HE annual ‘ Open Days’ pre- admission counselling program officially opened on Monday at Delhi University’s North Campus. ‘ Open Days’ session had unofficially started on May 13, with the university administration deciding to conduct a few preliminary sessions in anticipation of the confusion over the particulars of the Four Year Undergraduate Program ( FYUP).
This year the first day of the event was dominated by queries pertaining to the undergraduate business program, which from this year has been integrated for the first time, into a four year program – Bachelor of Management Studies ( BMS). The questions raised by the students varied from the criteria of admission for the course, to job prospects after the completion of the programme.
One of the most frequent queries was the eligibility criteria for admission. “ Eligibility criterion for the general category students is a minimum of 60 per cent in four subjects, including English.
For students under OBC and SC/ ST categories, it will be 54 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, Students' Welfare. BMS as a four year undergraduate business course is made up of three courses that were taught at different colleges – BBS ( Bachelor of Business Studies), BBE ( Bachelor of Business Economics) and BFIA ( Bachelor of Financial Investment and Analysis).
The Dean of Students’ Welfare, JM Khurana, said that a student wishing to pursue post- graduation, or willing to appear in any competitive examination, like the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC), could do so after completing three years of BMS. “ While a four year BMS degree will be equivalent to an MBA, any candidate who wants to drop out and pursue MBA separately may do so after their third year. At the end of three years of BMS, successful candidates will be eligible to apply to any postgraduation or appear for competitive examinations,” said Khurana.
The session also saw students thronging the venue with queries about the changes in course structure following the extension in duration of programmes from three to four years.
To clear the confusion over the four- year under graduate programme the university has also been going to schools to interact with Class XII students regarding the new academic format and admission process for this year. Admissions to the various four- year undergraduate courses for the academic year beginning July 2013 is expected to commence from the first week of June. Registration will begin from June 5.
Admissions to various four- year undergraduate courses for the current academic year at Delhi University is expected to commence from the first week of June.
May 20, 21, 22 : Conference Centre, North Campus
May 23,24 : SP Jain Centre, South Campus
May 27,28,29,30 : Conference Centre, North Campus