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Twenty New Degree Colleges
AAP will open 20 new colleges under Delhi administration on the outskirts of the city in partnership with the villages of Delhi. Further we will double the existing seat capacity of the Delhi government administered colleges including Delhiā€™s flagship university, the Ambedkar University.
Project Updates

  • Dy CM & Education Minister vouches for the left out 1.25 lakh 12th pass out students in Delhi New Delhi: More than half of 2.5 lakh students, who pass out of schools every year, are not able to make it to the colleges for higher studies. They either dropout, or make it to the colleges outside Delhi or get admission into the private colleges paying a hefty amount. How can we accommodate them, asked Dy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia to the University officials while inaugurating the new campus of Ambedkar University of Delhi at Karampura on July 27, 2016.
  • The AUD campus has the capacity of accommodating 200 undergraduate students in four courses at the moment and will accommodate over 2200 students by 2019. It aims at becoming a multi-campus University with facilities across the city.
  • Till now it has been operating from its campus at Kashmere Gate where 40 Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research programmes are offered currently.
  • Two new campuses in Rohini and Dheerpurare are scheduled to function from 2020. The University focuses on research and teaching in social sciences and humanities.
  • Addressing the august gathering, Mr. Sisodia emphasized the need to scale up the capacity to accommodate more students and urged the teaching faculty and university officials to maintain the standards of education at all cost. He said, “The proportion of increasing the seats every year by 10 to 100 will not work. Over 2.5 lakh students out of 26 lakh, including that of 16 lakh from the Govt schools, pass out every year from the schools.” He stressed upon improving the quality of education and at the same time increasing the seats.
  • He challenged the teaching and student community to make this University a “much sought after Institute”.
  • He emphasized on the need for creating an ambience to have research activities in the campus along with skill related courses. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Punya Salila Shrivastava, Secretary, Education, elaborated upon the key initiatives taken by the Delhi Government this year by opening Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University, 9 polytechnics that were upgraded to Institutes of Technology and affiliated to IP University and are running B.Voc. courses with over 900 seats. Two ITIs have been made operational at Mangolpuri and Nandnagri (women). Two new private institutions have started offering undergraduate courses at Leelavati Munshi College of Education and Action for Autism in 2016.
  • IP University has last year increased the enrollment by 4000 after streamlining the processes. This year it has increased the capacity by another 2000 by introducing two new institutions, colleges and also by expansion of courses. Prof Shyam B Menon, Vice Chancellor shared the vision of Dr B R Ambedkar for social justice and transformation.
  • He said, the university is specifically working in the area of Development studies, Public Policy, Disability studies, publishing, among others. The objective is to expand and diversify the classroom mode of education to the field exploring mode of education.

  • A major achievement is added by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, by making the long pending Pharmaceutical University, functional from the Academic Session 2015-16.
  • The Act of Delhi Pharmaceutical Science & Research University (DPSRU) was passed by the Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi in September, 2008 but it could not be made functional, so far. With the vision to promote excellence, research and development in pharmaceutical field; the new Government of Delhi took initiative by making the University functional. The Board of Governors (BOG) of the University has been notified to take forward the academic functioning of the University from the Current Academic Session 2015-16.
  • The University will run from the DIPSAR Campus, Pushp Vihar, Saket, New Delhi. An additional building block, 8+1 storey building will be completed soon and sufficient space will be made available for functioning of the University.
  • Presently, the existing institute DIPSAR is running Diploma, Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in Pharmacy. The University will introduce more courses in pharmaceutical field and in allied sciences, like medical lab technology, physiotherapy etc. This will increase the present student strength of around 600 to 1500 over a period of three years.
  • More specialised Post Graduate Programmes will also be added along with creation of Centres of Excellence in the specialised area of pharmacy like medicinal chemistry, toxicology, drug regulatory affairs etc. The University will also focus on the thrust area of research like diabetes mellitus, biological research, drug discovery and development and herbal drug technology etc.
  • The creation of University will boost the pharmaceutical and health care industries that the University will collaborate and share the research and development as per requirements of the industry.

Locations for colleges are being identified, with one college of pharmacy already started.