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Source: Times of India, New Delhi
 
Q. I got 94% (English Top 3) in Class XII Boards (CBSE). I wish to pursue BCom (H) from SRCC, Delhi. I am not very sure of the cut-offs there. Is it high? With my marks do I have a chance? Or, can I make it in the second or third list at least? Plus is it true that they have increased their seats this year? 
Answer. Every year the cut-offs depend on the results and the seats available. Last year the first list closed at 94.5% and fortunately the second list also came out, which closed at 94%. So with your 94% you do have a good chance to make it to the college. The total seats in the college are 551 including Eco(H) and B.Com(H) and reserved categories. | AMRITA DWIVEDI | EXPERT
 
Q. Recently I read in the newspaper that LSR will conduct entrance tests for English (hons). Will it be CATE or a separate exam? 
Answer. CATE is the centralised test which will be conducted by 12 colleges of Delhi University. The test is on June 17. This test is only conducted by 12 colleges and for the rest you can apply on the basis of merit | AKANSHA ARORA | EXPERT
 
Q. Hi, could some one tell me, is it necessary to collect the forms from all the colleges for first year, or is there any option on the 
net to fill in the application form?   
Answer. No, you need not go and collect forms of individual colleges. You can fill up the centralised form for all the colleges and all the courses except those which have the entrance test.And you cannot fill the DU form on the net, there is no such option. 
 
Q: What’s the difference between Eco (H) BCOM (H) and BBE?  
Answer: In terms of their respective syllabus, go to www.du.ac.in where syllabi of all courses are listed. In a broader sense, Economics Honours is a course entirely focused on the study of Economics. B.Com is based more on commerce and industry, though it does include Economics as well. As for BBE, it entails economic applications to business practices. 
 
Q: In XII I got 72.5 (including maths eng b/s eco) n 79.5 (including b/s eng eco a/c). I want to do b.com(hnrs) or eco(hnrs). Can I get admission in good college? I belong to OBC group.  
Answer: Ya, you stand a good chance of getting into a nice college, but wait for the third or fourth cut of list. 
 
Q: Hi, I have got 86.6% in five subjects (PCM, English and engineering drawing). Since physics has spoilt my percentage, can I include engineering drawing in the best of four? Does Delhi University consider 'best of four' for its courses? I've got 90.75% in the best of four. 
Answer: Only PCM marks are counted for science courses, so you can't ignore the marks of physics. KIRTIVARDHAN MISHRA | EXPERT
 
Q: I have got compartment in accounts. I have 69.25 % in best of four. Can I get admission in DU in regular courses? What are the requirements while filling the admission form? 
Answer: You can get provisional admission. However you need to pass in your accounts re-examination & intimate the same to the college to get final admission. ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT
 
Q:  I've got only 46% in my CBSE examination. Can you please tell me what should I do now? I am feeling very low. 
Answer: Hi friend, do not feel bogged down because of the marks you have scored. There are other options available too. If you are interested in languages, then you can go for language courses offered by the Faculty of Arts, DU. The minimum requirement is 45% and entrance test. You can also pursue the course of your choice from IGNOU. PRAGYA SRIVASTAVA | EXPERT
 
Q:  Is 15th June also the last date to apply for hostels in the colleges of DU? 
Answer: Yes, 15th June is also the last date to apply for hostels. ANKITA ARORA | EXPERT
 
Q: Is it true that from this year admission to Maths (Hons) is on the basis of aggregate and not on the basis of PCM? 
Answer: No, admission to Maths (Hons) will be on the basis of PCM for science students. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT
 
Q: In the common admission form, can I apply for as many courses as I want? Can I apply for BCom (Hons), Economics (Hons) and English (Hons) using one form? 
Answer: Yes, you can do that. You can apply in as many course as you want through one form. | ANKITA ARORA | EXPERT
 
Q: I am currently pursuing Economics (Hons) and have given my 1st year exams this year. Can you please tell me the procedure for migrating to another college? 
Answer: Migration generally happens with the consent of the colleges. Permission from your current college and the college where you want to migrate is required. Moreover, it also depends on your percentage in first year. | RAVNEET KAUR | EXPERT
 
Q. I have already submitted my form. Can I submit a second form? 
Answer: You can submit more than one form. / Ishneet Chawla / Expert
 
Q: I have secured 83.25% in class XII and now I am preparing for CA entrance test? Can I pursue BCom (H) or BCom regular with CA? 
Answer: No, you cannot pursue regular graduation degree with CA as it is not allowed. But you can pursue BCom (H) from correspondence with regular CA. / Smriti Anand / Expert
 
Q: Hi, I’m really confused. Can I do MTech after BSc? 
Answer: No, but you can opt for MSc. / Abhishek Mahipal / Expert
 
Q: I have scored 58.2% in Boards. Can I pursue a course in foreign language from DU? If yes, which are the colleges where I should apply?
Answer: In case, you wish to apply for a degree then you should contact the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies. But if you wish to pursue a diploma then you can contact any college. Many of them offer short-time diploma courses in foreign languages. / Smriti Anand / Expert
 

Q: I want to pursue economics (hons) from St Stephen’s. How should I prepare myself for the interview? I have a science background. What if they start questioning me about economics? 

Answer: For the interview, go through newspapers and keep an eye on current affairs. Moreover, basics of economics should be enough. You need to be confident, as they would ask what a student of science stream is expected to know about economics. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: My brother has just cleared class XII with 66% marks and now he wants to take admission in a good college in DU in commerce stream or BBA. But he hasn't filled the form. Now, I really don’t know what to do 

Answer: For BBA/BBS, the last date for filling forms has passed. For BCom and other courses, fill up the common admission form of DU which is available till June 15. You can also fill up the form of BBE. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

 

Q: I am from commerce stream and have secured 92.5% in best of four, including environmental education in ISC exams and 91.75% if I exclude environmental education. Which one would be considered in DU and what are the colleges where I can get admission in BCom (hons) or economics (hons)? 

Answer: Most colleges don't consider environmental education in the best of four. However, it will be better for you to check with the respective colleges. Also, go to the course eligibility calculator on admission.itimes.com to get an idea of all potential colleges you can get through as cutoffs for the courses you are considering are usually very high in top colleges. | DIVYA SACHDEV | EXPERT

 

 

Q: German, Italian, Spanish and French. Kindly say which are the colleges that provide these courses? Also tell me what can I do after completing this course? 

Answer: Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, North Campus, Department of East Asian Studies, North Campus and Department of Slavonic and Fenno-Ugrian Studies offer these course. The cut-offs for these courses are not too high (usually 50% and above) but there is an entrance exam that needs to be cleared. You would have to find the details from the respective institutes. After completion of the course, one can work in an embassy as a translator or go into content writing and PR. | DIVYA SACHDEV | EXPERT

 

Q: I have got 84% in my boards (commerce stream). I have heard that one can can pursue BA (Hons) in 2 What is minimum cut-off to pursue Microbiology (Hons) and which are the colleges offering it? 

Answer: From last year's cut-off, we know it ranges between 70% and 80%. The colleges that offer this course are Gargi, Institute of Home Economics, Ram Lal Anand and Swami Shraddhanand. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

Q: I want to do English (Hons) from DU. I heard that some colleges are conducting CATE for the selection of students. From where can I get the application form for this test and what is the last date? 

Answer: You can obtain the forms for CATE from room no. 62, English department of Arts Faculty, North Campus. The last date for submission is 15th June. The test is on 17th June. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

 

Q: I want to pursue Economics (Hons) and have an aggregate of 92.75%. I am from a science background and I didn’t have economics as a subject in 10+2. Which are the colleges that will suit me? 

Answer: You can easily get admission in good colleges of Delhi University. For Economics (Hons), maths is compulsory till 12th. Since you are a science student, for you cut-off will be different as compared to the general cut-off. You may face a little bit of problem initially and may have to study economics of 11th and 12th standard. But if you are good in maths, you will manage. | AKANSHA ARORA | EXPERT

 

Q: Does Delhi University offer BSc in biotechnology? If I take admission in Biochemistry (Hons), will I be able to get admission in MSc in biotechnology after graduation? 

Answer: DU does not offer biotechnology at bachelors level. But if you pursue Biochemistry (Hons), at masters level you can opt for MSc in biotechnology. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

Q: What are other subjects in Psychology (Hons) besides psychology and English? Are there any other courses in which one can opt for psychology? 

Answer: Mainly the thrust area of your study would be psychology. But you may study a qualifying, concurrent and interdisciplinary paper in your first year. For rest of the syllabus and course structure, kindly contact the college where you wish to take admission. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

 

Q: Does DU offer any course in Bio-technology (Hons)? If I get admission in Bio-chemistry (Hons), will I be able to pursue MSc in Bio-technology later? 

Answer: Delhi University does not offer bio-technology at the bachelors level. But you can pursue Bio-chemistry (Hons) and then go for MSc in bio-technology. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

Q: I had humanities in class XII and now I want to pursue History (Hons). My best of four is 92%. Which are the top colleges for humanities in DU? If I take History (Hons), will I only study the history of modern India? 

Answer: For History (Hons), St Stephen’s, Hindu and LSR are the most preferred colleges. In the 1st year, you have to study history of ancient India. Curriculum of 2nd year comprises history of medieval India and rise of modern West. In the 3rd year, you will get to study about modern India, modern world and China or Japan. | PRAGYA SRIVASTAVA | EXPERT

Q: After the cut-off list is out, will my name appear in the list given by the colleges?

Answer: No, your name will not be displayed. Only the best of four percentage will be mentioned. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

 

Q: Are Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) and BA in journalism same or different courses? And if they are different, can I apply for both as I am from science stream? 

Answer: The two courses are different to the extent of their names. BMMMC covers all modes of mass communication and is a broad-based course. On the other hand, journalism does not focus as deeply into all the multiple forms of communication media, etc. You can go ahead and apply for both. | DIVYA SACHDEV | EXPERT

Q: Students who have studied PCM in Class XII will be given 5% additional weightage in admissions for Comp. Sc (Hons). What does this actually mean? If the first cut-off list for some college is, say 91%, and my percentage in PCM is 87, am I eligible for admission in that case? 

Answer: It means if your percentage is 87 in PCM and if you are given a 5% relaxation by a particular college, your percentage will be considered as 92%. And yes, you can get through that college in the first list. | AKANSHA ARORA | 

Q: It has been advised that apart from filling one common form, separate forms for different colleges should also be filled in. Please advise me, if doing so would be of some benefit? 

Answer: If you are filling the common pre-admission form, then you don’t need to fill individual forms of different colleges. However, if you wish to apply for St Stephen’s College or Jesus and Mary College, then you should apply there through separate forms as they don’t accept the centralised form. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

 

 

Q: I want to pursue economics (hons) from St Stephen’s. How should I prepare myself for the interview? I have a science background. What if they start questioning me about economics? 

Answer: For the interview, go through newspapers and keep an eye on current affairs. Moreover, basics of economics should be enough. You need to be confident, as they would ask what a student of science stream is expected to know about economics. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: My brother has just cleared class 12th with 66% marks and now he wants to take admission in a good college in DU in commerce stream or BBA. But he hasn't filled the form. Now, I really don’t know what to do  

Answer: For BBA/BBS, the last date for filling the forms have passed. For BCom and other courses, fill up the common admission form of DU which is available till June 15. You can also fill up the form of BBE. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: I am from commerce stream and have secured 92.5% in best of four, including environmental education in ISC exams and 91.75% if I exclude environmental education. Which one would be considered in DU and what are the colleges where I can get admission in BCom (hons) or economics (hons)? 

Answer: Most colleges don't consider environmental education in the best of four. However it will be better for you to check with the respective colleges. Also, go to the course eligibility calculator on admission.itimes.com to get an idea of all potential colleges you can get through as cut offs for the courses you are considering are usually very high in top colleges. | DIVYA SACHDEV | EXPERT

 

Q: What is the scope of BBE? 
Answer: It is a professional course with a vast scope. You can do MBE, MBA, MA (Economics), etc, after BBE. 
 
Q: Do students who had Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Class XII get a 5% additional weightage in admission to Comp. Sc(H)? If first cutoff list in some college is 91% for the course, then will I be eligible for admission? 
Answer: If your percentage is 87 (PCM) and you get a 5 per cent relaxation, then your percentage will be considered 92%.  -Akansha Arora

Q: Tell me about the prospects of BSc maths, physics and chemistry as I am good at all of these but don’t know which one to take up.

Answer: If you have interest in maths, you can also go for computer sc (Hons), statistics (Hons). Secondly, you can opt for the course that interests you the most. The prospects after mathematics are: axturial science (insurance), banking, finance & investment, civil aviation, computer science, artificial intelligence, software engineering, defence services etc. Prospects after physics are: applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, civil aviation, defence services and teaching. Finally, the prospects after chemistry are: biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, forensic sciences, genetics, hospital management, medical, neuroscience, etc. | SMRITI ANAND | EXPERT

Q: I want to pursue courses in criminology or forensic science. Please inform me about the colleges offering the graduate and postgraduate courses. Also what is the duration of the course? 

Answer: Colleges which offer undergraduate & postgraduate courses in criminology are: Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science in Delhi, Punjab University in Chandigarh, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, University of Madras, Chennai, Utkal University inBhubaneswar, University of Jammu in Jammu Tawi, University of Lucknow. Duration of the course is 2-3 years. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: I want to know if DU offers a course in Mass Com and how I should take admission in it. 

Answer: The course is offered in IP College For Women. The admission is through a entrance test which will be conducted on June 20. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

 

Q: If I make it through, say to the 4th college of my preference, in the first cut-off list and not make it through to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference colleges, should I take admission or should I wait till the 2nd cut-off list comes out? 

Answer: After the first cut-off list, please take admission in whichever college you are getting through, irrespective of the preferences. In subsequent cut-offs you can shift to another college you are getting into. The whole fees will be refunded by the first cut-off college with nominal processing charges. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: If I don’t turn up for the ECA trials, will my admission be cancelled in the general category even if I satisfy the cut-off list released before the date of trials? 

Answer: No, your admission will not be cancelled. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: How will the results of CATE exam affect the admission procedure in a college — i.e. on what basis will the student be selected for English (Hons) after the results of CATE are out? Will there be any ranks for this entrance test as well? 

Answer: Yes, there will be ranks. CATE score, along with your class XII marks, will decide your seat in a college. | AMRITA DWIVEDI | EXPERT

 

 

Q: What is the meaning of non-collegiate?

Answer: It is a mode of education offered by DU for female candidates. The classes are conducted on weekends at a few colleges of the varsity. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

Q: I have been offered BPharma in Banasthali. What will be my job prospects after pursuing this course? Moreover, which one is a better course among BTech, Biotech and BPharma?  

Answer: It completely depends on your aptitude and interests as they have a different syllabi. All the three courses are good and have many job prospects. | KUNAL AJMERA | EXPERT

Q: I have applied at Kirori Mal, Ramjas, Hans Raj and Hindu. What are my chances of getting admission in these colleges through ECA quota? | RAJAT GUPTA

Answer: It will depend upon the level of competition you face in the trials, your past achievements and best of four aggregate. | ABHISHEK MAHIPAL | EXPERT

 

 

 

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