CAMPUS BUZZ

BA English Hons draws maximum applications and becomes the most popular course

BA English Hons draws maximum applications and becomes the most popular course

CAMPUS BULETIN, CAMPUS BUZZ
To everyone's surprise, humanities courses have attracted the maximum applications by the aspiring students this year in Delhi University. The registration process, which ended on 22nd June recorded a total of 3,67,895 registrations out of which 2,58,388 actually went ahead with the payment.  The top courses with highest applicants BA English Hons was the most sought course amongst the applicants, with a total of 1,42,979 students applying for it. This was followed by BA Pol Science Hons, for which 1,30,240 students applied and then BA Programme which had a total of 1,25,519 applicants.  BA Economics Hons was the fourth most popular course with a total of 1,24,538 applications, followed by BA History Hons, drawing up for a total of 1,20,590 applications.  Other
Why limited subject options for boys in DU?

Why limited subject options for boys in DU?

CAMPUS BULETIN, CAMPUS BUZZ, COLLEGE BUZZ
Male candidates are clearly at a disadvantaged situation when it comes to seeking admission in DU. Subjects such as Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology and Geography (Honours) and Home Science are mostly available in women colleges.  This leaves the boys with limited options of seeking admission in only a few co-ed colleges with lesser seats for them. Moreover, these subjects are taught in very few co-education colleges. "Traditionally, these have been preferred subjects picked by the girls. Till now, there has been less demand from the male applicants," said Shougaijm Somorendro Singh, deputy dean of Students Welfare Department. Home Sciences is traditionally considered a female-oriented course. However, the dividing line is blurring. Boys are showing interest in this course
Seniors to the rescue of foreign aspirations

Seniors to the rescue of foreign aspirations

CAMPUS BUZZ
As aspirants struggle to connect with officials on admission procedure Over the last 6 years, aspirants from over 95 different countries have sought admissions in Delhi University, according to the Foreign Students’ Registry (FSR) office. Over 498 foreign aspirants were admitted in the 2017-18 academic session. However, various foreign aspirants said that the services provided to them during the admissions “lacked satisfaction”. Poor contact between departments/colleges and the FSR office and incompetent support system to assist the foreign aspirants in comply to a new city are the key issues which have pushed fellow aspirants to form associations to help each other. FSR is the branch of Delhi University which takes accussation of all foreign admissions. ‘Language barrier’ ‘lan
Seven DU students go on strike to protest against hike in application fees

Seven DU students go on strike to protest against hike in application fees

CAMPUS BUZZ, COLLEGE BUZZ
On Thursday, seven students, including alumni of the University of Delhi went on a one-day hunger strike to protest against the hike in fees by the University for undergraduate courses. This hike is the logical outcome of privatisation of higher education through withdrawal of government funds and replacements of UGC grants with loans from HEFA. The people of the marginalised catagory are the ones who are worst affected by it. The protesters demanded refund of the 'extra' registration fees charged this year. Along with this, they demanded the entrance exam papers to be available in hindi as well. The All India Students’ association (AISA), of which these students are a part, has held several protests earlier this month, after the authorities repeatedly postponed to conduc
Gender ratio remains most distorted at most Delhi University colleges with or without concessions

Gender ratio remains most distorted at most Delhi University colleges with or without concessions

CAMPUS BUZZ, COLLEGE BUZZ
A big gap is seen between the enrolment of male and female students in most of the colleges of Delhi University, the popular colleges being Kirori Mal College and Hindu College. Some institutions have even attempted to attract more girls by introducing a concession in the aggregate percentage for the particular subjects , but this trend is not that famous in other colleges. Girls make only 30% of the student body at Kirori Mal College, principal Vibha Singh Chauhan conceded that gender ratio is skewed still. But she also insisted that apart from this the college provides equal opportunities to everyone irrespective of the gender. The probable of the low percentage of girls in the college must be because of the girls hostel not being there. Parents prefer their girls living in ...
Enactus Kalindi College – Project Weran

Enactus Kalindi College – Project Weran

CAMPUS BUZZ, COLLEGE BUZZ, EDITORIAL
After creating a remarkable impact in the lives of Manual Scavengers with their first Project Rehmat, the team of undergraduate students from Enactus Kalindi has introduced Project Weran- an initiative toward the upliftment of the Indian Farming Community. With the determination to accelerate a transformation in the farming community, Project Weran aims to empower farmers and their overall development. Its motive is to accelerate a transformation in the farming community with an ambition to empower farmers. They trained the Farmers with the technique of segregating the entire produce into mainly three categories: A : produce of supreme and marketable quality used for selling purposes.B: deformed produce containing essential nutrients in requisite proportion. They train the Wom...