Getting admission into Delhi University colleges has never been an easy road for the students. But for those who are aspiring to study BA Journalism (Hons) and BA English (Hons) from University of Delhi, the process is all the more difficult and competitive.
According to the official data released by the varsity, 1, 12,233 applications have been received for the 306 seats available in BA Journalism (Hons). It translates to the fact that a total of 367 applicants are contending for a single seat.
On the other hand, BA English (Hons) has emerged as the most popular course in term of number of applications. Reportedly, the university has received 1, 42,970 applications for admission into the course.
However, BA Journalism (Hons) course is offered by only seven DU colleges whereas BA English (Hons) is taught in 46 colleges. The total no of seats available stands at 2,477 which means 58 applicants are competing for a single seat for admission into the course.
If we talk about the overall response, the University has received as many as 2, 58,388 applications for the 62,000 seats available in the undergraduate courses. DU revealed this data a day after the registration process was finished on June 22, 2019.
Notably, last year, 348 candidates were competing per seat in the BA Journalism (Hons) course. DCAC had fixed the highest cut off for the course at 98.5%.
Apart from this, DU also runs an integrated five-year programme at Delhi School of Journalism, which offers 120 seats.
Similarly, the competition for admission to BA Psychology (Hons) and BA Sociology (Hons) is also high wherein 202 and 232 applicants are vying for it respectively. The situation is slightly better in BA Geography (Hons), with 176 applicants competing for a single seat.
This year, the number of applications has gone high for many popular courses.
In comparison to last year, the university has received applications from around 20,000 more candidates for BA English (Hons).
In addition to this, the university has witnessed 30,000 more applications than last year for BA Political Science (Hons) course. In a similar manner, BA Sociology (Hons) and BA Psychology (Hons) courses have also gone up by 36,831 and 36,817 applications respectively.