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Geography course rides wave of popularity

delhi Updated: Jul 02, 2008 10:06 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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They may not top the popularity charts, but they have a fan following of their own.

While BCom (Hons.), English (Hons.) and Economics (Hons.) may be the buzzword among the majority of Delhi University (DU) aspirants, other courses have caught the fancy of students as well.

Courses like Geography (Hons.), Bsc Applied Physical Science with Computer Science and B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology are drawing in a lot of students.

Colleges are also satisfied with the response to these courses as well. Dyal Singh College, for one, has closed admissions for Geography (Hons.).

Dr. GK Arora, principal of BR Ambedkar College, said: “Geography (Hons.) may not be as popular as B.Com (Hons.) but there are large number of students who try and get admissions in this course. Every year, we are able to fill up the seats in our college without much problem.”

B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology is a branch of Psychology. About half the course content is similar with that of Psychology (Hons.). Aspiring councilors go for this course. Gargi College Principal Dr. Meera Ramachandran said: “We get a substantial number of applications for this course. Students get to do a lot of fieldwork, including visiting jails and mental asylums. There are a lot of career options available for them after graduation and that is why there are many takers for this course.” Already almost 60 per cent of the seats for this course in the college have been filled.

Hansraj College, which has a course available in Bsc. Applied Physical Science with Computer Science, is happy with the admissions based on the first. Hansraj College principal Dr. S.R. Arora said: “The response has been very encouraging. There are a large number of students who further aspire to study MCA and for them this is the apt course.”