Looking beyond BCom, Eco
As the race to get into Delhi University hots up, it seems that Bachelor's degrees in economics or commerce are not the only courses on the radars of most hopefuls. Mallica Joshi reports.india Updated: Jun 11, 2012 02:10 IST
As the race to get into Delhi University hots up, it seems that Bachelor's degrees in economics or commerce are not the only courses on the radars of most hopefuls.
The course has caught the fancy of many aspirants and their parents. "The course sounds interesting and will also give my daughter a BTech degree, which I think has more value. DU has a good reputation and any course it starts will no doubt be good," said Kanchan Tripathi, who had come to Miranda House all the way from Allahabad to help her daughter apply for the course.
DU officials as well as the varsity’s information centre are getting calls on the admission procedure for the BTech Innovation with Math and IT course, the four-year programme which was launched last year.
She, however, was not able to get any information on the application procedure. “None in the college knows about the application process for the course,” she said.
The course is run through the university’s new Cluster Innovation Centre.
Students who want to apply for the course will first have to take admission to a course at any DU college.
The university will then conduct an entrance test for admissions to the 40 seats in the course.
All applicants should have a minimum aggregate of 60% in four subjects that has to include math.
The entrance test will have multiple choices for each question. After clearing the entrance test, the students will be put through an interview.
The course has been designed as a hands-on experience for students and had large dollops of math as its main subject. There are, however, courses in communication, creative writing, philosophy and environment management to make the course more interdisciplinary. Internships and an innovation laboratory have also been made part of the course.
“Since the course is new, not many people know about the admission process. We have been getting quite a few queries about the course, though. Most students want to know where one can get the application form, while parents want to know what the scope of the course is,” said a senior DU official.