Confused? Give honours a pass
The popular and flexible BA Programme can give Honours courses a run for their money, writes Swaha Sahoo.education Updated: Jun 04, 2009 14:28 IST
Are you unsure about which course to choose and where your interests lie? Give the BA Programme a shot. Delhi University’s BA Programme is multi-disciplinary, market-oriented and lets graduates specialise in a variety of fields.
With 28,000 applications in 2008, the BA Programme was one of the most popular courses of DU, second only to the B.Com Programme. The course also notched up high cutoffs last year, with the final cutoff for a popular college like Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College pegged at 88.25 per cent.
“If you are not sure of what you want to do, BA Programme is an excellent option,” said Kanika Khandelwal, Associate Professor of Psychology at LSR.
What’s more, teachers who teach Honours courses also take BA Programme classes. “At the end you have an idea across disciplines and also get to interact with the best faculty,” said Khandelwal. The multi-disciplinary approach of the programme is its biggest attraction.
“The concept of Honours and Pass is peculiar to a few Indian universities,” said Mitali Mishra, Assistant Professor of English at LSR. “In the rest of the world, you cstudy whatever subject you want to.” Mishra says the BA programme offers flexibility like no other. “Students can opt for combinations like Economics and Psychology,” she says.
Students can pick from a variety of foundation and application papers offered. “The application papers ensure students have an edge while applying for professional courses,” said Krishna Jain, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Janki Devi Memorial College.