The School of Open Learning i.e. the DU SOL is one of the finest institutes which provides distance education in India. It is affiliated with The University of Delhi and comes under the Campus of Open Learning. The alternate center of education came into existence in 1962 with 900 students.
It is to be noted that the curriculum is constant in the DU SOL and the other colleges under Delhi University. This is a feasible option for students who want to attain a Delhi University degree without attending a regular college. It gives them a flexible mode of education.
Moreover, SOL aims to provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses in humanities and commerce. The students are mailed the subject material. The notes are well written and organized. For additional benefit, Personal Contact Program is organized in most of the SOL study centers. The students can expect a well-maintained library for reference.
Normally, classes held the weekend for the SOL students. However, there is no compulsory attendance to attain.
There is a South Study Centre at South Moti Bagh, New Delhi. It caters to the increasing enrollment of students in the DU SOL.
SELECTION CRITERIA OF DU SOL
The registrations forms were released on the 19th of October, 2020. The undergraduate admission process started at a humble pace. The interested candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria. Then the candidates can fill the application form in order of their preference. The ones having minimum academic qualifications in the 12th or equivalent examination and have other authentic documents will be qualified for admission.
The university offers undergraduate courses like BA English Hons, BA Political Science Hons, BA program, B. Com Hons, and B.Com. The admission is purely on a merit basis.
At the postgraduate level, the courses offered are MA Sanskrit, MA Political Science, MA Hindi, MA History, and M.Com. The applicants must have completed their bachelor’s from a recognized university and must have a degree of the same.
The admission in master’s courses is not on a merit basis. Aspirants need to give an entrance test. The ones who qualify go to the next round which the interview or group discussion.
However, 50% of seats are reserved for the Delhi University undergraduates. The admission for them is on a merit basis.
Once the admit cards will be released for the entrance test, the students can download it from the official website. At the time of the entrance test, students are required to carry their admit card along with identification proof. The list of ones who pass the exam will be displayed on the DU SOL website. The merit list will have the name of the candidate, gender, category, and the entrance marks.
Their admission will be confirmed when the documents are verified by the authorities.
DU SOL IMPORTANT DATES
The registration form can be accessed on the official site of DU SOL from October 19th. The last date to fill the form is not notified yet. The registration for post-graduate courses has not started.
APPLICATION PROCESS OF DU SOL
The candidates need to fill the application form with all the required information. They have to enter authentic personal, contact, and academic details. Any discrepancy can lead to the cancelation of admission at any stage. The documents need to be uploaded carefully by the candidates.
Steps to fill the application form:
The whole admission process has shifted online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, the students need to be extra careful while filling in the details in the form and uploading the documents. They are asked to follow the steps mentioned below.
- Go to the official DU SOL website at sol.du.ac.in.
- They need to enter valid email id and phone number for the registration process.
- They will be given a unique username and password.
- Then the students need to login by entering the same details.
- Fill the application form with the utmost patience.
- Be ready with scanned photographs, scanned signatures, and educational mark sheets, and other documents.
- Upload the documents.
- The next step is to pay the application fee through debit, credit card, or by using internet banking.
- Download the application form.
10.Take the printout of the DU SOL admission form.
The applicants need to remember the login credentials i.e. the username and password for future reference. If the candidate has forgotten the password then he/she can set a new one from it by clicking on the forgot your password option.
The students need to pay the application fee to confirm the registration. The candidature will be considered by the college authorities once the application fee is paid. The application fee for the candidates belonging to the Unreserved and OBC category is Rs 500. For the ones belonging to the SC/ST/PWD category, the amount is fixed at 250 rupees.
The reserved category students can even submit the fees through cash at the SOL counter. The candidates belonging to the NHR and FSR have another option to pay the fees. A demand draft can be signed in name of the Executive Director, School of Open Learning, Delhi University, Delhi, 110007. It can be done through any nationalized bank. Behind the demand draft, the candidate must have written their name, course applied for, and admission number. It can be sent through the post.
- Application form of DU SOL
- Migration certificate
- Original mark sheets and pass/provisional certificates
- Disability certificate if any
- Certificate of reserved category for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. It should be self-attested.
- If the applicant is applying for the concession in the fee then an income certificate is to be attached. This option is available for the students whose family income is below 8,000 rupees per month. The fee concession column is to be selected while filling the application form. It must be self-attested.
- If applying under the financial assistance then a self-attested copy of the AAY/BPL ration card is to be uploaded.
- Scheduled Tribe – 7.5 % of total intake in a course
- Scheduled Caste – 15 % of total intake in a course
- Other backward classes – 27 % of total intake in a course
- Sports/ECA – 5% of total intake in a course
- A person with disabilities – According to the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2017, 5 % of seats will be reserved
- Foreign Nationals – 5 % seats in the first year of each course
- Widows/Children of eligible Armed Forces Personnel (CW) – 5 % of the seats available in a course