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FAQ: Course Specific Queries

Commerce - What are the job placement opportunities provided to Commerce students?

Job Placement opportunities are available to the commerce students through Central Placement cell of University of Delhi as well as by the college.

Commerce - Are there any fests organized by the commerce department?
The commerce department organizes its annual departmental fest 'Comspect' every year as well as workshops, seminars and various competitions from time to time.
English- Who all are eligible for pursuing the Generic Elective (GE) course offered by the Dept. of English?

All students pursuing their Honours degree, barring students of English Honours.

Mathematics - What are the courses which can be opted for higher studies after completing B.Sc (Hons) in mathematics?
Master in mathematics, Statistics, Operation research, Master in Computer Application, Master in Business Administration, etc.
Mathematics - What are the career options after graduation in B.Sc (Hons) mathematics?
Banking sector, Insurance, teaching, Actuarial Science and can appear for several competitive exams etc.
Philosophy - Once I have taken admission in a particular subject, can I change my subject during the course of study or after completing first year?

No, once you’re admitted in a particular subject, you can change your subject only before the last date of admission provided seats are available and you meet the requisite cut off.

Philosophy - What are the career options and job opportunities available after doing B.A. (Hons) Philosophy?
Both the students of B.A. (Hons) and B.A.(Prog) can go for higher studies  like MA, Mphil., and Ph.D in  philosophy. They can go in academics both at school and college level. They can appear for various government recruitment tests including the civil services both at Union and state level. If one has specialized in Vedas, Upanishads, Buddhism or Jainism at Mphil. Or Ph.D level then one can also opt for career as religious instructors and priests in some institution concerned. For philosophy students some other good career options are counseling, journalism, editing, copyrighting etc. Knowledge of Philosophy is very helpful, if someone opts for legal career afterwards.
Philosophy - Can a student from non-mathematical stream fare well in Logic Subject?

Yes, students from both mathematical as well as non-mathematical streams cope well with logic subject.

Philosophy - How can we apply for M.A. (Philosophy)?

The forms of M.A. (Philosophy) are generally out in various universities including Delhi University in the month of April to May. In some of the Universities like JNU the forms are out by month of February also. You have to keep tab over the websites of universities. You can apply for MA (Philosophy) in final semester of your graduation. Both B.A. (Hons) and B.A. (Prog) Philosophy and other courses students can apply.

Philosophy - Whether we can get direct admission or do we have to take any admission entrance test for M.A. (Philosophy) in Delhi University?

 If a Student from B.A. (Hons) Philosophy scores 60% or above, he/she may get direct admission in M.A.  (Philosophy) in Delhi University whereas students of other courses need to appear for entrance test.

Political Science - What are the career prospects of B.A. (Hons) in Political Science?

A student pursuing studies in political science can choose a career according to his/her choice. After completing bachelors/masters program in political science, several opportunities are available in both government and private sectors. Politics, public administration, law, and marketing fields are always in need of good political scientists. Political scientists even can opt for campaign management, polling and electoral politics, and university and college teaching. The career prospects in political science have widened enough in the voluntary organization sectors, such as NGOs. The international voluntary organizations, like UNO, have huge scopes for proficient political scientists across the world. Besides, they can join media houses as political journalists and political researchers/analysts. What’s more, they can become members of Parliament or State Legislative Assemblies, or serve various political parties as party president, party member, or activist.

Political Science - Can students change their section or medium of instruction?

With the permission of Teacher in Charge, students can change their section or medium of instruction of B.A. (Hons) Political Science and for B.A. (Prog), students have to take permission from the convener of B.A.(Prog).

Punjabi - Is there any relaxation in percentage for the students who wants to opt Punjabi as a subject for their graduation?

              Relaxation of 10% is given to students during admission. After receiving this relaxation they have to study Punjabi as a subject during their graduation. The papers to be studied will be allotted at the time of admission. If a student is admitted on Punjabi relaxation base they cannot change their Punjabi subject at any point of time during their graduation. If they do so, their admission will be cancelled. Student need to fill an undertaking at the time of admission for the same.

Punjabi - Whether change of subject (Punjabi) is possible or not?

  •       If an applicant gets her admission on Punjabi base relaxation she cannot change her subject option of Punjabi at any point of time. She has to study the papers allotted to her at the time of admission.
  •      If a student has chosen Punjabi subject as one of her choice but not as relaxation and wants to change it then she can do that. But it depends upon the availability of seats in the other subject which she wants to choose

Punjabi - Are there any Scholarships and Awards available for students of Punjabi?

·      Smt. Jaswant Kaur Grover Memorial Award for scoring Highest Marks in Punjabi A.

·      Sh. Kartar Singh Memorial Award for scoring Highest Marks in Punjabi B.

·      Award for Best Article in college magazine in Punjabi Section.

Punjabi - Is there any society of Punjabi Department?

Yes, it is known as ‘Punjabi Literary and Cultural Society’ which organize various Inter class events such as: Extempore, Poetry recitation competition, Poster making Competition during each academic year. Prizes to the winners are also given. Punjabi Folk dance is performed by the students of Punjabi department during the Annual Prize Distribution Function of the college every year.

Punjabi - What are the career options available after studying Punjabi as a subject in BA Programme?

·      After studying Punjabi as main papers students can go for : MA in Punjabi & B.Ed. (Punjabi as one of their teaching subject)

·      You can also appear in Civil services choosing Punjabi as one of the subject. (For Detail information please check http://www.upsc.gov.in/)

·      You can also go for placement in Media & Journalism as :


  •     Radio Jockey
  •     Acting
  •     Theatre artist in Punjabi Drama
  •     Script Writing
  •     News Reader
  •     Editor
  •     Columnist
  •     TV Anchor

·      Translator & Interpreter in various Embassies, government agencies and private sector.

·      Creative Writer

·      Dance Choreographer (Specially for Punjabi Songs)

·      Punjabi Singer

·      If you are tech savvy then you can also go for software making fields which require Punjabi language experts.

Punjabi - Whether to choose MA in Punjabi or B.Ed after graduation?

·      A student can choose a career according to her choice. If she want to become a lecturer in Punjabi she has to peruse MA (Duration : 2 years) then go for NET (National Eligibility Test) Exam, details can be checked from http://cbsenet.nic.in/ (please keep update of agency conducting the NET exam, earlier it was conducted by UGC). They can further go for higher studies as M.Phil & Ph.D in Punjabi (Duration : as per university norms)

·      If a student wishes to become a school teacher then, they have to go for B.Ed. (Duration: 2 years). For the admission in Delhi University B.Ed. course please check http://cie.du.ac.in/. After this you have to clear a teacher eligibility test known as CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) (Check details from- http://ctet.nic.in/). It is compulsory test (once cleared it is valid for 7 years) for a candidate who wants to appear in DSSSB exam conducted by Govt. of NCT of Delhi as and when required. 

Punjabi - What is the procedure to take admission in MA (Punjabi)?

A Student have to study at least two papers of Punjabi in BA (Prog.) and then have to appear in entrance test conducted by Punjabi Department, Faculty of Arts, Delhi University. For further details please check :

http://www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=m-a-punjabi

http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/faculty/art/Corrected%20bulletin,%20Arts%20Faculty%20_.pdf)

Sanskrit - What will be the medium of B.A. Sanskrit (Hons.), B.A. (Prog.) Sanskrit language; Sanskrit Discipline, MIL (SKT.) and Generic (SKT.)?

Sanskrit subject whether in Honours, Discipline, language, MIL or Generic, is taught in both mediums--Hindi as well as English. 

Sanskrit - What are the Career options in Sanskrit?

B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit is a degree course like any other Hons. Courses. Sanskrit Course has same opportunities like other Humanities courses have. Following are some career options:

1. (i) Teaching.....B.A. (Sanskrit) or M.A. (Sanskrit) + B.Ed.....Teaching at school level. Sanskrit institutions exclusively run B.Ed programme. 

(ii) Research....M.A (Sanskrit) + NET.....Teaching at college/ university level.

2. Bureaucrat.....Graduation (Sanskrit).....The success rate of candidates taking Sanskrit in civil services examination is quite high. In last years, the success rate of candidates of Sanskrit was around 13 percent in UPSC.

3. Religious Instructor in Indian Army......M.A. (Sanskrit).....This is a post of lieutenant rank.

4. Hindi Officer in Bank.....M.A (Sanskrit) + Hindi/English at graduation level....This is a post of P.O. and candidates have to compete only with the people of languages.

5. Hindi Translator......M.A. (Sanskrit) + English/Hindi at graduation level + some course on translation.....In various government and non government departments, numerous posts are advertised every year.

6. Editor/ Curator.......M.A. (Sanskrit) and/or Ph.D. + some specialized training in manuscriptology/archaeology/museology........In various libraries, museums and archives, Sanskritists are in demand for editing and preserving priceless manuscripts.

7. Deputy Education Advisor (DEO)/ Joint Education Advisor (JEO)/ Education Officer (EO)/ Additional Education Officer (AEO).......Decent knowledge of Sanskrit.......There is a special cell in the Department of Education, Ministry of HRD for promotion of Sanskrit and Financial assistance is provided for various programmes. These posts are there in the cell where Sanskritists are recruited.

8. Media- News Reader, Editor, columnist etc.........B.A. (Sanskrit) and/or M.A. (Sanskrit).....Sanskritists are in demand in media (especially Hindi & Sanskrit)

Thus, there are varied opportunities for sanskrit students who understand the problems of another field and are willing to use their skills in modeling and analyzing them through ancient wisdom laying in the vast literature of Sanskrit.   


BBE - What are the career opportunities after doing BBE and what kind of jobs can we opt for?

Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE) programme has bright future prospects as you can go for further studies, that is, MBE, or MBA or MA Economics or M.com from Delhi School of Economics or you can also choose to go for placements in Banking, Insurance and Managerial fields.

            Job prospects after BBE are also very bright. Studying BA (Hons) business economics may fetch lucrative jobs in areas of market research, equity research, banking, consultancy, insurance and advertising among others as one can get into Government sectors of the Labor, Employment, and Research Department or private Finance and Investment firms which have a huge business these days.
BBE - What is the course structure of BBE?

This six-semester programme includes an in-depth study of economics, econometrics besides seven other specializations such as finance, marketing, quantitative techniques, international business, services (both financial and non-financial), entrepreneurship and computers.

For full details on the syllabus under the CBCS, kindly visit http://du.ac.in/du/uploads/Syllabus_2015/B.A.%20Hons.%20Business%20Economics.pdf 
BBE - What is the duration of BBE course?

Like any other Honours course, it is a three years full time course.

Sanskrit - Is there any relaxation in percentage for the student who wants to opt Sanskrit as a subject for undergraduation?

At the time of admission, if a candidate opts for MIL (Sanskrit)  as a subject, an advantage of up to 10% may be given in 'Best Four' in those colleges where MIL (Sanskrit) is offered as a subject in B.A. (Prog.) DSC. (University Bulletin, P.No. 48)

Sanskrit - Are there any Scholarships, which students of Sanskrit avail?

 On merit base, there are many scholarships which are offered by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi Sanskrit Academy, Delhi Government bodies to sanskrit-students of B.A. (Hons.) or B.A. (Prog.) DSC.


Sanskrit - Can students of Sanskrit study other subjects along with Sanskrit?

Students of Sanskrit (Hons.) can study other subjects along with Sanskrit through Generic, AECC courses in CBCS system.


Sanskrit - What are other activities of Sanskrit Department?

Sanskrit Department has 'Sanskrit Literary Society' which organizes various Inter Class and Inter College Competitions such as 'Recitation', 'Paper Reading', 'Vedmantrauccharan', 'Smritishloklekhan' etc. during each academic year. Besides it, Sanskrit Department organizes Seminars, Conferences, Nukkad Natak etc. events which are useful for students of Sanskrit.

Chinese and Japanese Language Course - Is it a three year degree course?
No, this is a one year certificate course in each of the languages being offered.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - When will the exams be held?
The exams are usually in Nov-Dec and final exams are in Feb-Mar and also comprises of an oral exam. The examination is on University of Delhi pattern.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - From where is the affiliation of course?
The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - Is there a progression after completion of the course?
Yes, the student can take up a diploma course in Chinese and Japanese respectively only after completion of the certificate course and then an advanced diploma after successful completion of the diploma course.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - When and what time would the classes be held?
There would be three classes per week of 2 hrs each for each of the languages on Mon, Fri and Sat after 2.30 pm in the college premises.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - What are the job openings after learning these languages?
There are plenty opportunities for the person knowing foreign languages as interpreters, translators, authors, journalists, media persons apart from of course being an entrepreneur in international business.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - What is the eligibility for the course?
The candidates are selected on the basis of merit of class 12th marks irrespective of person being a higher degree holder. The applicant should have atleast 50% marks in class 12th to apply.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - Is there any attendance requirement?
The student should have minimum attendance as per university pattern to appear for exams in the course.
Chinese and Japanese Language course - What is the minimum pass percentage?
The student should score 50% marks in aggregate to successfully complete the course and students scoring above 75% would be declared to have passed the examination with distinction.

Chinese and Japanese Language course - Is there any age limit?
There is no age limit to apply to the course. However, the course is open to only 12th pass female candidates.