After the online registration process for admission to the undergraduate programme in Delhi University (DU) ended on June 13, candidates eyeing admission to the Psychology (honours) course found themselves facing a daunting task, as each of them will compete with 220 others to grab on of the 323 seats on offer at the seven DU colleges.
Earlier, the DU had extended the deadline for online registration for the undergraduate courses. It had given a window for the online registration for UG courses on the official portal of DU.
According to a Times of India report, Mathematics (honours) candidates have a slightly better chance, with 81 competing for every of the 926 seats. These figures hint at the cut-off marks remaining fairly high this year.
The Delhi University received a total 2, 21,309 applications for the 56,000 seats available in its colleges. Last year, the number of applications (both online and offline) received by DU had crossed 3.4 lakh.
As of yesterday evening, much-preferred courses among the lot this time were BA (Hons) English with 1,24,220 registrations, 1,04,975 for BCom, 1,34,847 for BA and 95,497 for BA (Hons) Political Science.
Delhi University has also started the process of online registration for the postgraduate courses, MPhil and PhD in the evening. The PG, MPhil and PhD registration process will go on until June 22.
Meanwhile, the Delhi University is also expected to start a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ that will offer a five-year integrated degree, from this academic session.
Admission to the course will be based on cutoffs and application forms will be released soon. Some papers will be in data journalism, investigative journalism, foreign languages and regional languages. Thirty students will be admitted this year.
Notably, the students pursuing the five-year integrated degree will have the option to exit after three years with an undergraduate degree in Journalism.
Presently, six Delhi University colleges offer Journalism at the undergraduate level – Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College, and The Institute of Home Economics.