DU: Baffled applicants search for courses and number of seats

June 26, 2014 10:19 am | Updated November 16, 2021 06:53 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The intense debate around the rollback of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) has left the new batch of applicants flustered over availability of certain courses and the number of seats allocated for the same. If there is a rollback, then the structure and nomenclature of the courses would revert to the earlier segmentations like BA Pass, BA (Hons.) and B.Sc.

Applicants this year are unclear if the reversal will demand a fresh round of applications for admission or whether the courses would be allotted based on the forms already submitted.

“We have selected courses in the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) for the BA (Hons.) programme. If I want admission to a BA Pass programme under the three-year course, how will that be worked out?” questioned Kartik Aggarwal. Other concerns revolved around the procedure of application. “Will there be a fresh round of applications for Delhi University now?” asked another applicant.

A major anxiety among these applicants was related to the number of seats available for the courses.

If the honours courses are segmented into pass courses and honours courses, then there is going to be a cut in the number of seats for each course. This will lead to higher cut-offs this year and limited admissions.

“I am not unhappy about the reversal. I am worried about what impact this will have on the expected cut-offs this year. I am sure after the excessive intake of students last year, there will be a strict limit on the seats this year if the three-year programme gets implemented,” commented Kavvya Juneja.

A minor group of applicants who had applied for courses like Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) are anxious to know the fate of these courses.

“Are we going to study BJMC now or the earlier course? Will an entrance exam be held for the same or will the admissions be decided on merit?” questioned a couple of applicants who had applied for this course.

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