Delhi University's delay in naming colleges that will offer the proposed management studies course has led to confusion among applicants.
The application process for the course has begun, but the applicants have no idea which colleges will offer the programme.
Earlier, the varsity authorities had declared that the colleges offering BBS, BFIA and BBE courses would offer the Bachelor's course with honours in management studies. However, the authorities now say the process of assessing the infrastructure of colleges to make sure they are equipped to start the course is on.
The three courses were being offered in 13 colleges, including Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Pitampura, and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Vivek Vihar.
"Only if a college is found to be equipped will it be able to start the course. This is a completely different course and should not be confused with BBS, BFIA and BBE. The requirements for the course are also different," said Umesh Rai, the director of DU's south campus.
Expectedly, the move has not gone down well with the applicants.
"In DU, the choice of college is as important as the course. Why did the varsity authorities not complete the verification process beforehand?" asked Rahul Negi, who attended the Open Day on Friday.
"It also seems from this statement that the number of seats may be reduced. This is unfair," Negi added.
The curriculum of the new course, which has been introduced by DU as part of its four-year programme, has just been uploaded on the website and the applicants are still trying to understand what the new course will be like. They, however, don't even know what they have to study for the entrance examination that will be conducted on June 26.
"While I have already registered, I am not very sure what they will ask in the entrance tests. Also, the structure (of the course) remains unclear to me," said Pranav Jain, an aspirant.
The new course will come under the faculty of management studies, which has been offering the much sought-after MBA course for years.