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Women outnumber men in applications for postgraduate, MPhil, PhD courses

With the registration window to its postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses closing on Friday, Delhi University released the registration data.

According to the data, applications for PG courses dominated the registration process, with over one 1,20,000 applicants this academic session. Among the 1,22,614 applications, female applicants outnumbered male counterparts by about 15, 000.

For PhD courses, around 17,628 applications were received. Once again, female candidates were in majority, with 9,976 applicants, around 2,000 more than male applicants. Five candidates, categorising themselves in the third gender, also applied for PhD courses.

The data also throws light on the choice of course among PG applicants and shows LLB as the most sought after course, with 19,206 applicants. It is followed closely by Bachelor of Education (BEd), with 18,281 applicants, and Masters in Commerce (MCom), which received 10,640 applications.

Languages were also a popular option, with MA in English dominating the list of applications (6,071), while half the number of applicantsapplied for an MA in Hindi. The numbers dwindled for popular language courses like French (92), German (101) and Russian studies (30).

In Science courses, MA/ MSc in Mathematicswas the most popular choice with 4,164 applications, while around 3,728 applications were received for MSc Physics and 3,668 for MSc Chemistry.

As per the data released for PhD and MPhil courses, Hindi got a leg up with 1,026 applications received for M Phil in Hindi, while PhD in Commerce received 829 applications. The most number of female applications received were for MPhil in Hindi (642). The highest number of MPhil applications from males was also for Hindi, with 388 applications.

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