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Dr Suman Kumar Verma, Joint Dean, Students’ Welfare, University of Delhi, answers readers’ queries.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2008 10:24 AM IST

I completed my BA programme from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College in 2006. My internal marks (20) were not added to my BA second-year mark sheet due to the carelessness of the college teacher and administrative assistant as accepted and communicated by the college principal to Delhi University’s exam branch (copies of the letters are attached). The matter has been pending with DU for some time. Despite my repeated requests, there is no response to date. I am sure you will help me by getting my hard earned internal marks added to my mark sheet.

A committee at the university level is looking at internal assessment-related cases. You may contact the examination branch of DU to know the status of the case.

I desperately want to get into DU, despite having merely 78.5 per cent in best four subjects and 80.7 per cent including physical education. I want to opt for Human Resource Management (HRM)/ Tourism at the College of Vocational Studies. My first priority is HRM but previous year's cut-off shows I can’t get admission. Can I add physical education as a main subject in my best four subjects? Can I get into this course after the second or third cut-off lists?
— Shalini

Generally, colleges allow Physical Education to be counted in the best four subjects with a deduction of 2-5 per cent in the total. For more details, visit the CVS website, www.cvsdu. com/cutoff07_3.html.

I have 87.25 per cent marks in my best subjects (Maths, English, Business Studies and Economics). Will I be able to get admission to B.Com (H) or Economics (H)? What should I study for the BBE entrance test? Are BBS and BBA two different programmes and have different entrance tests?

You have a fair chance of getting admission to a B.Com (H) and Economics (H). The deadline for BBS is over. For the BBE test and sample question papers, please visit

I just passed my Class XII marks with an aggregate of 92.2 per cent. Is B.Sc. (Computer Science) a viable option, in terms of future scope, worldwide recognition, as US universities require 16 years of schooling for postgraduation? Is the Maths (H) programme at St. Stephen's College better than doing the same from Hans Raj College or Hindu College? Do students who did not have Economics in Class XII require 2 per cent higher or lower marks than those who have it to clear the cut-off for B.Com.?
— Shantanu

You have a very good chance of admission to DU. For B.Com. (H) and Economics (H), colleges deduct 2 to 5 per cent. B.Sc. (H) Computer Science is a good programme. Maths (H) in all the three colleges is very good.

I had the non-medical stream and got compartment in Chemistry. Can I still enrol for the BBA programme at any college? If yes, please tell me the name of the colleges.
— Nikita

DU is offering the BBS programme but its date is over. You may try for the BBE entrance test, provided you have 55 per cent marks in English, Maths and two best of four subjects. For more details about the BBE programme, please visit

I am from the commerce stream. I am confused between the Business Economics and Business Studies programmes. But as there are more seats in BBE than BBS, can you guide me about the same? What are the career opportunities after BBE or BBS? Which college is good for this?
— Rajat

The last date to apply for BBS is over. For BBE, the sale and receipt of forms is on till June 16 and the test will be held on June 22. For more details, please visit,
BA (Hons.) Business Economics is a professional programme, aimed at developing a high level of skill and commitment in students to compete with the best in the global arena.

I passed my Class XII with Science Stream (medical with Maths). And obtained 64 per cent marks. Which programmes can I apply for? I am a little bit inclined towards BA (H) English. I failed in Physics but passed because of my additional subject Fine Arts (87 marks).
— Parul

Since you have failed in Physics, you will not be eligible for any Science honours programme but you can apply for English honours.

I read History, Political Science, Economics, English, and Entrepreneurship. Can I take Sociology (H) in college? Is there any deduction in percentage while opting for this discipline as I didn't study this subject? What is the scope for Sociology (H)? Is it necessary to have maths as a subject for BA in Economics?

Apply for Sociology and Economics (H). There is no deduction of marks for Sociology (H) but for Economics (H), a few colleges deduct 2 to 5 per cent in the total, if you don’t have Maths in your best four.

Is it necessary to include Maths in the best four subjects while applying for B.Com. (H) in DU?

No. If you include, then there will be an advantage. Otherwise, colleges slash a certain percentage.

Send your queries to
DU admission helpline: 011-27662507/08

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