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Double delight

HT Horizons speaks to DU aspirants who have got a course and college of their choice in the first list

education Updated: Jun 22, 2011 09:49 IST
Gauri Kohli

Whether to go for the course or the college has always been a dilemma for many Delhi University aspirants. But when you get the best of both the worlds, it’s nothing short of a dream come true. Take, for instance, Ankana Ghatak, who scored 96.25% in her best of four. The high score has left Ghatak in a confusion of a different kind.

“I want to pursue economics honours from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) or St Stephen’s College. I have made it to economics honours in the first cut-off list at SRCC and I’m hopeful that I’ll get through in the same course at Stephen’s. It’s a dream come true and at the same time I’m confused where to take admission as both colleges at the best in the varsity but I’ll prefer SRCC,” says Ghatak.

Her dream run does not end here. Ghatak, who studied at DPS, Dwarka, has also cleared the entrance tests at Singapore University to study economics but she still prefers DU.

“Delhi University is the best in the country and studying here is a matter of prestige. The campus buzz, the college societies, clubs and other activities add zing to one’s academic calendar,” she says.

Another aspirant Senaara Ailawadi, too, has got the course and college of her choice in the first cut-off itself and is now going to breathe easy till the academic session starts.

“I have secured admission in the first list at Kirori Mal College (KMC) in history honours. This course and college were always my first preference because I like history and KMC is a prestigious college. I want to get into research, heritage development or public
relations and I think a bachelor’s degree in history from this college will be the best bet for me,” says Ailawadi who plans to attend dance workshops to unwind from the admission grind before the session starts.

The first cut-off list surprised most people and also caused worry for some aspirants but there are candidates like Ghatak and Ailawadi who heaved a sigh of relief as they secured a seat in their dream course and college. It’s not just courses such as economics, BCom and history which are finding most takers. Vindhya H Pillai finds better prospects in zoology. “After months of hustle-bustle and spending several anxious moments, I finally bagged a seat in zoology (hons) at Hansraj College that I longed for. I want to do a masters in the same subject and pursue research or teaching,” says Pillai.

It’s the same story in the case of Vaishali Singh, another aspirant who has made it to the first cut-off list in zoology (hons) at Hans Raj College. “Ever since I got to know that I have made it to zoology (hons) at Hans Raj College, I can’t stop thanking my stars. I always wanted to pursue this course from this college,” says Singh.

After getting the college and course of their choice, this young brigade at DU is now looking forward to a bright future.