The University of Delhi has closed the online registration for UG courses on June 22, 2019. It has received 2.58 lakh applications for 62,000 seats, which is less compared to 2.78 lakh applications last year for 56,000 seats. Of these many applications, 1.28 lakh applicants are boys while 1.29 lakh applicants are girls.
This year, various BA programme are included in the top 10 popular course choice amongst the students. BA English Hons is the number one choice as it received a total of 142970 number of applicants received. A second popular choice is B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, as a total of 125519 number of applicants applied for this course.
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Last year too, English programme received the maximum number of applications 1,26,327, thereby making it a highly contended seat, with 55 students competing for each seat. Out of DU’s 63 colleges, 48 offer the subject.
For B.A. Programme, a total number of 125519 applicants applied, 124538 total applicants for B.A. (Hons.) Economics, 120590 for BA (Hons) History, 112312 for B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, 112233 for B.A. (Hons.) Journalism, 111933 for B.A. (Hons.) Sociology, 110102 for B.A. (Hons.) Geography, 106549 for BCom.
The BA (Hons) Economics was the fourth most popular course, however, the changed criteria for BA (Hons) Economics came in for criticism from candidates. Till last year, if a student had 50 per cent in Mathematics, he/she could apply for BA (Hons) in Economics, but this year it had been made mandatory for ‘Best of Four’, which meant 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.
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