After counting the number of applications received by Delhi University for different subject, it turns out that English (Hons) is this year's most preferred subject. Last year, Science subject were found to be the most preferred subjects for students applying to Delhi University. With DU admission process already on the roll, maximum number of applications received are for English (Hons), followed by BA Programme and Political Science.
Seeing the response by students to English (Hons), teachers feel that the cut off for the same should be increased as they believe that the number of applications received is perhaps due to lower cut offs set for the admission. Du received close to 1,55,896 applications for the 54,000 seats in 61 DU colleges. Out of these, number of applications by general candidates are 1,05,284. The rest are from the reserved category.
The highest cut off set for English last year, was by Lady Shri Ram College for Women at 98.25% And the lowest percentage was by Bharati College at 90%.
Moreover, another change seen in the stats from last year is that Bachelor of Science can no longer be seen among the list of the top five most applied courses. Last year, BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Mathematics was in the top five most applied courses.
Courses like BSc (Hons) in Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Anthropology, Biological Science, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Mathematical Science, Physical Science and Life Science are offered by DU in the science stream. With BCom and BA (Hons) as the most sought after courses, DU received 71,505 BCom applications Economics received 63,264 applications last year.
Since the last date of online application is June 19 and is still far, there is a possibility that these lists can be changed.