Introduction to Delhi University:
The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known as high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
Facilities of Delhi University
1. Class Rooms and Tutorials
Each class-room is being equipped with LCD projector
Class-rooms are also being refurnished and AC facilities are being provided in each room.
2. Computer Centers
The Colleges and Universities has two well-equipped Computer Centers. Both the centers are provided with 40 computers, each with updated software and hardware.
Internet facilities provided in each computer. Printing and scanning facilities are also available with each computer through network.
3. Reading hour
The Delhi University Library System (DULS) has more than 34 libraries in its fold The university has advanced its web activity with the subscription of 63 high quality electronic databases being made available through campus network to teachers, students and research scholars 21 more databases are also accessible through UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium DULS also promotes Open Access e-resources and conducts innovative Information Literacy Programmers (ILP) for the benefit of students, researchers and faculty members Out of the total collection of 15.05lakh, the DULS libraries have been able to place the bibliographical information on the OPAC system with 11,35,843 books.
4. Hostels in Delhi University
Accommodation is the biggest problem for students who come from outside Delhi to seek admission in Delhi University. Their first priority is to get accommodation in a hostel, because finding appropriate rooms in Delhi is a challenge in itself. But hostel accommodation is never easy to come by as only a few colleges provide hostel facility at graduate level, where at least 15 to 20 applications are received for a mere 2 to 3 seats allotted for every course. So here also priority is given to merit lists.
5. Bus Service
The University, in collaboration with the Delhi Transport Corporation, will launch a campus bus service at the North Campus on Tuesday. The bus service, which will be available for students and staff of the University, will have a flat charge of Rs 5. The buses will ply from Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 6 pm on three routes.
6. Study-tours abroad
The university is planning to send its students abroad for short study-tours. This step is being taken to enhance more interaction among Indian and foreign students. Under this initiative, three batches of 25 students each will be selected for study tours to Australia, China. Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu, in the month of October. The selection process will be conducted after classes begin, to decide on students who will be sent abroad. Selections will be completely based on merit. Students will initially be sent to these countries for two to three weeks, but in the near future the university might even send them to study an entire semester. Students will not have to pay. The university has spoken to the Australia-India Institute in Melbourne to host the first batch of students from DU.
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