Universities in India - Courses and Admission Procedure

Universities in India are hub of Higher Education. After 10+2 every student want to be a part of some big university and give his/her career a boost from the very beginning. There are dozens of universities in every state of India. But those who care about better education, they don't care if a university is in their own state or other. They care about reputation of that university in India and abroad. Here we will give a brief description of admission and courses in Universities. But before that lets discuss Universities.

Types of Universities

  • Central Universities: These are those universities which are directly under Central Government. Chancellor of Central Universities is President of India. Currently there are 46 Central Universities in India.
  • State Universities: These Universities are under State Government. Chancellor of State Universities is Governor of that state. There are 345 state Universities listed by UGC.
  • Deemed Universities: Deemed University is a status of Autonomy granted by Department of Higher Education on advice of UGC. There are 123 Deemed Universities in India. 
  • Private Universities: These universities are approved by UGC. Private Universities can't have affiliated colleges. There are 235 Private Universities in India.

Types of Courses in Indian Universities

There are almost every type of course available in Indian Universities that makes them famous around the world. Types of Courses in Indian Universities are

  • Regular Courses: In these courses you have to attend the college on regular basis and then appear in Exam either on semester basis or year basis. Graduate Courses, PG Diploma Couses and PG courses are mostly used regular courses.
  • Distance Education Courses: Distance Education (Correspondence) Courses are designed for those candidates who can't attend the class as they have some other work or Job to do. In such courses the candidate just need to attend just 10 to 15 day classes in a year. There are some universities which has specialized in distance education only.
  • Private Courses: Some universities also provide private courses. In these courses there is no need to attend any class. You just need to appear in Exam at the end of the year.
  • Professional Courses: From last 10 to 15 years the trend of professional courses is growing rapidly. These courses are especially designed with the concept to make the student ready for job in a particular field. Some examples of such courses are BCA, BBA, MCA, MBA.

Admission Procedure in Different Universities of India

Admission Procedure in different Universities depend on the number of candidates applying and its technological advancement. However most of the universities have their own official website, but some of them are not completely functional. Some common admission procedure of different universities is as follows.
  • Completely Offline Application: In such case you have to purchase the prospectus from a counter and then submit the duly filled application with all necessary documents. Then selected candidates are called for admission.
  • Online Admission: In such a case, you have to submit the application form and fees with the help of the official website of University. Rest of the process remains same.
  • Through Entrance Exam: For some courses the demand is very high among students, so universities organize entrance exams. Then selected candidates (on basis of merit list) get admission. All famous universities conduct entrance exams for most of the regular courses.
  • Through Cutoff List: Cutoff list is prepared on the basis of maks obtained in the qualifying exam. Only the top performers get chance to get admission.
  • Counsellings: Universities conduct counsellings, so that selected candidates can choose the college of their choice. Those who grab a higher rank in merit list have a better chance to get seat in college of their preference. 
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