DU admissions 2018: Indian language to earn 10 extra points in BA programme
DU admissions 2018: Applicants who studied a modern Indian language (MIL) in school will get up to 10 additional percentage points if they take admission in BA Programme and take up the language as a subject.College admissions 2018 Updated: Jun 23, 2018 16:06 IST
Delhi University will give up to 10 additional percentage points to applicants who have studied a modern Indian language (MIL) in school if they take admission in BA Programme and take up the language as a subject.
The MILs offered in the university are Sanskrit, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, Telegu and Bengali.
The advantage of up to 10 percentage points will be given on an applicant’s ‘best of four’. “If an applicant opts for MIL (except Hindi) as a subject, an advantage of up to 10% may be given in ‘best four’ in those colleges where MIL is offered as a subject. Colleges offer anything between 2 and 10 percentage points advantage,” a DU official said.
Thirty colleges, including Hindu, Miranda House, and Kamla Nehru College, offer MIL in BA programme. Hindu College gives additional seven percentage points to those opting for Sanskrit while Kirori Mal College gives additional 10 percentage points to those opting for Bengali as a subject in BA programme.
University officials said this was an attempt to promote the study of Indian languages at a higher level.
“This encourages students to continue to study MIL at undergraduate level as they get advantage due to it,” a university official said. BA Programme is one of the most sought-after courses and it received over 1,34,000 applications last year.
The online registration for admission to merit-based and entrance-based undergraduate courses began on May 15 and around 1,60,000 applicants had already registered with the university by Tuesday evening.
The last date to fill the registration form is June 7.
For admission to BA Programme, students have to take one language and any three elective subjects. But those applicants who plan to change their stream will face a disadvantage of up to 5 percentage points depending on which college they apply to.
“A deduction of up to 5 percentage points on ‘best four’ percentage may be imposed if there is a change of stream for admission to BA programme, which means either from commerce stream to arts/humanities/social sciences or from science stream to arts/humanities/social sciences,” another university official said.