University of Delhi is famous for its gargantuan campus, beautiful historical buildings, hugely popular courses, massive placements and sky-high cut-offs. Every year, around 2.5 lakh students apply for over 54,000 seats in a total 70 colleges of the University. With the declaration of 12th board results,every year,comes a storm of questions confusing the young minds. Questions regarding what course to choose,which college to join etc. This is so particularly with the high percent seekers having a large option of colleges and courses to choose from. Although, the University offers a lot of courses, there are some courses that are very popular among students. This popularity leads to a high competition and ultimately to a higher cut-off. If you are too ,the one confused, this article would definitely prove handy for you. Here is a list of five most popular and prestigious courses provided by the University.
Shakespeare,Shaw,Dickens,Eliot : If you are familiar with these figures and describe the characters created by them in their respective fictions , almost as if you have met them, you are perfectly suited for a degree in English Literature. A wide range of colleges of D.U. provide a degree in B.A.(H) English. It has been one of the most sought after courses in the university since the past 5 years. It is not just a course but a journey through one’s own life as well as through the lives of people and times of many eras. It provides a greater opportunity to discover oneself and thus proves to be a boon ,especially ,for those who are yet not sure of their career. A student of literature has to basically understand the implied meaning of literature and deal largely with the ways in which it could be interpreted. Unlike other courses , this course doesn’t require a 30 days pre-examination preparation. Few hours of study in the library or self-study,thorough reading and a small amount of research work on a regular basis is what it needs.
Career : This course provides a plethora of opportunities for its graduates. Common career avenues for literature graduates include teaching, writing, journalism,mass communication, publishing, research and translation. There is also an overwhelming demand for literature graduates in digital marketing fields today.
Best Colleges in DU : Jesus & Mary College, LSR, Hindu, St. Stephens, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House and Sri Venkateswara College.
Previous Year Cut-Off : Heighest-97%,Lowest-87%
Economics Honours is another sought out course at Delhi University. If you like playing with numbers and analyzing financial theories, a degree in Economics would be perfect for you. It is like a playground for the students who love to analyse data and understand the pattern hidden in them. Economists have a great contribution towards development of an organization as well as a complete nation and therefore the perks of this course goes beyond monetary benefits. A graduation student of Economics has to deal with several subjects like Mathematics, statistics, Micro-Macro Economics, economic policy, etc.
Career : There are many career avenues open for economics graduates like government enterprises, private firms, public undertakings, finance sector, banking firms and business journals that are constantly looking for economics experts. With the advancement of global economics, the horizons for economics graduates have widened by many folds. If Corporate Law is your area of passion, then it is not too late. If you have an economics degree you can go for LLB. Financial or Investment analysis,Economic journalism are other job profiles. There are various job positions open up after an Economics (H) degree, in the government sector too. The Indian Economic Services, the Reserve Bank of India and PSU’s offer jobs with social prestige and a brilliant start to your career.
Best Colleges in DU : Shri Ram Best Colleges in DU : Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu, Hansraj, St. Stephens, LSR, JMC, KMC, Miranda House and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
Previous year Cut-Off : Heighest-98%,Lowest-91%
Another course which attracts students ,especially math geeks, is B.Com(Hons) which is famous for its ever rising cut-offs every year. A student of B.Com has to gather expertise in the following areas: Finance Accounting, Business Statistics, Micro Economics, Business Law, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax etc. The top Delhi University colleges have renowned faculty members with great expertise in the field. The colleges also bring in visiting faculties from around the world to share their knowledge with the students.
Career : After graduation, the student can opt for any private or government institution as an expert in any of the above mentioned streams of commerce. They can also work as accounts or management executives. Many B.Com graduates opt for pursuing a career in auditing or banking. Commonly chosen academic path after B.com is M.Com or MBA.
Best Colleges in DU : SRCC, LSR, Hindu College, Hansraj College, Kirori Mal College, Venkateswara College and Indraprastha College.
Previous year Cut-Off : Heighest-98%,Lowest-85%
Political Science (Hons)
Do you spend most of the times discussing the national policies and policy makers. Do you know the difference between “Communism” and “Communalism”, between “Democracy and Republic”? If your answer is yes then you can be well suited for this course. The political science is mostly a theory course that introduces you to the political setup of various countries in the world. As a student of Political science, you have study subjects like Schools of political thought, classical political philosophy, international relations, diplomacy, etc. Though, a major part of this course deals with the Indian political thought, the student is given exposure to to the western political thought also. Deep understanding of policy making is very useful in this career.
Career : Although, there are not many direct career options for political science graduates, some of the common ones include political advisor, NGO, Civil Service, etc. Some other fields are teaching, journalism and social research. Preferred academic choice after graduation in political science is Masters in Political Science or International Relations. Interested students can go for Masters in International Relations from JNU which is the most prestigious institution in India providing the course.
Best Colleges in DU : LSR, Hindu, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram College, Jesus & Mary College, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateswara College.
Previous year Cut-Off : Heighest-96%,Lowest-84%
Journalism Honours is one of the most exclusive course provided by only six colleges at the university. The course requires student to understand and manifest various aspects of journalism,documentary making and radio projects. From shooting o editing everything is a part of the curriculcum and students get an exposure that they can get no where else. Out of these six colleges, Indraprastha College for Women has the distinction of being the only college in India to provide BMMC ( Bachelors of Mass Media and Mass Communication) course/.
Career : A journalism graduate can go on to become a reporter,a writer or a researcher. A lot of students opt for higher studies in areas like film making and script writing.
Best colleges in DU : Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, IP College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamala Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Maharaja Agrasen College.
Previous year Cut-Off : Heighest-97%,Lowest-90%
Though these are the most sought out courses but a student should always allow his interest and inner instinct to direct the choice of particular course and should not blindly go after the crowd.
By: GAURAV PRATEEK