Delhi Government brings cheer to students, adds 1330 new seats to IP University including 630 in Engineering

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Delhi Government has announced an addition of 1330 new seats in the state run Indrapprastha or IP University in a move that is bound to bring relief and joy to students. The majority of the seats have been added to engineering or B.Tech courses, which would provide better opportunities to students. The move amid the already difficult year of marked with the pandemic and extended closures, is a welcome news for young students who have completed their class 12 board examination this year.

Furthermore, the additional seats also bring some relief to the students who were worried about the fast depleting seats at Delhi University. Making the announcement in the press conference today, Sisodia said, “Though corona continues to affect daily lives, there’s good news for students who have graduated from school this year and want to pursue higher education.”

He added to it that “For the academic session 2020-21, for nine existing courses at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (IP) University Delhi Government has added 1,330 new seats ”.

Of the total seats added, 630 seats would be added to the B.Tech course. Overall the seats have been added to nine existing courses – both a graduate and undergraduate level. These include 20 seats in B.Vocational, 120 in BBA, 120 seats in BA Economics and 90 seats in BCA at undergraduate level.

Apart from these another 60 seats have been added to MBA program, 15 in MSc. Yoga and 55 seats in M. Vocational. Sisodia stated that “The (introduction of) additional seats is an effort to offer new opportunities to students during an extremely difficult year,” .

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashtha University or GGSIPU is a state run university and comes under the Delhi Government. Delhi University, however, is a Central University and is governed by the Central Government and directly by the Ministry of Education.