DU UG admissions: BCom, English Hons most sought after courses
As online registration for undergraduate courses started at 6pm on Monday, around 6,300 applicants had registered with DU for the admissions. The two most sought after courses are BCom and BA English (Hons).delhi Updated: May 26, 2017 18:16 IST
The question on everyone’s mind was the expected rise or drop in this year’s cut-off as hundreds of Delhi University aspirants gathered at North Campus for ‘Open Day’ on Monday, hours before the online registration for undergraduate courses started at 6pm.
By 7.30pm, around 6,300 applicants had registered with DU for the admissions. “The two most sought after courses are BCom and BA English (Hons). In sports category, the maximum registrations are for Basketball and in extra curricular activities (ECA), the maximum applications are for dance category,” officials said.
However, there were some complaints of the website not working even though the university maintained there were no technical glitches.
While the online registration will continue till June 12, the ‘Open Days’ will end on May 31.
The questions at Monday’s ‘Open Day’ ranged from the calculating the ‘best of four’, documents required for admission, reserved quotas and courses that use an entrance test as criteria for admission, to the expected cut-offs.
Reduction in cut-offs?
With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) deciding to scrap its moderation policy, which awarded grace marks for difficult questions, and scores of students expected to drop as a result, many wondered if this will mean a reduction in the college’s cut-off numbers.
Samrath Sharma, a student asked, “What is the anticipated reduction in the cut-off this year?”
The DU has grabbed headlines in previous years for quoting very high cut-off percentages to be eligible to apply to its affiliated colleges.
“I am from CBSE and with no moderation. I might get less marks as compared to the previous batch. Does that mean the cut-off will go down? But students from other boards will score high and that may put CBSE students at a disadvantage,” said Ritika Verma, a DU aspirant from Ghaziabad.
On Monday, the Delhi high court had called the board’s decision “unfair and irresponsible,” and the PIL case is still pending in the court.
DU officials were non-committal on the issue, and have asked students to wait until June 20, when the first cut-off list will be announced.
Reservation and documents
Another popular question was about reservation and the documents needed be uploaded.
“My name in Class 12 mark sheet is Vishwas but in my OBC certificate my name is mentioned as Vishwas Kumar. Will this matter?” a student asked.
Manoj Khanna, convener of admission committee, told him that he needs to get the discrepancy fixed and ensure his names in all documents match otherwise the document will not be considered.
The officials also reminded students to ensure that their father’s and mother’s name, and all other details are mentioned clearly in documents that they upload.
Course or College?
Most students were confused about choosing between a course and a college. Officials told students to pick the right course even if they are not getting it in their preferred college. “It is always better to get admission in the right course because that decides the future of a student,” said deputy dean students’ welfare Gurpreet Singh Tuteja.