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(Guidelines for Evaluation of Merit -- 2018)

Important Dates for Admission

Admission to CTPB Diploma Course


Welcome to Lady Shri Ram College For Women. Thank you for your interest in our college. Every year a large number of students apply for admission 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.


  • 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. The list of equivalent examinations may be seen on the Delhi University website

  • Since the medium of instruction for all courses except for Hindi and Sanskrit is English, the aggregate required for admission will be calculated on the basis of marks secured in English and three other elective subjects. For admission in Sanskrit and Hindi, a student has the option of including any language other than English in her ‘best four’ total.

  • For admission to Commerce or Economics, one of the subjects in Class 12 must be Mathematics in which students must attain the minimum required marks as indicated in the ‘Guidelines for Evaluation of Merit’.

  • Apart from these general criteria, different departments have evolved their specific criteria. These details are available in the ‘Guidelines for Evaluation of Merit’.

  • Meeting the above requirements 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.


A Pre-Admission Counselling unit will be set up in the college from the 3rd to 14th June, 2013 to answer queries and explain the guidelines and criteria for admission. Students are advised to visit the unit between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) between the above mentioned dates. This interaction will help them understand the process and facilitate their admission.



The four year undergraduate programme is a new initiative by the University of Delhi that aims:

• To bring in reform in the higher education stage.

• To create international standards of teaching & learning.

• To encourage multidisciplinarity at the under graduate level.

• To provide for mobility and credit transfers both within India and abroad.

• To enable students to transit easily for post graduate students abroad, especially in the United States.

• To enhance equity and access by allowing multiple exit points for students from a diversity of background learning capacities and employment/ academic aspirations.

• To provide for continued renewal and revitalization of courses.

• To encourage the use of contemporary information technology tools in teaching learning.

• To replace old methodologies of rote learning and blackboard based pedagogy.

• To engage in processes of collaboration and educative learning.


The four year undergraduate programme is an integrated programme that includes a combination of courses:

1. Foundation Courses (FC)

2. Discipline Courses-I (DC-I) (Major Discipline)

3. Discipline Courses-II (DC-II) (Minor Discipline)

4. Applied Courses (AC)

5. Integrating Mind, Body and Heart Courses (IMBH)

6. Cultural Activities including NCC, Sports, NSS etc. (CA)

1. Foundation Courses

These are compulsory multidisciplinary courses. The teaching methodology in these courses is participative and project based with mandatory student presentations in class. Project work is an integral part of these courses and will carry a 50% weightage in evaluation.

The distribution of the Foundation Courses in the first, second, third and fourth semesters is as follows:

Semester-I/II: Group-A

i. Language, Literature and Creativity-I (Hindi/MIL/Sanskrit/ Indian Literature in lieu of MIL)

ii. Information Technology

iii. Science and Life

iv. Applied Course-I (Language)

Semester-I/II: Group-B

i. Language, Literature and Creativity-II (English)

ii. Building Mathematical Ability

iii. Indian History and Culture

iv. Business, Entrepreneurship and Management

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Semester-III/IV: Group-C

i. Governance and Citizenship

ii. Philosophy, Psychology, Communication and Life Skills

Semester-III/IV: Group-D

i. Geographic and Socio Economic Diversity

ii. Environment and Public Health


1. If a student has studied the Group-A Courses in Semester I, she shall study Group-B Courses in Semester II and vice versa.

2. If a student has studied the Group-C Courses in Semester III, she shall study Group-D Courses in Semester IV and vice versa.

2. Discipline Course-I

Discipline Course-I is the major Discipline Course that the student will study throughout her four years in College.

She will be admitted on the basis of the Discipline Course-I she opts for and needs to meet the ‘cut off’ requirement for the Discipline-I Course.

LSR offers the following Discipline-I Courses:

1. Commerce

2. Economics

3. English

4. Hindi

5. History

6. Journalism and Mass Communication

7. Mathematics

8. Philosophy

9. Political Science

10. Psychology

11. Sanskrit

12. Sociology

13. Statistics






3. Discipline Course-II

Discipline Course-II is the minor Discipline Course for all students. The aim of these courses is to enable students to study in some detail another subject in addition to their main subject. These courses will be studied in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth semesters. Students will choose their Discipline-II Courses only towards the end of Semester II. Due to logistical constraints, there will be a limited number of combinations of Discipline-I and Discipline-II Courses that the College will be able to offer.

4. Applied Course

These are skill based courses and provide practical knowledge. Each of these courses is designed to equip students with hands on skills of different kinds so that they can supplement the knowledge they acquire in their Major and Minor Disciplines. These courses stress learning based applicability rather than just theory based learning. The pedagogy is oriented towards an active engagement with goals and tasks, creating a workshop environment.

All students will have to study a compulsory Applied English Language Course along with the Foundation Courses in Semester I/Semester II. The other applied courses will be offered in Semester III, IV, V and VI.

5. Integrating Mind, Body & Heart

This non credit course is a compulsory course for all students in Semester I and Semester II.

6. Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities including NCC, Sports, NSS and Extra Curricular Activity are an integral part of the four year undergraduate programme and all students will have to take up some form of cultural activity in Semester III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII.

The broad structure of the four year undergraduate progamme is as follows:


Foundation Course

Discipline Course-I

Discipline Course-II

Applied Course

Integrating Mind, Body & Heart/Cultural Activities


4 Courses

2 Courses





3 Courses

2 Courses


1 Language Course



2 Courses

2 Courses

1 Course

1 Course



2 Courses

2 Courses

1 Course

1 Course




3 Courses

1 Course

1 Course




3 Courses

1 Course

1 Course




2 Courses + Research Methodology+Project Work

1 Course





2 Courses +1 ResearchCourse

1 Course



Multiple Exit Options

At LSR, we encourage all our students to complete the four year undergraduate programme and graduate with a B. A. Honours/B. Tech degree. However, if for some exceptional reason, a student wishes to leave College after two years, she will be awarded a Diploma and will have the option of returning to the University of Delhi within the next ten years to complete her graduation. If a student opts to leave after three years, she will be awarded a B. A. degree with a Major.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance requirements are very strictly adhered to at LSR. Students of professional courses such as Journalism and Mass Communication and Elementary Education are required to attend 75% of the total lectures and tutorials separately in theory and practical to appear for the University Examination. Students of all other courses are required to complete 66.6% of the total lectures and tutorials separately in theory and practical to appear for the University Examination.


Marks are calculated on the basis of a language (English) and three best elective subjects. (Only one vocational course can be considered and will carry a negative weightage).

  • Along with English, a second language can be considered as one of the other three elective subjects provided that the mark sheet states that this other language is an elective course.

  • To calculate the aggregate, candidates must read the Lady Shri Ram College ‘Guidelines for Evaluation of Merit’carefully. It is important to be familiar with these as there are different requirements and special criteria for individual courses that have to be kept in mind while calculating the aggregate for consideration for admission.

  • Admission to the four year undergraduate degree course will be based on Discipline-1 (Major Discipline).

For example, if a student wishes to choose Economics as her Discipline-1 course, her marks should fall within the ‘cut-off’ of that course.


Only one vocational subject can be included while computing the aggregate for determining merit for all Honours Courses. From the aggregate, negative weightage of 4% will be deducted for each one of the following vocational subjects.

Agriculture, Applied Arts, Basic Nutrition, Body Perfection & Yoga, Calligraphy, Commercial Art, Cooking, Cosmetic Chemistry & Beauty Care, Cutting & Stitching, Dance, Domestic Science, Fine Arts, Financial Market Management, Food Preparation/Food Preservation, Graphics, Hair Dressing, Home Economics, Home Science, Insurance, Library Science, Marketing, Music, Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Painting, Physical Education, Salesmanship, Sculpture, Textile Designing, Typing, Weaving, Web & Multimedia etc.* (see Note 1.* below).


In addition to the declared cut off percentages, the following additional requirements/criteria will also be followed:

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Honours Courses

Special Requirements

Additional Criteria


B. Com.

60% marks in Mathematics at the last qualifying examination.

60% marks in English




80% marks in Mathematics at the last qualifying examination.

60% marks in English




75% in English/English Language or Elective English/ Literature.

2% Negative weightage each to Accounts, Commerce and BusinessStudies. Upto a maximum of 4% negative weightage from the aggregate.



70% marks in Hindi

55% marks in English at the last qualifying examination. 




60% marks in English

2 % negative weightage each to Accounts, Business Studies and Commerce.

Up to a maximum of 4% negative weightage from the aggregate.



90% marks in Mathematics (not Business Mathematics).

60% marks in English




60% marks in English

2 % negative weightage each to Accounts, Business Studies and Commerce.

Up to a maximum of 4% negative weightage from the aggregate.


Political Science

60% marks in English

2 % negative weightage each to Accounts, Business Studies and Commerce.

Up to a maximum of 4% negative weightage from the aggregate.



60% marks in English




English at the 10th or 12th Standard level with at least 40% marks in English

Should have studied Sanskrit up to 10th Standard. Up to 8th Standard may also be considered.



60% marks in English

2 % negative weightage each to Accounts, Business Studies and Commerce.

Up to a maximum of 4% negative weightage from the aggregate.



88% marks in Mathematics (not Business Mathematics)

60% marks in English



Journalism & Mass Communication

60% marks in English




Admission will be through a Written Test conducted by Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. See DU Website

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1. *The negative weightage will apply, if the subjects are taken into account, when computing the aggregate score for admission. Departmental specifications will also apply as indicated.

2. The Principal/ Admission Committee reserves the right to modify/change these guidelines before the process of admission begins, in the light of communications from the University of Delhi in this regard.

3. Date of Interview/Test/Field Trials for Sports and Extra Curricular activities will be posted on the College Notice Board only.

The fulfillment of any one of the above requirements by the Applicant does not automatically entitle her to admission to an Honours course in the subject of her choice. Admission will depend on the applicant position in the merit list (to be put up on College Notice Board), prepared by the College for the admission to a particular Honours Course, performance in the interview and the written test if conducted by the College. A fixed number of seats are earmarked for the Honours and Pass Courses.


Admission to the Bachelor of Elementary Education Programme is through an Entrance Examination conducted by the CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (CIE), at the Main Campus of the University of Delhi. To find out the details, please refer to the Information Booklet available at CIE and to the University of Delhiwebsite:


Innovation and Inclusivity

The one year Post Graduate 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


Admission to the M.A./M.Com. Course is done through the respective Faculty of Arts/ Commerce, University of Delhi. The College offers the following subjects at the Post-Graduation level: English, Hindi, Mathematics, Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, History and Commerce. Students seeking admission to such courses are first required to register themselves with the Faculty of Arts/ Commerce. The College will receive applications only from those students who have registered themselves and obtained an admission slip from the respective Faculties. Further information may be obtained either from the office of the University Department concerned or the respective Faculty of Arts/ Commerce of the University.


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.


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 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.


The College website lists all the requirements for Admission and updates it from time to time. Students are advised to check the college website regularly for information pertaining to Admissions.

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.

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.

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.

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.





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