Frre Health Check-ups at DU’s Lady Irwin College

Free health check-ups under the umbrella of Nutrition for Health Care Mela was organised by DU’s Lady Irwin College for the people belonging to the low-income bracket and the university employees. This Health Mela was organised by the Department of Food and Nutrition. Arguably, this is the biggest healthcare event to have been organised in the history of Delhi University. People were provided with free heart, eye and general check-ups along with emphasis on nutritional and diabetes monitoring. The free health check-ups were accompanied with individual counselling. Display stalls included recognised brands like Glaxo Smithkline — the chief sponsor and was accompanied by participation from Fortis, Max and AIIMS.

FMS Goes Online For Admissions

Faculty of Management Studies, FMS, Delhi University is on the verge of making its entire admission process online. This is the first time the reputed management institute has tried to make an entire process online, i.e. admissions to FMS. In all probability, this endeavour would be executed for the forthcoming 2009 session. This would mean that aspirants would be able to pay their fee online for the scheduled entrance exam that would be held in January 2009. This is not the only new feature of FMS in 2009. The institute would also be implementing its OBC quota for the first time. The OBC candidates would benefit from a relaxation of 5% in the criteria for eligibility and a relaxation of 10% in the cut-off list.

DU Gets More Grants

The Human Resource Development, HRD ministry has approved nearly 646 new teaching posts in different departments of Delhi University and its affiliated colleges. This sanction will come in handy to meet the requirements for execution of the OBC reservation quotas. Continuing in this pattern, UGCs will also receive a huge financial grant for making sure that students applying under the OBC quota aren’t denied admissions besides the provision for recurring grants.

In fact, the first monetary instalment has already been discharged. In additions to this, the Delhi Government would provide additional funding to 12 DU colleges that function under its direct jurisdiction. These financial aids were necessary as the Supreme Court had ordered the merging of OBC seats in the General category and this needed the immediate expansion of the University’s infrastructure.

NCDEX to train DU Students

The students studying finance at the Delhi University, DU are on the verge of gaining from an exceptional training programme. These students would get the opportunity of trading in commodities before they pass out from the University. This development comes about due to the collaboration between the Department of Financial Studies, DFS and National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX). However, the students aren’t going to incur any losses for the traders as they would be allowed to indulge in mock trading only.

To take this initiative further, the DFS has gone a step ahead and offered two non-credit courses to the students of M.Sc. (Mathematics) and that too absolutely free-of-cost. A new syllabus for the Master of Finance & Control Programme has also been developed. The revised curriculum will be implemented from the next academic session.