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Pvt Univs for Arts, Commerce: What About Placement, Financial Aid?

We got experts from CollegeDekho to provide insights into the dynamics in the Arts, Humanities and Commerce streams.

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Kids seeking college admission are up and about, and so might be the confusion among students looking to find the universities, colleges and courses best suited to them.

Now, a question that might figure in the minds of many is where do the public and private universities stand in India with respect to each other in terms of the reputation they enjoy, and the opportunities and prospects they offer.

So we got experts from CollegeDekho, an education start-up providing admission solutions to students, to address these questions and provide insights into the dynamics in the Arts, Humanities and Commerce streams.

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“As far as the general perception is concerned, Arts, Humanities and Commerce courses are most preferred by students in public universities. For example, if you see Delhi University, there’s a lot of competition for arts, commerce and humanities courses. Every year, lakhs of students compete for just 50,000-60,000 seats in DU and the cut-offs are very high. A student with 95-99 percent in academics is able to secure a seat in these courses of DU. (But) students with around 75 percent score are still aiming to secure admission, but it depends on the competition,” says Sakunth Kumar of CollegeDekho, when asked about about the dynamics between public and private universities in these streams.

However, according to Kumar, in the present context, there do exist some good private options in the two streams. Among them are Amity University in Noida, GD Goenka University, Shiv Nadar University and IILM University.

“These universities are offering some good placement assistance and they are some upcoming institutes which have a good scope for providing quality education and placement assistance in these (arts and commerce) courses.”
Sakunth Kumar to The Quint

But What About Financial Aid?

Yes, that is a concern for many students who might be looking to get into a private university especially.

“Since most of the private universities are independently funded, the scholarship opportunities depend on the whims and fancies of the institute. If the institute is generating more revenue, it has a good scope to provide financial assistance to students in a better way, Moreover, if a student is pursuing education in private universities and belongs to reserved categories or economically weaker sections, he or she can apply for government scholarship schemes too. And many states are also offering fee reimbursement scheme where a student can get some amount of fee as reimbursement… Even if a private institute doesn’t provide financial assistance, students can apply for merit scholarship or post-matric scholarships offered by central or state government,” Kumar says, when asked about the issue of financial aid in private universities.

Listing out the private universities where financial aid is provided, Sakunth points out that the Lovely Professional University (LPU) and Amity University are two among many others where such assistance is given to the eligible students.

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