A large number of students belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories may miss out on the ongoing registration process for reserved categories in DU.
Students from the Haryana Board and the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) are finding it impossible to register themselves with the University as the results for these two boards is yet to be declared. The registration for SC/ST candidates began on May 28 and will go on till June 8.
According to rules, a student from a reserved category needs to produce original class 12 mark sheet for registration. Since these boards are yet to declare results, producing mark sheets on time is quite impossible. According to sources, NIOS may declare results on June 9 and Haryana Board on June 10.
"Both boards have genuine problems but we also have limitations and will have problem in pushing the admission schedule further," said a university official on condition of anonymity.
The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) provided students their original mark sheets on Friday and a heavy rush was seen at the Arts Faculty registration centre. Students of the Manipur board, who were earlier anxious also heaved a sigh of relief as their results were finally declared on Friday.
Some parents and students also staged a protest outside the office of the Dean, Students' Welfare pointing out problems with the registration protest. "Even if the various boards release their results within the next two-three days, issuing mark sheets is bound to take longer. Because of this SC/ST candidates are being denied an opportunity to fill the registration form. We demand that the internet mark sheet released by the various boards be accepted during registration," said Sujit Kumar, member of Kranti Yuva, an organisation working with the youth which was also part of the protest.
The Dean, students' welfare, however, said that they will try their best to accommodate all students. "We will talk to the individual boards and try to make sure that no student is left behind," said JM Khurana, dean.
Course Profile B.Com. (Honours)
For scores of students B.Com. (Honours) means a ladder to the corporate world. With a total of 27 papers across six semesters, the course begins with the basics of accountancy and economics and then moves to business-specific subjects like corporate laws and cost accountancy.
In last two semesters, it focuses on specific subjects like financial management, auditing, and international business along with a choice between financial markets, corporate tax, advertising and business data processing.
“While some people believe that guidance is not required, taking up tuitions is a must. It is also very scoring subject but requires intensive study on a daily basis,” said Ishaan Misra, a student of Ramjas College.
According to teachers, there are two subjects in which a student has to be proficient—mathematics and English.
“Mathematical aptitude is important as B.Com. (honours) has a lot of application-based maths. English too is needed as most books are in that language,” said Poonam Sethi, who teaches commerce at Hindu College.
The course has a lot of scope both after graduation and post-graduation. "Most students do CA after graduation. Many do the course for company secretary. The combination of M.Com and civil services is very popular,” said Sethi. After graduation, many students are picked by MNCs as management trainees at the middle and lower level. The option of doing an MBA is also open.
(Shaswati Das and Mallica Joshi)