Students seeking admission in top DU courses have reason to cheer as the University is likely to increase seats in such programmes.

Last Updated: 2013-03-26T09:28:34+05:30

Delhi University May Increase Seats in Top Courses

New Delhi: Students seeking admission in some of the top courses in Delhi University have reason to cheer as the University is likely to increasethe number of seats in such programmes. As per sources, this is the outcome of the University’s decision to scrap BA / B Com / B Sc programmes from the upcoming academic session.
Speculations are rife that the increase in seats may dip the cutoffs of this year’s admission. Earlier, the expert committee of the DU recommended the distribution of seats among the popular departments of traditional courses, likes of BA / B Com / B Sc or start up a whole new programme on the basis of faculty strength and required facilities. The colleges have accepted the recommendation of the expert committee and come out with the decision of increasing seats in popular courses.
According to the University officials, the BA programme has 11,075 seats and the B Com has around 7000 seats, in which the B Com (Honors) itself has 5000 seats. After the decision, remaining seats (2000) of B Com programme is expected to be added to B Com (Honors) programme making it one of the largest programmes of the University in terms of seat strength.
Other honors courses that may see rise in the number of seats are Economics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Political Science and History. The colleges which may increase seats are St Stephen’s, Hindu, Hansraj, Lady Shriram, Miranda House, Sri Venkateshwara, Gargi and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The move is expected to benefit the students who despite of having high scores do not get admission in their favorite course, sources has said.
Moreover, some colleges are also expected to introduce new honors courses for which DU will soon write to the college for inviting proposals. Shashi Tyagi, officiating Principal of Gargi College has said that we are planning to start an honors course in mathematics, based on faculty strengths and facilities. Seats in courses, such as Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, History and English are also likely to increase, she further added. 

Meanwhile, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College has already presented the proposal to the University for introducing Economics (honors) course. Virender Bhardwaj, a member of DU expert committee working on admission, has said that many colleges don’t have honors courses among subjects offered in the BA programme. This new policy of seats distribution will allow them to introduce honors courses in case they have the required faculty strength and facilities.

- By Madiha Wasi
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