B.A. Programme: Clearing Confusion Around the Varied Percentage Disadvantages

The B.A. Programme offered by the University of Delhi is one of the most sought-after courses.

According to a report by The Hindu, B.A. Programme received 1,05,818 applications this year, making it the second most popular course, after B.A. English (Hons). B.A. Political Science was the third most popular course which saw 1,05,590 applicants. B.A. Programme allows the students to study a combination of subjects. Therefore, it helps those who are still very indecisive about their career and a lot of avenues are open for a B.A. Programme graduate. For instance, a student can apply for civil services, law or can go for further studies.

The students who have pursued science and commerce till class 12th have to face a certain disadvantage while applying for this course. The students might be subjected to a maximum of 5% disadvantage in case of change of stream. The percentage reduction a student might have to face depends completely on the discretion of the administration of the college.

The common belief is that in case of a stream change, the students have to face a complete disadvantage of 5% while applying in all colleges. However, this belief needs to be dispelled. For instance, while applying in Miranda House, a student only has to face a disadvantage of 1%. Other leading colleges like Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Hansraj College, Deshbandhu College, P.G.D.A.V. College subject the students to a disadvantage of only 2.5%. While applying for colleges like Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Gargi College, and Ramanujan College students do not face any disadvantage at all. Hence, securing admission in many colleges is made easier as the college administration decides not to go for full 5% reduction in case of a stream change.

Therefore, one must make sure to read all the remarks that are given on the cut-off list to avoid any confusion. It is necessary to know about all the terms and conditions before applying for any course. It is important that an applicant cross-checks everything from the University website and does not completely believe every news and rumour that floats around. The entire admission procedure is mentally and physically exhausting. In such an environment, students tend to overlook a lot of important pieces of information. It is of prime importance that applicants are diligent while applying and know what the credible sources of information are. Any other information should be cross-checked to avoid confusion and chaos.

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Anukriti Mishra

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