Mumbai: The entrance exam for those seeking admission to the Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) Course for the batch 2017-19 will be held on April 13 and 15, according to Director of Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) Mohammad Burhanuddin Qasmi.
"Written and spoken test for admission to the Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) Course for the batch 2017-19 is scheduled for April 13 and 15, 2017 corresponding to 15 and 17 Rajab, 1438 AH on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
"The exams will be held at Heera Garden Hall, Deoband in Uttar Pradesh", he added.
"The written exam will be held on Thursday and only those passing the written exam will be allowed to appear for the spoken exam on Saturday and out of these only those candidates will be selected that have passed both the written and spoken exams", he said.
The entrance exam will be for eight institutions having 187 seats. Out of these 30 for MMERC, Mumbai, 15 for Markaz Islami Education and Research Centre, Ankleshwar, Gujarat, 12 for Jamia Islamia Jalalia, Hojai, Assam, 25 for Al-Mahad Al-Ali Al-Islami, Hyderabad, 25 for Islamic Study and Research Centre, Madrasa Islamia Betiya, West Champaran, Bihar, 25 for Madrasa Mahmoodiya Education and Research Centre, Ramanagar, Karnataka, 25 for Markaz Ihya Al-Fikr Al-Islami Muzaffarabad, Saharanpur, UP and 30 seats for Markazul Imam Waliullah Education and Research Centre, Nasrullahpur, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) is a unique institution in the world, established by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi in 1994, where a two-year DELL course was started especially to give quality English language coaching to madrasa graduates.
Encouraged by the success of the DELL course other institutions have also started the same in their environs, eight among them are affiliated to MMERC, Mumbai. These institutions have the same curriculum as that of DELL in MMERC which covers a raft of subjects such as English language and literature, computer and internet, history, geography, journalism, mathematics, general knowledge etc and comparative studies of religions.
In all of these centres of learning including MMERC and its eight affiliated institutions in India teaching as well as lodging and food are free for the selected students. The students are also exposed to talks by experts on various modern topics such as science, geography, journalism, economics, politics and other branches of learning and humanities so that these ulama are fully prepared to face present challenges and also serve the needs of the country and community by guiding them properly.
Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi, National Coordinator of DELL Course, explaining the method of students’ selection said that MMERC hold a competitive exam for madrasa graduates every year where students are tested in various fields of Islamic knowledge such as Qur’an, its exegesis, hadith, fiqh, Arabic language and literature, as also their proficiency in writing in Arabic and Urdu and awareness of general knowledge. Only their abilities and real merit is the criterion for getting selecting in their chosen institutions. Only those who have passed graduation from any madrasa in India can apply to sit for this exam.
Application forms with prospectus will be available at all Centres and these can be downloaded freely from www.deoband.net from 1st April, 2017 onwards.
The last date for application submission at Deoband is 10th April, 2017.