Those hoping to gain admissions to undergraduate courses at the Non-Collegiate Women’s Educational Board will need better marks than applicants had last year. There has been a steep rise of three percentage points in cut-offs announced by the university for the weekend programme for women.
At the Hansraj College centre, the cut-off for BA (Programme) has gone up from 73% last year to 76% this year. The cut-off percentage has gone up similarly at the Bharati College and Maitreri College centres.
Overall, the increase has been between three and one percentage points for BA programme.
Similar cut-offs have been announced for admissions to the BCom course, which is among the most sought-after in the university.
The cut-off at the Hansraj College centre has been hiked from 75% to 78%. A similar increase has been seen in Lakshmibai College, SPM College, JMC and Bharti College centres.
The admission under the first list will start from June 25.
The classes for these courses are held at different colleges in Delhi University over the weekend.
BA (Hons) in Hindi
An honours degree in Hindi has usually been one of the more underrated courses offered by Delhi University. The programme comprises 21 papers, including concurrent and interdisciplinary courses, and starts by introducing students to the history of the subject and later, in the third and fourth semesters, moves to discussing details of Hindi prose.
In the last two of the semesters, the course centres around Hindi literature in the modern era, Hindi modernist poetry, Hindi essays, drama and creative writing.
The students are also taught English as part of the concurrent and interdisciplinary courses, which helps them form a strong base in both languages, thereby opening up several avenues to pursue a career after getting the degree.