For postgraduate aspirants eyeing a seat in Delhi University (DU) it is the question of an apt career and the right placement. They are concerned about the job opportunities available after completion of their postgraduation and what all the university can do in getting them those meaty placements.
At an open house held for PG aspirants on Tuesday in South Campus, the most frequently asked question was regarding future employment opportunities.
Dr. Dinesh Varshney, deputy dean South Campus, said, “There has been a sea change in the mindset of students. They are much more career oriented and are choosing the subjects according to future prospects.” He added that even compared to last year students have more information about the subjects and the campus.
Current hot courses like MBA, Business Economics, Molecular Biology and Master’s in Technology boast of 100 percent placements. The Institute of Information and Communication, the best in Asia, also has a 100 percent placement rate.
The media boom, which has hit the country, has made courses like Hindi Journalism the most sought after among PG level students.
The students are also concerned about the minute differences between courses.
“Students are more focused about the academic differences between courses and wisely choose them. There were questions related to the difference between MA Psychology and Applied Psychology. But mostly they are concerned about their careers which brings in more focus to the subjects they choose,” said Professor Malashri Lal, acting director of the university’s South Campus.
But this year also a majority of the students have applied for PG in Humanities and Commerce related subjects. Female students applying for PG will not have to sweat it out for accommodations.
There is one hostel available for them with the maximum capacity of 120 students. In all around 300 students can be housed in the hostels of South Campus.
To aid the students with the best of the study material available South Campus also houses an ever-expanding state of the art library.
Classes for English proficiency
South Campus started an English Proficiency Programme last year as a pilot project for their Business Economics Department in four of its colleges. The programme is basically to improve the business writing skills of the students.