Registrations at Delhi University have started and with it will start the mad rush to get admission into the much-glorified DU colleges. However, like every year there will be students who will not succeed to get through the sky-high cut-offs or tough entrances. It might look like the end of the world, but it really isn't.
We know you have dreamt of getting admission in a Delhi University college since your school days which ended, well, not too long back. The college life, the campus rush, the fests, quality education and brand DU are just some of the reasons which make it desirable for students across the world.
But to give a reality check, DU cannot accommodate every student who applies for admission and it is for the same reason that it maintains its exclusivity. So, every year there are thousands of heartbroken students who end up disappointed to see their fellow classmates getting through Delhi University while failing themselves.
To start with, we would say that no university can decide your self-worth and no two extremes of a cut-off can measure your talent.
Now that we are done with our bit of motivation of the day, here are practical reasons why Delhi University is not the end of life and why a private university would be just as good for your academic career.
Market-Friendly Courses At Private Universities
A lot of private universities are introducing company-specific courses where they tie with organisations to include skills they demand, in their curriculum. This sharpens the student's technical skills and makes it easier for them to get placed because of their suitability since the demand and supply comes straight from the industry. This can be a great way to understand a company's working while being in the college. You can use this knowledge later in your career and let it act as your USP.
Collaborations With Foreign Colleges
Foreign collaborations are a great way to get exposure at a private institution, something which DU cannot flaunt as yet. These collaborations work in two ways: One is sending the student to abroad and ensuring great learning on a low cost. Other is inviting teachers from universities to India to share their knowledge with the students. These collaborations not only allow students to broaden their understanding of global communities but also experience different cultures, lifestyles, and languages. It has now become a practice for private institutions to rope in people from foreign institutions to further their cause. The students who study abroad not only gain a formal education but also gain knowledge and experiences that cannot be taught in college alone. It is advantageous for them in the longer run while choosing and walking on their chosen career path.
Customisation Of Degrees
Now this is something you cannot think about happening in Delhi University. The courses in DU are defined and have been the same way for years. The luxury of customizing your degree is something you get only in private institutions. So what's there to not be cheerful about? With this innovative step taken by private universities it is now possible for an MBA student to study a subject part of engineering. Apart from this, the courses are set and changed according to the trends around the world.
Now if any of your seniors or relatives have studied in Delhi University, you must be knowing about the unimpressive infrastructure of the colleges. Besides a select few colleges, DU institutions are small for the number of students they admit and students have to sit in small and packed classes which only have fans to save them from scorching Delhi heat. Private institutions on the other hand, have a good infrastructure and buildings so that students can study in convenience and do not have to worry about anything except their academics.
Toned Down Students Politics
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) vs Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) politics and fights make headlines in papers almost every second day. In a private institution you will be spared the extreme students politics and the violence and other damages attached with it. There have been so many instances of classes being cancelled for days and more serious ones like molestation of female students which makes things challenging for students who come to college only to study.
Wide Range Of Courses
While Delhi University does provide an array of courses for students to choose from, it is always better to go for a specific professional course you have in mind, rather than entering DU just for the sake of it. For example, if you want to make a career in aviation sector, joining DU will do you no good. While there are so many private universities which can serve this purpose. This also includes courses like distance education and cloud education which offer flexibility to students and working professionals who are looking to complete their degree.
If you have applied to Delhi University but do not have a percentage good enough to get through a good college, remind yourself these reasons and cheer up. DU is a very good place to be at after college but there are downsides to everything and the university is no exception to the rule. You should keep looking for good options and focus on what is in your control.