The fever surrounding the undergraduate admissions to Delhi University has hardly subsided and the second phase of admissions to the post-graduate courses is already making inroads. DU was abuzz once again on Wednesday after a rainy start to the week.
Arts Faculty in the North Block, which was selling forms for five popular courses, was witness to big crowds of students, where as South Campus, a venue for mainly post graduate courses hosted their first open day for the session. Unlike undergraduate admissions where there was a centralised form for all colleges and courses barring St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary, students have to fill up separate forms for various departments for Masters courses.
"Applications at the Master’s level in DU are a staggered process. While applications of some courses are over, some like Arabic begin tomorrow. There has been an evident interest in humanities," said Sharmistha Panja, Dean, Faculty of Art. Applications for some courses like M.Com and M.A. in Hindi are over.
So far the number of enrolments for M. Com were close to 780, whereas Hindi applications were 656. "The one difference this year is that we have separate entrance exams for M.Com students applying in School of Open Learning and regular university. This gives the student two chances for enrolling into the programme unlike last year when there was a common entrance," said a DU official.
For several other popular colleges and language courses, deadlines are nearing. The students will be required to sit for entrance exams if they do not meet the minimum percentage requirements of various colleges for direct enrolments.
"I have just graduated and am already looking forward to my Masters stint in the university," said an excited Ankita Periwal.