges for students. It’s a good opportunity for our children”, he added.