DU  : English (Hons) continues to be the most sought-after course

English (Hons) is the most popular course among Delhi University undergraduate applicants followed by Political Science (Hons) and Economics (Hons), as per the registrations done this year on the university online portal till May 25.

The university had received over 1,97,305 registrations till Friday evening. The online registration for admission to its undergraduate courses started on May 15 and aspirants will be able to complete their application forms till June 7.

Officials said that English (hons), which is offered at 46 colleges, usually tops the charts when it comes to number of applications. This year the course has so far received 52,254 applications.

“The course is popular but what contributes to such high number of application is the fact that students from any stream can apply for the course without facing any disadvantage,” a DU official said.

However, the official advised students to only opt for the course if they are really interested in studying literature. “Students should opt for courses they want to study and not just because they have the marks to get admission in a course,” the official said.

Economics (hons), which is offered by 38 colleges, has received 40,492 applications and Political Science (hons) has received 40,509 applications till now.

The university will announce the first cutoff on June 19 and admissions under it will happen till June 21. This year, DU will announce only five cutoffs and conduct central counselling for remaining seats in the undergraduate seats.

The official said students will be able to edit their forms till they make the payment.

This year the university will provide a single portal for applications for both merit-based and entrance-based admissions to undergraduate courses. Till last year, the registration process for entrance-based admission was separate.

The online registration for postgraduate and research courses started start from May 18 and May 20, respectively. The university will conduct ‘online computer-based entrance test’ for selected undergraduate, all postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses from this session in 18 cities.

“The university will conduct open day session regarding admission to postgraduate and MPhil/PhD courses on June 1 from 10 am to 11.30 am and noon to 1.30 pm,” an official said.
courtesy HT