Four days into DU Open House, confusion galore
Though Delhi University is conducting Open House counselling sessions to clear doubts of parents and students, however, confusion still seems to galore over different issues on Thursday.
Even on the day four of Open House, some students are still confused whether or not there will be an entrance test for English (Hons) despite DU clarifying repeatedly that admission to the undergraduate course is based purely on merit.
Students who wish to pursue Journalism or the Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass Communication are perplexed over if the course has an entrance even as it is only available in Indraprastha College for Women and is not open for boys.
A DU official said that particular interest has spiked among aspiring students since mass communication has grown to be a course of increased importance, however, very few colleges offer mass media and journalism in universities and due to high cut-offs, they are turned away.
Other than these popular and commerce subjects offered by DU, humanities courses also seem to be the hot favourite among the students.
The day four saw Principles of various colleges giving pep talks to students and parents as to how not to put pressure on them and how every child is unique and proficient in his/her own ways.
Clarifications related to Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) and sports quota too were given, saying that no more than 15 per cent leverage will be given in both until and unless an extraordinary request by a coach is given.
Members of the ruling Delhi University Students Union and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad were seen protesting on issues like public toilets in the campus, 24X7 library and online entrances to post graduate courses in the university outside Arts Faculty where counselling session is currently on, however, peacefully.
To avoid any untoward incident, police were seen active in the area patrolling.