Now that their results are out, Delhi University aspirants want to know all about various courses and colleges. Hundreds of admission-seekers landed at the Open Day on South Campus on Tuesday, 29th May 2012. They inquired about the eligibility criteria for the sought-after BA (honours) economics, course content of B.Com (honours), difference in psychology and applied psychology, among other things. The Open Day also saw a huge rush of students from outside the city. The number of students who had come on Tuesday, 29th May 2012 would have easily touched 1,000. Most aspirants had come with their parents and had plenty of questions about the admission process.
Many wanted to know which all colleges were good, said Dinesh Varsheney, deputy dean, student’s welfare, South Campus. He added that aspirants should not only consider the brand value of a college but also see its infrastructure, courses available and academic record. All colleges in DU have similar infrastructure. The same process is followed for appointing teachers and we get toppers from off-campus colleges too, Varsheney said. He insisted that all colleges had good facilities. Students should give preference to colleges near their home, he added. Experts from different colleges and university departments were also present at the Open Day to guide students.
Savithri Singh, principal, Acharya Narendera Dev College, Shashi Nijhawan, principal, Shivaji College, and Vijay K Sharma, principal of Ram Lal Anand College answered questions related to science courses, off-campus colleges and new-age courses. Many students also wanted to know about the placement facilities in DU. Besides placement cells in individual colleges, DU also runs a Central Placement Cell, which is open to all final year students. Varsheney added that three consecutive sessions had to be organized at the Open Day on Tuesday, 29th May 2012 because of the swelling crowd despite scorching heat.
Ishaan Sabharwal, who has score 94% in commerce, was keen to know if the B.Com (honours) cutoffs will dip enough for him to secure a seat on North Campus. I know that other colleges are also good, but I really want to study in Shri Ram College of Commerce or Hindu College. With the kind of marks I have, its like sitting on the edge. I hope I can make it, he said.
at a glance A day after the class XII results were declared, hundreds of Delhi University aspirants flocked to the open day held at south campus with queries mostly focusing on specific courses.
The basic questions:
- Is mathematics in Class XII compulsory for pursuing BA (H) economics?
Yes. No college will admit a student in economics (H) if he has not cleared maths in Class XII. The course content requires application of mathematical concepts and even those who are weak in maths should think before opting for the course.
- Can science students pursue commerce or humanities at the college level?
Yes. However, every college has an additional eligibility criterion for each course. Colleges may even raise the cutoff for candidates wishing to change their stream of subject. For instance, cutoff for BA (H) history may be 90% for a humanities student, but it can be 95% for a science student in the same college.
- Is admission to BA (H) English possible only through CATE?
No. Only 21 colleges will admit students through CATE. Rest will conduct admissions in BA (H) English on the basis of merit.
- What is the difference between the honours course in science and B.Sc. physical and life sciences?
Physical sciences and life sciences are general courses with a wide range of papers. Honours courses in physics, chemistry, botany & zoology focus on specific branches of science with only a few papers on other subjects.
- What are the career prospects of BA (H) history?
Students can either go for a wide range of courses abroad or prepare for civil services. Becoming a curator, teacher or a journalist are other options
Courtesy: Times of India