Teachers answer your course-related queries

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Which course to take? On what basis do students select a course? What avenues are open after doing a particular course? A thousand questions clutter and mutter angrily in your heads, DU Beat interviewed teachers of diverse courses from different colleges who try to answer the countless questions plaguing you.

Course : Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Teacher : Preeti Kapur

College : Daulat Ram College

Q: Is there anything in this course you’d like to forewarn the students about?

A: I have seen many commerce students who haven’t been able to clear cut offs for Economics etc. taking up Psychology. This shift in gear may make their admission easier, but it doesn’t mean they will be able to cope well. They have always been required to write cut and dried answers, which is not the case in this course; also they have never had practicals. My advice would be to know what they are doing before they undertake this subject to study. Another thing I could warn potential students on would be that there is a need to pursue this field before one can get a desirable job.

Course: Bachelors of Science/Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics

Teacher: Dr. Kaushik

College: Kirori Mal College

Q. What kind of studying will one be expected to do?

A. There is emphasis on classroom teaching. Teachers often give the students tips, which cannot be picked up from any book. Attendance is a must and the student has to be attentive during class. He should not just sit for the sake of attendance. In maths a lot of common sense is required, plus one needs to be thorough with the tools that are taught in the class. Also, the student needs to devote as much time possible at home for practicing these tools and using those them to develop new tools.

Course: Bachelors of Science – Chemistry

Teacher: V.C Rao

College: Sri Venkateswara College

Q. Could you help dispel some myths about the course?

A. Many people don’t take up this course thinking that teaching is the only option afterwards. There is a lot of scope in biotechnology and fertilizer biochemistry. Many students who did Chemisty Hons from Venkateswara got European scholarships in post graduation in countries like Poland, Germany and France.

Course: Bachelors of Arts in Sociology

Teacher: Mrs. Reema Bhatia

College: Miranda House

Q. What career opportunities are open for students taking up this course?

A. Students can do their Masters in Social Work (MSW) and make a career in Development Studies, or in the media. One can also pursue a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication or even do an MBA. One can work with an NGO in the field of Social Work.

Course: B.A Programme

Teacher: Dr. Promila Kumar

College: Gargi College

Q. What is the rough course outline?

A. In the FIRST year, students will study four courses, choosing one language, and two discipline subjects from a list of 20. In the SECOND year the students will have to choose a Foundation course, and will continue with their prior discipline courses. The THIRD year will introduce an Application course, which is designed to equip students with practical competence, and the discipline subjects will remain.

Course: Bachelor of Commerce

Teacher: Dr. P.C. Jain, Principal

College: Shri Ram College of Commerce

Q: What is the USP of this course?

A: If a student wants to pursue a career in the corporate sector or financial world, be an administrator, a manager of people etc., then B.Com is the course to pursue. The USP is that though it is a detailed course on Commerce, it does not limit your opportunities thereafter.

Course: Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Teacher: Mr. A J C Bose

College: Shri Ram College of Commerce

Q: What are the options available to a student after B.A. (H) Economics?

A: If one wishes to immediately start working-there are some very attractive options in the private and public sector. If one wants to continue with academics, there are masters courses in Economics, Business Administration, Financial Economics etc. which one can pu

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