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Students changing DU plans as per their CBSE score

A day after the Class 12 CBSE results were declared, Delhi University (DU) was inundated by queries from anxious students and parents. Shaswati Das reports.

delhi Updated: May 30, 2012 01:05 IST
Shaswati Das

A day after the Class 12 CBSE results were declared, Delhi University (DU) was inundated by queries from anxious students and parents.


Options that students had earlier zeroed-in upon underwent a drastic change as soon as the results were declared.

"I thought I should do BA (Programme) because I felt I did not do well at my board exams. But I have scored 93 per cent and now I would like to pursue Economics (Hons)," said Isha Sharma, an aspirant. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/5/30_05_pg4b.jpg

However, teachers felt that students were still at sea when it came to pursuing a subject that was most suited to their bent of mind and aptitude.

"Students want to know what they should do and what college they should go to. But they need to see what they feel comfortable doing," said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean of students' welfare. He added that students were largely succumbing to peer and parental pressure when it came to opting for a course.

Teachers and principals in DU felt that students who were toying with the idea of changing their streams from the school to the undergraduate level needed in-depth counselling.

"There are a number of students who have had commerce or science stream in school and want to shift to humanities in college. They need more guidance because they may not have had adequate training in that subject," said Savithri Singh, principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College.

Teachers said most students were gunning for B Com and Economics (Hons).

"We start with teaching basics of a subject so that students build up their knowledge base accordingly. Parents and students have nothing to worry about subjects such as Economics," said Suresh Aggarwal, professor, Department of Business Economics.