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DU admissions: From college to great careers

education Updated: Jun 19, 2015 21:03 IST
Jeevan Prakash Sharma
Delhi University

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Some of the popular courses available in the commerce stream in Delhi University’s colleges are BCom (hons), BCom (programme), BA (hons) business economics, BA (hons) economics, bachelor of management studies (BMS) and bachelor of business administration (financial investment analysis) (BBA, FIA) for undergraduates and MCom.Some colleges like Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (SGGSCC) also offer diploma courses at the postgraduate level such as diploma in international marketing (PGDIM), diploma in business journalism and corporate communication.

Candidates interested in enrolling in commerce courses at the university should have studied and passed mathematics at the Class 12 level.

These courses are in great demandand that is evident from the ever-increasing cut-offs, say experts.

“There is huge demand from leading multinationals like E&Y, KPMG, RBS, Deloitte for fresh commerce students. It suits students too as they get work experience in these campanies before opting for an MBA from reputed management institutes. Also, with expansion of businesses in India and rising salary expectations, students are opting for further studies in CA, CS, MCom, MBA etc. The most popular course in commerce stream in Delhi University is BCom (H) and BMS,” says Jatinder Bir Singh, principal, SGGS College of Commerce.

Principals and faculty members of other commerce colleges such as Dyal Singh College (evening), Mata Sundri College for Women, PGDAV College (evening), Ramanujan College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (evening) say that out of all the students who look for direct placement in companies, about 60% on an average, are able to find employment. They agree that this ratio varies across DU colleges from 10% to 90%.

The curriculum is a blend of core economics and commerce subjects with some applied courses thrown in. This makes it possible for students to take up higher studies or employment both in domestic and international companies.

As far as the curriculum is concerned, many principals are of the view that the course needs more industry focus. “There is need for internships in industries and a more practical curriculum,” they say.

With businesses undergoing changes and expanding across the world, academic experts are of the view that commerce education needs to be tailored to meet the present and future requirements. Besides the theoretical concepts, experts say, the focus should be on application of that knowledge at the ground level.

Some colleges have started focusing on industry internships and made it an integral part of the curriculum.

According to SP Aggarwal, principal, Ramanujan College, “We offer a number of academic prizes and scholarships to meritorious students. Financial assistance in the form of fee concessions are given to deserving and needy students.”

Commerce Colleges

Here are some more options for students wanting to take up commerce courses in Delhi University

Dyal Singh College (Evening)

Programmes: The college offers BA programme, BA (hons) English, political science and BCom

Facilities: The department of physical education at the college offers facilities such as gymnastics, table tennis, and athletics. As far as computer labs are concerned, the main lab has 38 computers and the additional computer facility for commerce students has 25 computers with internet facility.

Placement cell: The placement cell organises placement seminars, interactive recruitment sessions and workshops. It also coordinates with the central placement cell of the university to organise placement-related activities for students

Safety factor: The college campus is under CCTV camera surveillance.

Linked to tech: The college has four computer labs with over 200 computers. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled.

Link: http://dsce.du.ac.in/ Contact number: 011-24365948 nearest Bus stop: Lodhi Road, JLN Stadium Metro station: JLN Stadium

Mata Sundri College

Programmes: The college offers three-year undergraduate degree courses in BCom, BCom (programme) English, Hindi, Sanskrit, history, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychological science, Punjabi, bachelor’s in elementary education and vocational courses.

Facilities: The college offers facilities for aerobics, volleyball, chess, karate, yoga, judo, power lifting, kho-kho, swimming, athletics, weightlifting etc. The college canteen is spacious. Cultural festivals such as Sarang and Mata Sundri Day are also organised

Placement cell: A well-established placement cell ensures that top companies visit the campus to recruit students every year.

Safety factor: The college has 30 CCTV cameras

Linked to tech: A well-equipped computer centre caters to the needs of the students

Link: http://ms.du.ac.in/ Contact number: 011-23221449/ 23237291 nearest Bus stop: ITO Metro station: ITO

PGDAV College (Evening)

Programmes: The college offers BA in Hindi, political science and a BA (programme). Other undergraduate programmes are BCom, BCom (programme) and BSc (mathematics)

Facilities: The college has a lift for the differently-abled students. It also has a well-stocked library with more than 85,000 books, journals, periodicals and other reference material.

Placement cell: The college placement cell is active and organises employment and internship opportunities for college students.

Safety factor: The college campus is under CCTV surveillance. A cell has been set up to look into cases of sexual harassment

Linked to tech: The college has added smart classrooms equipped with overhead projectors.

Link: http://www.pgdaveve.in/ Contact number: 011-29845214 nearest Bus stop: Nehru Place/ Srinivaspuri Metro station: Lajpat Nagar

Ramanujan College

Programmes: The college offers BCom (hons), BCom (programme), BA English, BA Hindi, BA political science and BA (programme)

Facilities: The college has as a well-stocked library and a state-of-the–art computer lab. Financial assistance, in the form of fee-concession, is given to deserving and needy students. Sports facilities have helped maintain a tradition of excellence in sports.

Placement cell: The college placement cell, together with Delhi University’s central placement cell, facilitates campus recruitment of final year students

Safety factor: CCTVs have been installed at all the entry points of the college and within the campus. A cell has been set up to look into sexual harassment cases

Linked to tech: The campus is Wi-fi enabled. The college auditorium has a multi-media sound system

Link: http://rcdu.in/ Contact number: 011-26430192 nearest Bus stop: Kalkaji Metro station: Govindpuri

Shaheed Bhagat Singh ­College (Evening)

Programmes: Thecollege offers BCom (programme), BCom (hons), BA (hons) in political science and geography and BA (programme)

Facilities: The college library has over 40,000 books in different disciplines. It is being converted into a fully-automated knowledge and learning resource centre. It also has a state-of-the-art computer lab with internet and printing facility

Placement cell: The college has a placement cell that helps students get jobs on campus. The cell is managed by the students under the guidance of a senior faculty

Safety factor: CCTVs have been installed at the college gates and within the campus. A cell to look into sexual harassment cases has also been set up

Linked to tech: The campus is Wi-FI enabled

Link: http://www.sbsec.org/ Contact number: 011-29253430 nearest Bus stop: Sheikh Sarai Metro station: Malviya Nagar

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

Programmes: The college offers a BA in economics and business economics, BCom and BSc in computer science. Diploma programmes are available in business journalism and corporate communication (DBJCC). It also offers a postgraduation diploma in international marketing (PGDIM)

Facilities: The college has an air-conditioned seminar room with a capacity for 200 people. It has an electronics laboratory for BSc (computer science). It has an air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 500.

Placement cell: The placement cell organises placement seminars, interactive recruitment sessions and workshops etc

Safety factor: The college campus is under CCTV camera surveillance.

Linked to tech: The campus is Wi-Fi enabled

Link: http://www.sggscc.ac.in/ Contact number: 011-27321109/27321528 nearest Bus stop: Pitampura Metro station: Pitampura

Science Colleges

Here are some more options for students who want to enroll for science programmes in Delhi University

Deshbandhu College

Programmes: The college offers BA in economics, English, Hindi, history, mathematics, political science, Sanskrit, BCom, and BSc in life sciences, bio-chemistry, botany, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, industrial chemistry, physics and zoology. It also offers MA in English, Hindi, economics, political science, mathematics and Sanskrit. The college also offers MCom and MSc in mathematics

Facilities: The college has a library with a collection of about 90,000 books, journals and magazines. It is WI-FI enabled with individual login facility and a web access centre. The science block of the college has its individual laboratories. The college also has a student’s common room, gymnasium etc

Placement cell: The placement cell organises placement seminars, interactive recruitment sessions and workshops conducted by various national and international companies and organisations

Safety factor: The college campus is under CCTV camera surveillance

Linked to tech: It also has a computer lab with more than 170 computers

Link: http//www.deshbandhucollege.ac.in Contact number: 01126439565 nearest Bus stop: Kalkaji

Metro station: Nehru Place

Daulat Ram College

Programmes: The college offers BA in economics, English, Hindi, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, Sanskrit, BCom, and BSc in life sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, mathematics and zoology. The college offers MA in English, Hindi, history, music, political science, psychology and Sanskrit

Facilities: The department of physical education of the college offers facilities such as gymnastics, table tennis, and athletics. The college has a library and reading room with a book bank for students to borrow books and keep them till the end of the session

Placement cell: The placement cell coordinates with the central placement cell of the university, which acts as an interface between the industry and the university

Safety factor: The college campus is under CCTV camera surveillance. Students are only allowed to enter the campus with their ID cards

Linked to tech: Wi-Fi enabled

Link: http//www.dr.du.ac.in Contact number: 01127667863 nearest Bus stop: Delhi University

Metro station: Vishwavidyalaya

PGDAV College

Programmes: The college offers BA in economics, English, Hindi, history, political science, Sanskrit, BCom, and BSc in mathematics, statistics, computer science and mathematical science. Master’s offerings include MA in Hindi, mathematics and political science, MSc in mathematics and MCom

Facilities: The college has a lift facility for the disabled and physically challenged students. Round-the-clock RO water system has also been installed. The college has a well-stocked library with more than 85,000 books, journals, periodicals and other reference material. It also has a reading room. A 400 KBA electric substation and 250 KW diesel generator set has been installed to ensure continuous and uninterrupted power supply to the campus. A students amenities block is also being constructed

Placement cell: The college placement cell has been involved in arranging a series of employment and internship opportunities

Safety factor: The campus in under CCTV camera surveillance.

Linked to tech: The campus is Wi-Fi enabled

Link: http//pgdavcollege.edu.in Contact number: 01129832092 nearest Bus stop: Nehru Place

Metro station: Lajpat Nagar

Rajdhani College

Programmes: The college offers BA in economics, English, Hindi, history, political science, Sanskrit, BCom, and BSc in chemistry, electronics, mathematics and physics

Facilities: An air-conditioned auditorium can accommodate around 200 students. A fully air-conditioned and well-equipped seminar room has LCD projectors and audio systems. A common room has also has been provided exclusively for female students with all basic recreational and medical facilities

Placement cell: The college has an active placement cell that provides employment opportunities to the final year students through interviews, group discussions and tests that take place in the college premises

Safety factor: The campus constantly remains under CCTV camera surveillance. Entry is strictly through ID cards and there is a cell against sexual harassment

Linked to tech: It has a student website. Wi-Fi enabled and intranet facility is secured for all students, faculty and administrative staff of the college

Link: http//www.rajdhani.du.ac Contact number: 01125930752 nearest Bus stop: Rajdhani College Metro station: Rajouri Garden, Ramesh Nagar