Delhi University colleges and courses are talk of the town throughout the year but things become more intense during the admission season for obvious reasons. Here we list five of the most famous courses provided by the university. While some require a specific background in class 12, others don't. Read on make your mind regarding which course to take up.
There is a reason why Delhi University is considered to be India's best university. It not only boasts off a brilliant faculty but also provides hundreds of courses for students to choose from. There is a course for everyone no matter how varied their interests are.
However, of all these courses there are certain which have been in high demand for decades now. These programs see lakhs of aspirants every year lining up to get admissions despite sky-high cut offs. Here we discuss 5 of them:
1. English Honors:
Through the years, English honours has been one course which has gained immense interest among the students. The course requires them to read and analyze not only writers like Shakespeare but also ancient Indian authors. DU has scraped off the entrance test (CJET) and admission to this course happens through cut-off system itself now.
Career options: Students usually go into journalism, teaching or research after graduating with English honors.
Top Colleges For English Literature 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
2. Political Science Honors:
If you spend a lot of your time discussing governance with your peers and are interested in the constitution and law of the nation, political science will be a well suited course for you. Political science is highly popular among students while applying for Delhi University. 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.
Career options: Political advisor, NGO, Civil Service, etc. Some other fields are teaching, journalism and social research. Alternatively, students also go for Masters in Political Science or International Relations.
Top Colleges For Political Science in DU: Lady Sri Ram, Hindu, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram College, Jesus & Mary College, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateswara College
3. Economics Honors
Economics honours is another sought after course at Delhi University. If you like playing with numbers and analyzing financial theories, this could be a perfect course for you. An economist plays a great role in the development of a nation and hence the perks of pursuing this course go beyond the monetary benefits.
Career options: Economics graduates can work with government enterprises, private firms, public undertakings, finance sector, banking firms and business journals who are constantly looking for economics experts.
Top Colleges For Economic Honours in DU: Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu, Hansraj, St. Stephens, LSR, JMC, KMC, Miranda Houseand Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
4. B.Com Honors
Another course which attracts math geeks is B.Com honours which is famous for its ever rising cut-offs every year. A B.Com student has to study subjects like: Finance Accounting, Business Statistics, Micro Economics, Business Law, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax etc.
Career options: A B.Com graduate can work 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.
Top Colleges For B.Com Honours in DU: SRCC, LSR, Hindu, Hansraj, Kirori Mal College, Venkateswara College and Indraprastha College for Women.
5. Psychology Honors
You should take up psychology honours if you want to learn about the working of human mind.
BA (Psychology) course involves study of mind processes, motives, reactions, feelings, conflict resolution, crisis management, groupthink, motivation and nature of the mind. In Delhi University, there are three options for students to choose from:
BA (Hons.) Psychology. More details are provided here: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/Syllabus_2015/B.A.%20Hons.%20Psychology.pdf
BA (Hons.) Applied Psychology. More details are provided here:
Psychology paper in BA (Programme). More details are provided here:
In BA programme, psychology is just a paper amongst many others.
Career options: Students can work as child psychologist, clinical psychologist, Counsellor, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, industrial psychologist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, social Psychologist, social worker and sports psychologist etc.
Top Colleges For Psychology Honours in DU: Lady Shri Ram College for Women (Basic Psychology), BR Ambedkar College (Applied Psychology), Daulat Ram College (Basic Psychology), Gargi College (Applied Psychology), IP College for Women (Basic Psychology), Kamla Nehru College (Basic Psychology), Sri Aurobindo (Evening) College (Applied Psychology), Keshav Mahavidyalaya (Basic Psychology), Jesus and Mary College (Basic Psychology)
6. Journalism Honors
Journalism honours is an exclusive course provided only by 6 Delhi University colleges. The course requires students to understand and manifest various aspects of journalism, documentary making and radio projects. From shooting to editing, everything is part of the curriculum and students get an exposure like none other. Out of these six colleges, Indraprastha College for Women has the distinction of being the only college in India to provide BMMMC (bachelors of Mass Media and Mass Communication) course.
Career options: A Journalism graduate can go on to become a reporter, writer or a researcher. A lot of students also opt to do higher studies in movie making and script writing.
Top Colleges For Journalism Honours 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.