DU admissions: English (Hons.) continues to be most sought-after course
The registration process for Delhi University's undergraduate courses for the batch of 2019-20 commenced on May 30. As per the data released by the university, English (Hons.) course emerged as the top choice among applicants just like the past few years. The fight for each seat of this course is going to be tough as high demand will lead to high cut-off. Here's more.
Reportedly, the university received around 1.7 lakh paid applications by Sunday evening. Notably, 92,346 of these are for English (Hons.). When compared to last year's data, the numbers are not actually shocking. In 2018 too, the course received 1.26 lakh applications - the highest. Therefore, last year, 55 students competed for each seat of this course, which is offered by 48 DU affiliated colleges.
In 2018, the highest cut-off in General category recorded for English (Hons.) was 98% for Hindu College. Meanwhile, Political Science emerged as the second in-demand course this year with 83,504 applications. In 2018, Lady Shri Ram College recorded the highest cut-off for the same (97.7%).
Last few years also saw a rise in demand for the BA Programme among the DU aspirants. Continuing the same, the course has received 80,967 applications and is third in demand. As per reports, this is due to the diversity of the course. It allows students to study various subjects. Thus, expanding their employment horizons. In 2018, the highest cut-off for this was 98.75%.
Next among the top picks are Economics and History with 80,277 and 76,635 applications, respectively. DU's admission in-charge, Rajeev Gupta, said the data, when compared to last year's, shows similar trends. Notably, none of the Science subjects has been featured in the top five choices. According to a DU college's principal, students are losing interest in traditional Science courses due to lack of opportunities.
Separately, this picture will be much clearer after the registration process comes to an end on Friday (June 14). As per reports, the first cut-off list will be out on June 20. Meanwhile, the complete details of the university's registration process are available here.