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A host of choices for college aspirants

A trend in the last few years indicate that instead of settling for the second-rung DU colleges, many students with high marks have been going for reputed colleges elsewhere in the country with courses of their choice.

education Updated: May 30, 2006 11:09 IST

A trend in the last few years indicate that instead of settling for the second-rung DU colleges, many students with high marks have been going for reputed colleges elsewhere in the country with courses of their choice.

Megha a Class 12 pass-out with 94 per cent from Springdales says, “Good colleges do not exist in DU alone. A host of reputed colleges in the other parts of the country are also equally good. So why not try?” Indeed, because out of the more-than 2,000 students who scored 90-plus in this year’s CBSE 12th, only a handful will fill up the coveted courses in the top-five DU colleges.

While colleges in the South or elsewhere in India had been the destination for Engineering, Medical and other technical courses for Delhi’s students all along, the latest trend catches ordinary BA, Bcom or BSC aspirants queuing up at general colleges in Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, etc.

Preetika Mathew, after passing her 12th from Delhi’s St Anthony school in 2001, went to Christ College, Bangalore for a BA. “Instead of studying just English or Journalism in DU, I preferred specialising in more than one subject in Degree.” She took Journalism, Psychology and English, one combination for BA in Bangalore University.

Similarly, Pune’s Symbiosis and Ferguson College, known for media-related courses; Chennai’s famed Loyola College, a top-ranking place for Humanities, are all favoured destinations.