Though BCom (H) and Eco(H) are the most popular and sought after courses in Delhi University, a degree in literature also holds a distinct attraction to interested students. Contrary to the popular notion of simply having to read books in this course, English (H) is one of the toughest undergraduate programmes in DU. Offered by 45 colleges in the University, the Combined Aptitude Test for English (CATE) was developed in 2009 to gauge the potential of aspirants as the cut-offs weren’t considered the true indicator to assess the capability of a student to pursue this course.
This year, 21 colleges would be accepting CATE scores for admission to the BA English programme while the other colleges will grant admission on the basis of cut-offs. As per the first cut-off list which was announced on June 25, the cut-offs saw a 1 to 2 percent increase in most of the colleges as compared to 2011.
According to the data available with University of Delhi, BA (Hons) English most sought-after subject by the undergraduate (UG) admission seekers in the varsity. Delhi University will release the first cut-off for the undergraduate merit based course will be released on June 19th 2018
Press Trust of India reported that as many as 1,26,327 students have applied for the BA (Hons) English programme, followed by 1,05,818 students for BA (Programme), according to data shared by the varsity. According to the cut off list released by the north-campus based college affiliated with DU, the cut-off has increased for most of the courses. Admission based on the first cut-off will be allowed from June 19 to June 21.
The least number of applicants were for vocational courses — 49,378 applicants for BA(Voc) Tourism Management, followed by 53,207 for BA (Voc) Human Resource Management.
BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was the third least popular with 57,584 applicants. Maximum number of applications among the science courses were garnered by mathematics, closely trailed by physics and computer science. More than 70,000 students opted for these three courses.
Vocational courses like Tourism and Human Resource Management, along with Philosophy and Applied Psychology were among the least popular courses, managing just above one-third of what was attracted by the most popular. The interested candidates had applied for these courses during the registration process carried out between May 15 and June 6.
The admission process will kickstart with the publishing of the first cut-off on June 19. The varsity has provisioned for five cut-offs in all this year, but may issue more depending on the availability of seats.
The varsity threw open its admission portal for aspirants of various undergraduate courses on May 15. The registration for these courses ended on June 7. The university has, for now, announced a total of five cut-off lists with the notification for the first cut-off scheduled to be issued on June 19.
The total number of male applicants are 1,44,248, women 1,34,297 and other applicants 29. According to an official from the university, 2,78,544 aspirants have made payments. Last year, around 2.20 lakh candidates had made payments.
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.
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