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The University of Delhi offers a plethora of courses for the under-graduation program. Some of them allow you to change colleges each semester, study agro-chemicals, and other fun stuff like forensic sciences.  Here’s a list of some of the unique courses on offer.

The University of Delhi epitomises quality education at the college level for students in our country. And this quality is not confined to reputed colleges and a sought-after faculty. The university offers an under-graduation degree in a variety of courses which cover diverse fields of study.
Many of these courses might not even be heard about. Yes, DU is much more than a university bragging about high cut-offs and mainstream courses. Here’s a list of a few courses that we thought were unique and might not be very known among the audiences:

B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences): According to the official website, “B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences) seeks to enable students to draw upon the resources, talent, and expertise available in different colleges. Instead of prescribing a fixed set of courses, this course presents an opportunity to the student to design his/her own degree. Inter and trans-disciplinarily will be encouraged for a holistic understanding of Humanities and Social Sciences.”

There are 40 seats in total (reservation applicable as per university rules) and admission is sought through a written MCQ based entrance test conducted across centers in India.

Its offered in Cluster Innovation Centre

B.Tech. (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation):  The Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, offers this four-year B.Tech course which is designed to inculcate an innovation mindset as part of the curriculum and pedagogy. An aggregate of 60% marks in four subjects (including Mathematics) in the qualifying examination is regarded as the qualifying criteria for admission to this course.

The admission is based on an Entrance test of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format.

Its offered in Cluster Innovation Centre


B. Sc. Applied Life Sciences with Agro-Chemical & Pest Management: A niche course dedicated towards the field of agricultural industry, it is a three-year program including core subjects like Biology of Life Forms, Herbicides, and Applied Entomology and so on. Students can opt for a career in microbiology, biotechnology, and so on.

Colleges that offer the course: Swami Shradhhanand College, and Acharya Narendra Dev College.

B. Sc. (Hons) Anthropology: As the name suggests, this course introduces a student to the various kinds of anthropologies along with a deep understanding of the subject. Some of the core papers include Introduction to Social Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Human Ecology. This course enables a student to pursue a career in the field of teaching, research, and also provides with the option of becoming a part of organisations such as UNESCO and UNICEF.

Colleges that offer the course: Hansraj College

B.Sc. (H) Food Technology: An integration of diverse subjects and learning of skills, this course is challengingly interesting. The core papers range from Introduction to Biology, Chemistry to Foundations of Food & Nutrition, and even Project Management and Entrepreneurship. The career options available are as diverse as the subject, where one can become a Food Technologist, Biochemist, Analytical Chemist, and even Research Scientists.

Colleges that offer the course: Institute of Home Economics, Lady Irwin College, and Bhaskaracharya College.

B.Sc. (Honors) Forensic Science: Focused on national security and safety of citizens, this program is formulated to understand the hi-tech methods involved in crimes and achieve advancements to combat the same. Some of the core papers include Crime and Society, Forensic Biology, and Forensic Anthropology. A student holding qualifications in this subject can find himself/herself recruited as Investigative Officers, Forensic Scientist, and Handwriting Expert.

Colleges that offer the course: SGTB Khalsa College

Feature Image Credits: Times Higher Education

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