CHANDIGARH-July 02, 2009:Heave rush for admission in M.A. Part-I in Gandhian & Peace Studies. According to the Chairman of the Dept. there is unprecedented rush for admission in the Department. The dept. has received application for admission several times greater than the actual seats. This course is quite popular among the students who are interested in research on various aspects of Gandhian Though, Freedom Movement, Conflict Resolution, Peace and International Studies. According to Prof. Jai Narain Sharma, Chairman, seven students of the dept. appeared in U.P.S.C. Main Civil Services Examination last year. Three qualified for the Interview among which one student Mr. Harkirpal Khatana is selected in I.A.S. A large number of students are appearing in Himachal Administration Services and Haryana Civil Services Examinations, being conducted in this very month. Science, Commerce and Arts graduates or master degree holder in any stream are eligible for admission to this course.
Seeing the response of the aspirants for the admission to M.A. I Gandhian Studies, seats have been increased by the University from 20 to 25 and now to 29. The admission is made on the basis of Merit plus Aptitude Test. While calculating the merit 10% weightage given to Matric, 10% to 10+2 and 25% for Graduation. The Aptitude Test for the admission for the session 2009-10 will be conducted on 15.07.2009 at 10.00 a.m. and followed by the Interview from 12.00 noon onwards. Both the test and interview compulsory.