After CBSE class 12th result, college admission season heats up. Delhi University ( DU ) offer many different courses in all the streams to choose from. Some of the students are sure of which college and course they want to choose but still there are a large number of students who are not confident of what they want to do and which course is beneficial for them. While applying to as many colleges and courses is safe but as the cut off can’t be predicted, each one should know what the course is all about, its syllabus, eligibility and career prospects. As choosing the right course will happen in the further studies and the corporate world.
Following are the popular Delhi University ( DU ) courses to offer:
1) B. Com (Hons)
Eligibility : 10+2 in commerce stream.
Course duration: 3 Years
Course details: Financial Accounting, Micro Economics (I), Business Statistics, Business Law, Corporate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Macro Economics, Indian Economics and Corporate Tax Planning.
Career prospects: After completing your graduation a student can join any private or government organization as a specialist in any of commerce stream such as economics, accountancy or work as management executive, accounts executive, junior accountant or pursue a career in auditing or banking. After completion of B.Com one should go for MBA or M.Com.
Career options: Investment banker, forensic accounting, banking, insurance, taxation, capital market, stock broker, chartered accountancy, financial analyst, and company secretary.
Colleges offering this course: SRCC, LSR, Hindu, Hansraj, Kirori Mal College, Venkateswara College, JMC, Daulat Ram, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Indraprastha College.
2) Economics Hons
Eligibility: 10 +2
Course duration: 3 Yrs
Course overview: Principal of Economics, Mathemetical Method for Eco, Statistical Method for Eco, micro economics, macro economics, public finance, economic policy and Maths.
Career prospects and career options: Specialize in economics open employment options. Government enterprises, public undertakings, banks, finance and investment firms, business journals and newspapers and the private sector give up many avenues of employment. Who want to join government service The Indian Economics Services are also an excellent option open to them. Economists will find many more opportunities to utilise their educational qualifications.
Colleges offering this course: Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu, Hansraj, St. Stephens,LSR, JMC, KMC, Miranda House, College of Vocational Studies, Daulat Ram College, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
3) English Literature
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2, some colleges hold entrance tests.
Course overview: A range of literature from classics to modern novels and poetry. Understanding their implied meanings is part important. Similes, metaphors and interpretations will be part of the course.
Job profile: Journalist, scriptwriter, English teacher, storyteller, freelance writer.
Job opportunities: There are number of jobs such as teaching, publishing, journalism, writing, advertising, research or translation. Becoming a scriptwriter or author is another possibility.You can become an English teacher or join the KPO and BPO industry.
Colleges offering this course: 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.
Duration: 3 year
Eligibility: 10+2 in science stream.
Course overview:A combination of theory and practicals, you will study ecology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology and taxonomy.
Job opportunities: Some positions include that of ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester or plant explorer. A person with an inclination towards mathematics can opt for the field of biophysics, developmental botany, genetics or systems ecology. An interest in chemistry can provide you with the opportunity to become a plant biochemist, molecular biologist or plant physiologist. Biotechnology is a promising field to enter as well. One can also work in the field of Botanical Survey, Farm Management, eco-botany, floricultre/ horticulture, biotechnology.
Colleges offering this course: Acharya Narendra Dev College, Daulat Ram College, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College Kirori Mal College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House College, Ramjas College, Sri Venkateswara College.
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2 in science stream . Some hold entrance exams but depends from college to college.
Course overview: Study the whole arena of animals from behaviour to health and well-being of the animal. Practicals make you familiar with lab equipment, research techniques and computers.
Job opportunities: You can work as a research zoologist, conducting experiments on specific animals. Other opportunities include government, environmental consulting firms and conservation groups.
Colleges offering this course: Acharya Narendra Dev College, Daulat Ram College, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College, Kirori Mal College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House College, Ramjas College and Sri Venkateswara College.
6) Political Science (Hons)
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2 in Arts stream.
Course overview: Theory is a major part of the course. You will have in-depth study into classical political philosophy, positivism, structuralism, poststructuralism, behaviouralism, realism and institutionalism. You will study about Indian political thought, western political thought, public administration, Indian Foreign Policy, United Nation, etc.
Job opportunities: Political scientists can work as advisors to politicians or political parties. Working in government organisations or as a civil servant is a preferred choice. Some work in NGOs or political movements. Teaching, journalism, researchers are some other fields for students with a background in Political Science.
Colleges offering this course: LSR, Hindu, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram College, Jesus & Mary College, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateswara College.
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2 in arts, cut off percentages vary from college to college.
Course overview: The course is a combination of theory and practical. The range of subjects includes general psychology, statistics, systems, abnormal psychology and physiological psychology. In your third year, you would opt for a specialisation such as industrial psychology, child psychology or applied psychology.
Job opportunities: This depends on your area of specialisation. A student having done organisational behaviour can find jobs in industry and private companies. The other avenues include schools, NGOs, hospitals, HR companies, counsellors and teachers.
Colleges offering Psychology: LSR, Gargi, Jesus & Mary College, Daulat Ram College , Indraprastha College .for Women, Kamla Nehru College,Mata Sundri College for Women , Zakir Husain College.
8 ) History Hons
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2, cutoffs and eligibility vary from college to college.
Course overview: Your course will be a detailed study of the past. Pre-existing monuments and tracing the past will be part of the curriculum. Research programmes will be part of the programme which will include re-visiting historical scripts. Indian history- ancient, medieval and modern history, European History, world wars, etc will also be part of your syllabus.
Job opportunities: Researcher, museum curator, records officer, epigraphist, teaching, work with the government, media, advertising, publishing, fashion or design.
Colleges offering this course: St Stephen’s, LSR, Hindu, Miranda, Hansraj, JMC, Indraprastha College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, etc.