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Introduction
Thank you for your interest in Lady Shri Ram College For Women. Every year a large number of students apply to the College and we hope to make the admission process smooth and hassle- free. Please read this section carefully to get acquainted with the admission requirements and procedure. Students who wish to study at Lady Shri Ram College can opt for any of the following Honours courses – Commerce, Economics, English, Hindi, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology and Statistics. In addition, LSR offers a B.A. Programme course, a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. The medium of instruction for all courses normally is English, except for Hindi Honours and Sanskrit Honours courses where the medium of instruction is Hindi.
 
Pre-Admission Counselling
A Pre-Admission Counselling Unit will be set up in the College from the 8th of June, 2015 till the 13th of June, 2015 to answer queries and explain the guidelines and criteria for admission. Students are advised to visit the Unit between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on the above mentioned dates. This interaction will help them understand the process and facilitate their admission.

 
 Requirements For Admission To LSR
  • Candidates who have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination (Class 12) of the Central Board of Secondary Education or a recognised equivalent examination are eligible to apply.
  • Admission will be on the basis of marks obtained in the Class 12 or equivalent examination. The aggregate required for admission will be calculated on the basis of marks secured in a language, marks secured in the subject in which admission is sought and marks secured in any other 2 academic/elective subjects as defined by the University of Delhi. The list of subjects considered as academic/elective by the University of Delhi is given in the section Calculating Eligibility for Admission.
  • For admission to the B.A. Honours programme in Economics or Commerce or the B.Sc. Honours programmes in Mathematics or Statistics one of the subjects in Class 12 must be Mathematics. For admission to B.Sc. Honours courses, students must have a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics.
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria does not automatically guarantee the applicant’s admission to the course of her choice. Canvassing of any kind will disqualify the candidate. The decision of the Admission Committee and the Principal in this regard will be final.
 
 Procedure for Application
It is mandatory for all students (General/OBC/SC/ST/PwD) to apply for admission on the University of Delhi admission form (either online at www.du.ac.in or offline at designated colleges. For further details, please check the University of Delhi website). No student can be considered for admission if she has not filled the University admission form. Candidates are allowed to fill only one common pre-admission form, either online or offline.

In addition, all students who would like to be considered for admission to LSR, are advised to meet the Pre-Admission Counselling Unit, set up in the College either personally or through a representative. This will help the student make her choices and facilitate the admission process.
 
 Calculating Eligibility For Admission
Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage for B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.)
  • For all Honours subjects, marks are calculated on the basis of 4 subjects (the Best of Four scores). These include:
    1. One language (Core/Elective/ Functional)
    2. Subject in which admission is sought (If a candidate does not include the concerned subject whether studied or not in Best of Four in which he/she is seeking admission in the honours course, then a disadvantage of 2.5% may be imposed on the calculated Best of Four percentage).
    3. Any other 2 academic/ elective subjects as defined by the University of Delhi (If a candidate doesn’t include the subjects given in the list below in Best of Four then a disadvantage of 2.5% in Best of Four for each subject may be imposed).

  • The following subjects that are offered as Honours courses by the University of Delhi are treated as academic / elective subjects for the purpose of admission. All other subjects offered by different Boards may be treated as non-elective. All the Discipline subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exams in the qualifying examination for the purpose of being treated as academic/elective subject. (Theory examinations do not include internal assessment / continuous evaluation, etc).

     
    Physics English Italian Punjabi
    Arabic French Mathematics Sanskrit
    Bengali Geography Music * Sociology
    Botany Geology Persian Spanish
    Chemistry German Philosophy Statistics
    Commerce * Hindi Physical Education * Urdu
    Computer Science History Political Science Zoology
    Economics Home Science Psychology  












    * Accountancy will be treated as equivalent to Commerce whenever any board is not offering Commerce as a subject.
    * Biology/Biotechnology and Business Studies will be treated as academic/elective subjects.
    * Music and Physical Education will be treated as academic/elective only for Honours in Music and Physical Education respectively.
    * The University may define any other relevant subjects as academic/elective for a particular Honours course.

  • A second language can be considered as one of the other elective subjects provided that the mark sheet states that the other language is an elective course.

  • In case a student has studied both elective and core in any languages, then core language will be treated as language, while elective language can be considered as academic/elective subject.

  • For admission to Honours in English and Hindi, the student must have studied and passed the respective language in Class 12 and the marks of that language have to be included for calculation of Best of Four percentage.

  • For admission to Honours in any other language course, except English and Hindi, a candidate who has not studied that language at the qualifying exam is allowed to take admission in that language with a disadvantage of 5% in the Best of Four percentage.

  • For admission to Honours in any language course, an advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage may be given to those who have studied the language at an elective level.

  • For Economics, Commerce, Mathematics and Statistics, a student must have Mathematics as a subject in the qualifying examination. For B.Sc. courses, a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics is essential.

  • To calculate the aggregate, a student must read the procedure for calculating the Best of Four percentages carefully and calculate her marks according to the guidelines set down.

  • Admission to B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Patrakarita and B.A. (Hons.) Journalism will be based on ‘Best of Four’ percentage as in B.A. (Hons.) Hindi and B.A. (Hons.) English, respectively.


Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ subjects percentage for B.A. Programme:
a. One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
b. Any three elective subjects can be chosen. A disadvantage of up to 5% on Best of Four percentage may be imposed if there is a change of stream.
c. If a candidate opts for MIL (except Hindi), as a subject, an advantage of up to 10% may be given in Best of Four in those colleges where that MIL is offered as a subject. In LSR, only Urdu is offered as an MIL.

 
 Procedure For Admission
  • LSR will display the 'cut-offs' as per the dates announced by the University. If the candidate’s marks fall within the ‘cut-offs’ announced and all eligibility criteria is met (including relevant special requirements), the candidate should verify the date and time allotted for her admission procedure.
  • Those seeking admission will have to be personally present to gain admission.
  • No student is allowed to take admission in two courses/colleges simultaneously. Incase she is found to be admitted in two courses/colleges simultaneously, her admission will be cancelled.
  • For subjects, such as B.El.Ed, where centralised entrance tests are being held and centralised admission is being done, please check the University of Delhi website and the information given under the heading 'Centralised Admission Entrance Tests'.
  • All admissions will be provisional and subject to confirmation by the University of Delhi.
  • On admission, candidates are required to submit all original certificates on the same day and pay the fees in cash. The candidates must submit the following original documents along with one attested photocopy of each at the time of taking admission –
    1. Date of Birth certificate or Secondary School or equivalent Examination Certificate clearly stating the date of birth.
    2. Original Mark-sheet issued by the Board / University.
    3. Certificate from the Head of Institution last attended.
    4. A passport size photograph should be pasted on the College Enrolment Form and another submitted to the office on the day of the Counseling after the admission is finalized.
    5. SC/ST/OBC/PwD certificates wherever applicable.
    6. Students who have not studied Hindi upto class 10 are required to produce their class 8 marks sheet as evidence of having / not having studied Hindi upto class 8.
Original documents will be retained by the College.

Note: In case a candidate is found to have submitted fake certificates, her admission will stand cancelled and the fees will not be refunded
 
 Special Categories 
LSR welcomes students with special needs and within logistical constraints, tries to provide every help to facilitate their years in College. 22.5% of the total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, 27% are reserved for candidates belonging to the OBC category and 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD). The College also offers a number of scholarships and freeships, on the basis of merit and need, to admitted students of the disadvantaged categories.

SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category Students
It is mandatory for all students from these categories to apply for admission on the University of Delhi admission forms (either online at www.du.ac.in or offline at designated centers). For further details, please check the University of Delhi website.

Eligibility Criteria For SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category Students
The eligibility criteria for SC/ST/OBC/PwD categories will be according to the guidelines of the University of Delhi.

• Students applying under these categories must possess valid SC/ST/OBC/PwD category certificates.
• These should be issued in their own names and be according to the criteria set down by the University of Delhi.
• Admission for all these categories is provisional and subject to verification of the SC/ST/OBC/Medical Certificate, by the competent authority. The certificates submitted will be verified from the concerned issuing authority.
• Marks will be calculated on the basis of a language, subject in which admission is sought and two academic/elective subjects as defined by the Univesity of Delhi.
• The eligibility criteria and the calculation of marks will be the same as for students of the general category. Please refer to the section on Calculating Eligibility for Admission.
• In addition, for OBC Students
  1. The OBC Certificate must clearly state that the candidate does not belong to the creamy layer.
  2. A student applying under this category should ensure that her caste is listed in the approved Central Government list of the Backward Classes.
 
 Procedure For Admission For SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category Students
• LSR will convey the ‘cut off’ percentages for the various courses offered by the College to the University and display it on the notice board of the College, as per the University Schedule.

• After the declaration of the ‘cut off’, students who have obtained the necessary percentages, should report to the College within the stipulated period to fill the College Admission Form and the University Enrolment Form. Students will submit their documents to the College and pay their admission fees. Those seeking admission will have to be personally present to gain admission.

• No student is allowed to take admission in 2 courses/colleges simultaneously. In case, she is found to be admitted in two courses/colleges simultaneously, her admission will be cancelled.

• For subjects like B.El.Ed where centralised tests are being held, please check the University of Delhi website.

• All admissions will be provisional and subject to confirmation by the University of Delhi.
 
 Documents Required for Students of SC/ST/OBC/PwD Catogories
On admission, candidates are required to submit all original certificates on the same day and pay the fees in cash. The candidates must submit the following original documents along with one attested photocopy of each at the time of taking admission:

• Date of Birth certificate or Secondary School or equivalent Examination Certificate clearly stating the date of Birth.

• Original Mark-sheet issued by the Board / University.

• Certificate from the Head of Institution last attended.

• A passport size photograph should be pasted on the College Enrolment Form and another submitted to the office on the day of the Counseling after the admission is finalized.

• SC/ST/OBC/PwD certificates wherever applicable.

• Students who have not studied Hindi upto Class 10 are required to produce their Class 8 marksheet as evidence of having / not having studied Hindi upto Class 8.

Original documents will be retained by the College. In case a candidate withdraws the original certificates, her admission will stand cancelled. In case a candidate requires the original certificates for a few days for any reason, she should meet the Convenor of Admissions with a written request and take permission for the same.

Note: In case a candidate is found to have submitted fake certificates, the admission will stand cancelled and the fees will not be refunded.
 
 Admission Under Reserved Categories Of Jammu & Kashmir Migrants/Specific Armed Forces Reservation
Please refer to the University of Delhi for all information pertaining to these categories including eligibility. Admission under these categories is centralized and will be conducted at the University level by the Office of Deputy Registrar, Academic.

However those students under these categories who wish to be considered for any other category (General/OBC/SC/ST/PwD) must register separately online/offline.
 
 Gap Year Cases
Students who have had a gap in their education must bring all original documents such as admission slips, admit cards for any examination taken or certificates of courses attended in the gap period to be eligible for admission to the undergraduate course for which they qualify. Such students should meet the Convenor of Admissions.
 
 Overseas Students 
LSR welcomes students from all over the world and provides them an enriching context to pursue higher studies. There are two categories of overseas students:
  • Students of Foreign nationality clearing their last examination under a Foreign Board.
  • Students of Indian nationality clearing their last examination under a Foreign Board.
  • Students of Foreign nationality clearing their last examination under an Indian Board.

Foreign Board (Foreign Nationals)
Students of Foreign nationality who have taken their last examination under a non-Indian Board are advised to get in touch with the Foreign Student Advisor, University of Delhi, to obtain a letter certifying:
  • Eligibility
  • Validity of applicant’s student or long-term visa.
  • Equivalence of applicant’s grade with Indian Boards.
  • Dates for completing this procedure should be checked with the University.

Indian Nationals
Students of Indian nationality who appeared for their qualifying examination under a foreign board must get in touch with the College. They are required to fill in the University Application Form just like other Indian students. In addition they have to provide the following:
  • Predicted grades or the actual completed marks sheet.
  • SAT score where available.
  • Proof of Indian citizenship (copy of Passport).
  • Students are required to submit a certificate from the AIU certifying the equivalence of the qualifying examination undergone by them.
  • For the conversion of Grades, the University guidelines will be followed.

Indian Board (Foreign Nationality)
Students of foreign nationality who have passed their last examination under an Indian Board should get in touch with the Foreign Student’s Advisory Board, University of Delhi for completing formalities and payment of additional fees. They must apply for admission to College and meet the eligibility criteria along with the general category of students within the time stipulated for admissions. All rules for general admissions apply to them.

For Boards, like IB, whose results are declared late, students may be considered in whatever cut off list their results are declared subject to availability of seats, provided the student had completed pre-registration process.
 
  Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) Categories 
Candidates applying under the Sports/ECA category must fill the Sports/ECA forms in addition to the general forms. These forms will be available in the College from 28th May for the Sports category students and from 5th June for the ECA category students. The last date for submission of all forms is 15th June at 1 pm.

These applications will be scrutinized and a list of students short-listed for trials will be put up on the College Notice Board. Those applying under the Sports category should check the dates for the Fitness test which will be conducted by the University. The date of trials at the college level for each sport will be put up on the Notice Board and website of the College. The trials for students applying under the ECA category are likely to be held in the first week of July. Please check for exact dates on the Notice Board and website.

There are very few seats available under these categories and only those with outstanding achievement should apply. Academic performance will carry a definite weightage in the selection process.

Admissions will be at the sole discretion of College and no queries regarding the same will be entertained after the list for trials has been put up. Students selected on the basis of Sports/ECA, are obliged to participate in these activities consistently.

Sports Category

A committee constituted by the College, according to the norms of the University, will decide admission on the basis of achievement in sports. The Committee will hold trials and follow the procedures as laid down by the University of Delhi. The level of competence in the sport will be determined on the basis of distinction achieved only within the last three years. Please refer to the website for the trial dates and any further details.

Candidates must attach copies of the following with the form:
i. Character certificate from the institution last attended.

ii. Certificate of the last qualifying examination passed.

iii. Marksheet on the basis of which admission is sought.

iv. Date of Birth certificate or Secondary School or equivalent Examination Certificate clearly stating the Date of Birth.

v. Self attested documents in support of achievement in the sport on the basis of which admission is sought.

vi. A Certificate of physical fitness signed by a registered medical practitioner.

vii.Details of any scholarships the applicant has availed of in the past three years.

For further details, see the Sports form available at college.

Sports Seats Allocation: The seats allocated for various sports Read More.

Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) Category

A committee constituted by the College, according to the norms of the University, will decide admission on the basis of ECA. Admission under ECA category is usually after the general admissions are over. Candidates are therefore advised not to rely on their qualifying in the trials and to secure admission wherever they can.

Candidates must attach copies of the following with the ECA form:

1. A letter of recommendation from the Principal/ officiating authority of the school last attended clearly giving details of activities participated in. The Principal should also express his/her opinion about the extent to which the candidate might be able to contribute to the cultural life of the College. While such a letter is not mandatory, it is desirable and will add weight to the application.

2. Documents in support of achievement in ECA on the basis of which admission is sought. The College is especially interested in the candidate’s participation in school activities during the last three years.

3. Statement of Purpose written by the student stating how she will contribute to the life of the College and why she has applied to LSR.

4. Portfolios are necessary for those applying under the category of Fine Arts/Painting/Sculpture/Photography and desirable for all other categories.

5. A list of Extra Curricular Activities mentioning level of participation and prizes won in the last three years.

6. Those applying in the category of Performing Arts are required to submit a recording of their performances on a CD.

7. Character certificate from the institution last attended.

8. Mark-sheet on the basis of which admission is sought.

9. Date of Birth certificate or School examination certificate clearly stating the Date of Birth.
 
 Courses Of Study
Lady Shri College offers a wide range of subjects and courses. The Honours programme includes:

» B.A. Honours in Economics, English, Hindi, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit and Sociology.
» B.Sc. Honours in Mathematics and Statistics.
» B.Com. Honours
» B.A. Programme

A Professional Course in Elementary Education as well as a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding is available in the College.
 
 Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction in all courses is English, except for Sanskrit Honours and Hindi Honours, where the medium of instruction is Hindi.
 
 Centralised Admission Entrance Test for B.EL.ED.
Admission to the Bachelor of Elementary Education Programme is through an Entrance Examination to be conducted on 21st June, 2015 by the CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (CIE), at the Main Campus of the University of Delhi. Forms will be available online from 26th May, 2015 at www.cie.du.ac.in

To find out the details, please refer to the Information Booklet available at CIE and to the University of Delhi website: www.du.ac.in
 
 Admission To M.A. Courses
Admission to the M.A. Course is done through the Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. The College offers the following subjects at the Post-Graduation level: English, Hindi, Mathematics, Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, History. Students seeking admission to such courses are first required to register themselves with the Faculty of Arts. The College will receive applications only from those students who have registered themselves and obtained an admission slip from the respective Faculty. Further information may be obtained either from the office of the University Department concerned or the respective Faculty of Arts of the University.
 
 Other Important Requirements/Guidelines

Disciplinary Norms

On admission, every student of the College is required to sign a declaration that she submits herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the personnel of the University and the College who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline under the Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Rules of the University/College. Each student will be given a handbook containing the rules and regulations of the College. In addition, students will sign an affidavit declaring that if a student is found indulging in ragging she will face disciplinary action according to the University Ordinance.

Orientation

The Orientation is an invaluable introduction that provides an insight into the functioning of the College before the commencement of classes. It is designed to make entrants feel more at home in their new environment. Attendance at the Orientation is compulsory. Those admitted to the College must check the date for Orientation on the day of admission.

Migration
Migration to this College is not permissible in any year.

Admission to any Semester/Year Other Than The First
No direct admission to any semester/year other than the first semester is permissible by the University of Delhi.

Website
Students are advised to check the College website www.lsr.edu.in regularly for information pertaining to admission.
 
 Admission Procedure for B.EL.ED. Course 
Bachelor of Elementary Education

B. El. Ed. is a four-year professional elementary teacher-education programme. Students are required to do 9 Foundation Courses, 4 Core Courses, 3 Pedagogy Courses, 2 Liberal Options and 1 Pedagogy Option. Each student must attend not less than 75% each of the lectures delivered and practicum held. The internal assessment carries 30% weightage for Theory Courses. In the case of practicum, assessment is totally internal and is done on a continuous basis. Admission for this course is through an entrance test conducted by the University of Delhi. Please refer to the University Bulletin and information booklet available at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi or check www.cie.du.ac.in for details.
 
 Conflict Transformation And Peacebuilding (Diploma Programme) 
Innovation and Inclusivity

The one year Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding is an integrated programme combining classroom learning, fieldwork and action research. Offered to undergraduate and graduate students, NGO workers, media persons and grassroots’ workers, the course seeks to equip potential peacebuilders with the knowledge, skills and expertise to engage in processes of Peacebuilding.

It provides a context for students to build mentoring relationships with renowned practitioners and scholars in the field. Drawing on related developments in the disciplines of peace and conflict studies, sociology, psychology, international relations, development, media studies and economics, the course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the causes of, and responses to, conflicts at various levels, including the intra-personal, interpersonal, inter-group, national and international.

The Diploma Programme requires students to:
a. Complete Course work (Four papers: three in the 1st Semester and one in the 2nd Semester)
b. Be placed with an organization working in Conflict Resolution or related fields (for at least two months)
c. Submit a research thesis (of publishable quality) and participate in a viva
d. Participate in a research methodology workshop
Read More...
 
 Short Term Courses
LSR also offers a few short-term courses each year. These are organized after college opens and vary from year to year. Some of the courses offered in the past have included Spanish, Art Appreciation, Mathematics for Managers, Women and Politics, Modeling using Spreadsheets, Film Appreciation, Publishing and Entrepreneurship etc.
 
 Residence Hall Guidelines 
There are very limited seats available in the Residence Hall. All applicants are therefore well advised to make alternate arrangements.

• The Residence Hall Admission Procedures will begin only after the First List Admission is over. This is likely to be towards the end of June, 2015.
• For every Department a limited, fixed number of seats are available. Depending on the strength of the Department, this number varies between 2 and 4.
• Subsequently the Residence Hall will display the list of candidates who will get an application form to fill. This will be followed by an interview. After that the final list of students who have made it to the Residence Hall will be displayed. The entire process should be over by August.
• There will be a Residential Hall Fee in addition to the College Fee.

Important:


During the interaction with the Admission in-charge of the Department, candidates must mention that they would like accommodation in the Residence Hall. The Admission in-charge of every Department, on the basis of information provided during the interaction, will recommend the names of applicants who want residence. This will be done generally on the basis of merit.
 
 Scholarships Available
A number of Scholarships – including the prestigious Morada Scholarship, the Medeleine Ihsanullah Scholarships, the Bindu Agarwal and Saroj Gupta Scholarships, the Tejaswi Rao Scholarship, the Neha Puri Scholarship, the KPMG Scholarships, the G.L. Bansal Scholarship, the Omkar Nath Pandit Scholarship, the Har Dayal Singh Walia Scholarship, the ELSA Scholarship and the Anupma Dua Scholarship among others are also awarded to students for consistent outstanding performance in various fields.
 
 Frequently Asked Questions
A set of frequently asked questions has been placed on the FAQs page which may be accessed from the Home page. We advise that you access and read this page to supplement the information contained on this page.
 
 Prizes
The following prizes are awarded annually for outstanding performance in various fields.

• Shri Ram Prize for the Best All Round Student , • Lady Shri Ram Prize for Academic Excellence , • Dr. Bharat Ram Prize for Leadership and Teambuilding , • Smt. Manju Bharat Ram Prize for Aesthetic Engagement and Cultural Sensitivity , • Shri Dolatrai M. Desai Prize for Leadership , • Dr. S. M. Luthra Prize for Contribution to the Voluntary Agency Placement Programme , • Faculty Prize , • U.J. Rana Prize for Student Endeavour , • Shri N. K. Mehta Prize for Meritorious Contribution to College , • Amba Dalmia Prize for Creative Endeavour and Commitment to College , • Pragya Pratibha Prize for the Best Student in the B.A. Programme , • Smt. Tehmina Nariman Nusserwanji Prize for General Knowledge , • Shri S. J. Davar Prize for English Dramatics , • Anubha Dhar Prize for Creative Writing in English , • Shri Bharat Bhushan Agarwal Srijnatmak Lekhan Puraskar , • Chirashree Chakraborty Prize for Creative Writing in Indian languages , • Shri Premvallabh Joshi Prize for Indian Music , • Kalanidhi Prize for Art and Décor , • Prakriti Shree Prize for Environment Consciousness , • Lok Kalyan Puraskar for the Best NSS Organiser , • Lok Mangal Puraskar for the Best NSS Vounteer , • Prize for Contribution to National Cadet Corps , • Komal Pahuja Prize for Excellence and Leadership in Sports , • Prize for Regularity and Consistency in Academic Work , • Shaili Rani Mathur Prize for Best Student admitted to M.A. Previous in Sanskrit , • Prize for the Best Article in English in the College Magazine , • Prize for the Best Article in Hindi in the College Magazine , • Prize for Outstanding/Meritorious Contribution to Dramatics, , • Public Speaking, Western Music, Dance and Choreography , • One Prize each to students in each discipline who obtain a first division and top the list of candidates in the University/College in the final University Examinations.

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