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Now that CBSE 2010 results have been declared and you know what your score is, it is time to work out a plan of action to secure a seat in the prestigious Delhi University. Your first step should ...
INTRODUCTION TO THE COLLEGE AND LOCATION OF
With a college as old as this one, IP College for Women's infrastructure seems to be suggesting otherwise. The one storey building lends a palatial feel to this college located at civil lines. Located a stone throw's away from the civil lines metro station, accessibility to IP College is butter smooth.
The outstation students can breathe a sigh of relief as IP College houses a hostel that can accommodate 200 students and have another hostel being opened in the coming academic year. Apart from this, the college also has a cyber cafe for its students and staff only. Like every other college, IP College too has a well maintained book bank with a collection of over 78,000 books!
Veering off to the academic now, in this all girls' college the courses offered are poles apart from one another. The courses vary from the unconventional course in computer application to Sanskrit (Hons). Post graduate courses are also offered in various subjects like English, psychology and music! But the college is primarily known for its courses in psychology, philosophy and most importantly mass communication. Many would be surprised to know that IP College is the only college in the whole of DU to offer a course in mass communication at the graduation level. Boasting of a state-of-the art audio visual studio, IP College for Women is touted as the best in the field.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/STUDENTS' SOCIETIES:
Being a student here would be rather eventful for IP College for women has a plethora of extra-curricular activities to choose from. A gamut of students' clubs like the Dramatics society, the Editorial society, the dance society, the Nature club and the Debating society amongst several others, await you at IP College for Women when you are tired of digging your head into books. And the sea of choices does not end here; the college also harbours a well-equipped gymnasium, extensive playing fields and a swimming pool. There is still some more that IP College has in store to offer- if your heart beats for the welfare of the society then you can enrol in the National Service Scheme. This scheme has its students helping the differently enabled with their routine chores and also includes participation in blood donation camps.
Famous Alumni include Late Smt Sucheta Kriplani (Chief Minister), Smt Pratima Puri, Ms. Sarla Maheshwari, Ms. Ritika Jhanjhi (News presenter on NDTV Profit), Yashika Dhillion and several others who have made their presence felt! All this and lots more makes IP College for Women one of the most sought after colleges in Delhi University.
As the time for Delhi University admissions draws closer, the need to be abreast of the proceedings becomes all the more necessary. At Indraprastha College for Women, all attempts are made to make the otherwise tedious admission procedures a cakewalk. Starting usually on the 1st of June and lasting for about a fortnight, centralised forms are made available across the parts of Delhi to make the procedures less cumbersome. IP College for Women accepts centralised forms unlike a few others. However, while applying for the course that IP College offers in mass communication the candidate is required to buy a separate form from the college
The stipulation for being eligible for all the courses is that the candidate must be of the age of at least 17 years.
To avoid last minute rush, mark some dates on your calendar. For starters, Delhi University usually starts the sale of admission forms from the 1st of June and gives almost a fortnight for the submission of the forms. The first cut off list is declared usually in the beginning of the last week of June and the subsequently lists are declared at a gap of four days from each other. Apart from this, there always seems to be some confusion about the timings during which the sale and submission of forms is functional. IP College like most other colleges commences its' admission procedures at 10am and goes on for three hours before calling it a day.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR THE MASS COMMUNICATION COURSE
This college holds a rigorous 3-tier entrance exam for its much coveted mass communication course. The only mentioned prerequisite for this course is for the candidate to have an aggregate of 55% in 10 + 2 examinations. Fulfilling the only requirement leads the candidate to be eligible for the entrance exam.
As stated before, this course is not covered in the centralised Delhi University form and hence the applicants need to buy a separate form from the college premises. The sale of prospectus and forms commences on the 4th of May from 10am to 4pm and is priced at a humble cost of RS. 100. The fees for the 3-tier entrance exam for the general category is Rs. 800 whereas those from the reserved categories can avail the form at a price of Rs. 400. Last date for receipt of the form is the 15th of June.
The first round of the entrance, which is scheduled to take place on the 20th of June, tests how well aware one is of the current happenings. The results of the same will be put up on the 25th of June. Clearing this, the second round that will take place on the 27th of June marks you on your creative writing skills. Once you find your name in the result list declared on the 30th of June, you will be called for the last and toughest round i.e. the personal interview in the first week of July. If you manage to sail through this one, there is no stopping you
PREVIOUS YEAR'S CUT OFFS:
Shifting the spotlight to other courses now, the cut-offs for courses such as Commerce (H), Computer Science (H) and Economics (H) hovers around the 90% mark while for English (H), the cut off is usually around 88-90% depending upon the candidate's chosen stream. Other cut-offs like that for Psychology (H) settle down at about 87-88%, and Philosophy (H) at sits pretty at 70%.
For information direct from the horse's mouth, the contact details of IP College for Women are as follows:
IP College for Women
31, Shamnath Marg, Delhi- 110054
Fax : 011 - 23976392