National Level Entrance Exams for Diploma in English for Madrasa Graduates in Deoband on 12 March

National Level Entrance Exams for Diploma in English for Madrasa Graduates in Deoband on 12 March

EC News Desk

February 15, 2020: Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) announced the dates for the national level entrance exam for fresh madrasa graduates who wish to seek admission in the two-year Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) course for the batch 2020-23. In a press statement Maulana Mohammad Burhanuddin Qasmi, Director of MMERC, Mumbai stated that the written and spoken tests are scheduled on 12 and 14 March 2020, corresponding to 16 and 18 Rajab, 1441 AH on Thursday and Saturday. The exams will be held at Heera Garden, Qasimpura Road, Near Eidgah in Deoband, (UP).

The candidates who pass the written exam on Thursday will be eligible for the oral exams on Saturday. Those candidates who have scored well combining both – the written and the oral exams will be selected for different MMERC affiliated branches across India.

Maulana MB Qasmi also said in the press release that this year the entrance exam will be for six MMERC affiliated institutions from different states of India for a total 120 seats.

MMERC is the first of its kind and a unique institution in the world for post madrasa education, established by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi in 1994, as part of Ajmal CSR initiative, where a two-year DELL course was introduced to impart quality English language education to madrasa graduates. Following the success of the DELL course other institutions in India have also started the same curriculum in their environs, eight among them are directly affiliated to MMERC, Mumbai till date.

MMERC covers different subjects such as English language and literature, computer and communication, sociology, journalism, general studies and comparative study of religions. The students are also exposed to interactive talks by experts on various important topics such as on science, arts, commerce, politics and other branches of learning and humanities so that the upcoming ulama (madrasa graduates) are fully prepared to cope with present requirements and serve the country and the community better.

At MMERC, Mumbai and in all its affiliated institutions in India deserving students are provided free education as well as free boarding and lodging.

Maulana Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi, the National Coordinator of MMERC’s DELL course said, “MMERC holds a competitive exam which has objective and subjective questions 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 their awareness of general knowledge is tested. A candidate’s ability and merit is the only criterion for selection in his chosen institution. Only those who have passed graduation from any madrasa in India can apply to appear for this exam.”

Application forms with prospectus are available at Students’ Coaching Centre, Qasimpura Road, Near Indra Park, Deoband. The same can also be downloaded from and  from 1 March, 2020 onwards. The last date for application submission is 10 March, 2020.