What’s new at DU this year?

GET UP­DATED Be­sides changes in the ad­mis­sion cri­te­ria, the uni­ver­sity is also likely to of­fer pro­grammes such as BBS and so­ci­ol­ogy in more col­leges

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - Gauri Kohli SPORTS/ECA QUOTA STREAM-WISE CUT-OFFS PLANS FOR MORE AD­VAN­TAGE GIRLS

Delhi Uni­ver­sity (DU) started its ad­mis­sion process last week with nearly 38,000 ap­pli­ca­tions on the first day. One of the few In­dian uni­ver­si­ties to have fea­tured in prom­i­nent global rank­ings, DU has a num­ber of new things to of­fer to its new batch of stu­dents.

There will be new and ren­o­vated i nfras­truc­tural f acilit i es, i nclud­ing ad­di­tional hos­tels, sports sta­dium, Wi- Fi net­work­ing, up­graded class­rooms, teach­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries and e-li­braries.

Sev­eral pro g r ammes i n arts, com­merce, math­e­mat­i­cal sciences, sciences and ap­plied sciences are also be­ing in­tro­duced. Th­ese in­clude bach­e­lor of arts (BA), BA (vo­ca­tional), BA (hons), BCom, BCom (hons), BSc (math­e­mat­i­cal sciences), BSc (hons) math­e­mat­ics, BSc (hons) statis­tics, BSc (hons) com­puter science and BSc science (hons). EL­I­GI­BIL­ITY CRI­TE­RIA This time, the ex­ist­ing pro­vi­sion sports/ECA quota (sub­ject-wise) will be con­tin­ued. Col­leges will be free to fix the num­ber of seats to be filled for sports (not more than 5%). The en­roll­ment process will be made uni­form. In the streamwise cut-offs, scrapped this year, the per­cent­age for com­merce stu­dents was the high­est and for hu­man­i­ties stu­dents it was low­est. For ex­am­ple, if the cut-off for psy­chol­ogy (hons) was 89.5% to 93% ear­lier, it meant that 93% was for com­merce stu­dents and 89% for hu­man­i­ties stu­dents. The cut-off for science stu­dents was some­where in be­tween.

A l s o, t h e r e w i l l b e n o ad­di­tional el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­rion for any cat­e­gory in any col­lege or course this year. How­ever, col­leges have been al­lowed to give spe­cific ad­van­tage to girl stu­dents (up to 3% only) in any course. Com­ing to honours, if the sub­ject ap­plied for in the honours course is not part of the ap­pli­cant’s Class 12 cur­ricu­lum or he does not in­clude it in the best of four then 2.5% marks will be de­ducted from his to­tal score. NEW COUR­SES DU is also go­ing to in­tro­duce popular cour­ses in the next two years like bach­e­lor of busi­ness stud­ies (BBS) and so­ci­ol­ogy in more col­leges. In a meet­ing of

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