As per the latest admission data, Humanities courses attracted the major number of applicants. In this BA English drawn the maximum no. of applications.
New Delhi, Jun 24: Now everywhere we can see the rush of entrance exams and admissions. The trends in education are constantly changing. Last decade witnessed the favor of science and engineering, especially computer studies.
But the latest data of Delhi University differs from these previous reports. This year is the ‘year of Humanities’.
The registration process for DU, that culminated on June 22, saw a total of 3,67,895 registrations on the university’s portal, of whom 2,58,388 candidates actually proceeded and made payment.
As per the DU admission website’s data, The BA(Hons) English course saw the maximum number of applications at 1,42,979, followed by BA(Hons) Political Science at 1,30,240 and BA Programme at 1,25,519.
The BA (Hons) Economics was the 4th most popular course with 1,24,538 applications. The changed criteria for BA(Hons) Economics had come in for criticism from candidates. Along with this, the BA (Hons) History emerged the 5th most popular course, drawing 1,20,590 applications. The other courses that were among the top 10 were BA(Hons) Psychology, BA(Hons) Journalism, BA(Hons) Sociology and BA(Hons) Geography.
Till last year, if a student had 50% in Mathematics, he could apply for BA (Hons) in Economics, but this year it had been made mandatory for ‘Best of Four’, which means it had to be part of the top four subjects, aggregate of which will be considered for admission.
However, the Delhi High Court had intervened and directed that the varsity follow last year’s criteria.
The B.Com was the 10th popular course and received 106549 applications and was the only non-humanities course among the list.