Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University introduces changes in its admission system


The focus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has been to make students the centre of the education system. The university now has a new slogan, 'Student First,' which makes it a priority to bring about structural changes so that everything revolves around students.

For instance, the university has expanded its reach by making its admission process online completely. For the first time, there will be no offline application this year. Earlier, many applicants had to travel from other cities to apply here. Now, they can access admission forms from anywhere. "Apart from eliminating any chances of the sale of brochures in the black market, we will save a high portion of the budget on printing forms," says vice chancellor Anup Singh Beniwal. "Last year, Rs 1 crore was spent on printing brochures, which will be saved this year. This helped us to reduce the cost of the forms from Rs 1,100 to Rs 750. With the process going online, we also expect an increase in the number of applicants from about two lakh last year to about 2.25 lakh this year."

To encourage meritorious students from the economicallyweaker section, GGSIPU increased the scholarship amount from Rs three lakh to Rs 1.84 crore.