The clock is ticking away. The University of Delhi’s admission cycle is all set to roll with the new four-year undergraduate programme, for and against which reams have been written. And last weekend’s HT Aspirations fair in Delhi was where young people hopeful of securing a seat at Delhi University or exploring other options were headed.
While many students went by satisfied, having their queries answered, the advice given by counsellors gave others students ample food for thought, especially when it came to deciding on a course of action for further studies
During a panel discussion on day one, in response to a question related to comprehensive and continuous evaluation (CCE) introduced in CBSE schools, panellist Pratibha Jolly, principal, Miranda House, spoke in favour of continuous assessment. Students even experience it in college now. You “will find a lot of it” in the four-year programme, she said. She also suggested that students should introspect as to what their strengths were and about their likely work profile.
Asked whether there will now be more seats for commerce honours, Inderjeet Dagar, principal, College of Vocational Studies, said, “The number of seats in honours (courses) will increase but all the seats may not be converted to commerce honours. It depends on the college. The seats may get converted to economics honours. Now everybody will get the chance to do honours.”
Other experts on the panel included Amitabha Mukherjee, professor, department of physics and astrophysics, DU and Alok Jain, COO, CareerCo.
The event was also an opportunity for visitors to interact with counsellors from Careers Smart and CareerCo.
Besides, a number of institutions, counselling services providers and others took part in the exhibition. Among the 155-odd stalls were representatives of GD Goenka University, Republic of Belarus, NIIT,
Amity, Manipal University - Dubai campus, Raffles Millennium International, TV Today Media Institute, Canadian University Application Centre, KR Mangalam University, JRE group, KCC Institute of
Technology and Management, Ansal University and Bath Spa University (UK).