The late Professor Daulat Singh Kothari was an outstanding teacher, a great educationist, a renowned physicist and a highly successful organizer. Born on 6th July 1906 at Udaipur, Rajasthan, he had his early education in his hometown and then in Indore. After passing the Intermediation Examination, he completed B.Sc in 1926 and M.Sc (Physics) in 1928 from AllahabadUniversity. It is here that he came under the influence of Professor M. N. Saha, who recognized the talent of young Kothari. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Cambridge, U.K. in 1933. After returning to India, Professor Kothari joined DelhiUniversity in 1934 as Reader and Head of the Department of Physics. He became Professor in 1942.His active association with the University continued for almost six decades and it was primarily because of his able leadership that the Department succeeded in acquiring a prominent place on the scientific map of the world.
He was appointed Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence in 1948, (Prof.D.S. Kothari) a position he continued to hold until 1961. In 1961, he was appointed (1906-1993) Chairman of the University Grants Commission.
He helped to raise the quality and level of facilities for advanced studies and research in Indian Universities. The Report of the Indian Education Commission (1964-66) of which he was the Chairman, was hailed as a landmark in educational reforms in India and other developing Countries. Professor Kothari was keen on identifying talented students and nurturing them. The National Science Talent Search Programme and the subsequent National Talent Search Programme started by the National Council for Educational Research and Training owe their origin to his vision. He took personal interest to meet children on the National Science Day (February 28) and inspire them to pursue Science.
Professor Kothari was Chancellor of the JawaharlalNehruUniversity for two terms (1982-92). He served the IndianNationalScienceAcademy in various capacities and was its President from 1973 to 1974. He received several honors and awards, and honorary degrees from several Indian Universities. Among these were the Meghnath Saha Medal of the Indian National Science Academy and the National Award of the National federation of UNESCO Associations in India. He was Foreign Member of the then USSRAcademy of Sciences. The Government of India honored him with Padma Bhushan in 1962 and Padma Vibhushan in 1973.
On his retirement from the University in 1971, he was appointed Emeritus Professor and he continued to maintain close contact with students and teachers. He spent the later years of his life working relentlessly to achieve a synthesis of Science, education and moral values. He also wrote and lectured extensively on these topics in the hope of ushering in a brighter and peaceful future for the coming generations almost till his death on 4th February 1993. His life was devoted to the pursuit of knowledge in its widest sense, and to the country’s educational system to enable others to do likewise.
The Admission Process is done through the Admission Committee consisting of Provost (Chairperson), Warden (Member) and Resident Tutor (Member). Apart from this the Managing Committee of each hostel may co-opt as observers (amongst its members) on the Admission Committee.
PROCEDURE TO GET ADMISSION: - The admission are being done through offline
Application for admission to Hostel should be made on a prescribed form, obtainable from the hostel office. The application / form submitted in hostel office will be securitized on the basis of merit. The admission list shall be short listed by the Admission Committee and will be duly notified on display. The applicants short-listed interview with the Admission Committee by giving a minimum three day notice. In this three days, the cause/s of grievance /s, if any can be addressed to office in writing to eliminate/ verify the candidature before finalization of admission (Prov.) on the basis of short listed merit notified, the selected applicants are invited to take the admission by paying the applicable admission charges.
The admission is made for a period of one academic year and a fresh application is needed for re-admission at the beginning of each year. Except the M. Phil and Ph. D scholars, residents will vacate the rooms either on or before the last day of the academic year or immediately after his last university examination being held at the end of the academic year.
Admission is made strictly on the basis of merit list provided by respective Departments of the applicants to satisfy the eligibility criteria.
A student who has taken admission to any of the P. G. hostels of DelhiUniversity will not be considered for admission to another P. G. hostel, till he completes the course on the basis of which he had taken admission to the earlier hostel.
If admission to a course is made through a written test/interview such that the Department provides a merit list for admission, the same merit will be followed for admission to the hostel. No weightage will be given for any other parameter or factor for admission to the hostel in this case. All the other weightings, if previously provided in the rules of hostel, should be accordingly withdrawn.
In case a Department has categories/preferences for admission to a course, the categories/preferences for admission to the hostel will be in the same order as followed by the Department.
Only those applicants shall be considered for admission under the Sports quota, who had participated in sports events at the state or national level. Name(s) of applicant(s) seeking admission under the sports quota will be required to be endorsed in order of merit by the Sports Council of the University of Delhi. The hostel shall seek endorsement of the Sports Council only in those cases wherein the student had participated in sports events at the state or national levels and when the claim of the student is accompanied by an authentic certificate.
The reservation and quotas of seats as approved by the University of Delhi shall be implemented.
PWD FRIENDLY RESOURCES
There are 5 % sanction seats for PWD Students in this hostel. Annual charges and monthly charges exempted to PWD Students and 50% of Mess fee is charged from PWD Students. The PWD Student who are getting fellowship/financial assistance shall be exempted from payment of the fee/charges/mess fees subject to the following conditions.
Value of Fellowship
Exemption of Fees Waiver etc.
Up to Rs.3000/- per month
Fees waiver+50% Mess subsidy
Rs.3001/- to 8000/- per month
Fees waiver but no Mess subsidy
Rs.8001 and above per month
No fees waiver no Hostel subsidy
The following facilities have been provided to PWD Residents.
PWD toilets and Wash Room
Installed in Computer Screen Reader Software with headphone facility for visually challenged residents installed in Computer.