Those struggling to get admission in Delhi University can take heart. The varsity has decided to introduce as many as 25 new courses in various colleges this academic session.
For the first time, the University has introduced Forensic Science (H) for students. The course will be offered in SGTB Khalsa College.
The new courses will allow roughly 2,000 students to apply via the varsity’s admissions process.
According to officials, more than 30 colleges gave the final nod in February to start these courses from the new academic session.
For instance, St Stephens’ will introduce Political Science (H) this year, while Gargi College will be taking in students for Maths (H).
Colleges like Bhagini Nivedita, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Aryabhatta College will offer History (H) from this year.
“This is great news. There has always been crunch of seats in DU. Now, we have a better chance at securing seats,” said Jyoti Sehgal, one of the aspirants.
The admission season will start from May 25 and the first cut-off list will be out on June 22.
This year, the University is considering making the entire admissions process online. The University had constituted a 24-member committee, comprising deans from the faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals, and members of the executive and academic councils to formulate an admissions policy, which will be out by next month.
The panel will submit its final recommendations to the vice-chancellor, who will then take the call on the admission policy for the session.
DU admits 54,000 undergraduate students every year. Last year, the varsity tried to take the process online, but due to parents’ rising concerns regarding the feasibility of the method, admissions continued offline.