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Psychology Honours is a degree that allows you to find meaning everywhere. One can relate to these psychological theories, question them, and observe their relevance every day. Here’s psychology at Delhi University!

About the Course

If you wish to understand people, their conduct, and the relationships between them, Psychology
might just be the right subject for you.

What pushed me to study this subject was The Psychosexual Theory by Sigmund Freud, though after gaining more knowledge I have a disagreement with this theory now.

Ananya Tripathi, a second-year student from Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women.

Refer here for the syllabus.

Previous Year Cut-offs

Refer to the following links for 2021 cut-offs:

Which Colleges Offer this Course?

The University of Delhi offers Honors in Psychology in many of its colleges, like Aryabhatta College,Bharti College, Daulat Ram College, IP College for Women, Jesus and Mary College, Kamala Nehru College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Mata Sundri College for Women, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, and Zakir Husain Delhi College.

Potential Career Options

The future prospects of a Psychology graduate are tremendous and exciting. One can work as a
counsellor in school/college. One can also venture into HR, research, advertising, market research,
social work in NGOs. It offers students to become a psychotherapist, sports psychologist, fashion psychologist, a developmental psychologist, child psychologist, clinical psychologist, or chartered

Overall, Psychology is a vivid subject, one must go to depths to develop interest. Once you start
reading it, things would start to make sense, which would help to provide an explanation for a lot of things.

What do Students have to Say About the Course?

The course is certainly time-consuming, and requires quite a bit of effort, but if psychology is something that genuinely interests you then you’ll pull through. My favourite portion of the curriculum is most certainly the practicals. However, I will say this, you will be dependent on the professors to a certain degree, no matter much you study on your own.


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Naina Priyadarshi Mishra

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Here’s everything you need to know about the B.A. Programme course offered at DU!

With the introduction of the NEP and the FYUP for the 2022-23 session, courses are bound to face a drastic shift. Still, it helps to know what the course has looked like up till now.

What Did the Course Structure Look Like?

Like an honours course, the syllabus of B.A. Programme was divided over a span of 3 years and 6 semesters. A student pursuing this degree appeared for 4 examinations in each semester. What makes the B.A. programme unique is the liberality of choices: a student may combine any two courses of their choice. This allows a wider scope of exploration in case a candidate is confused about the way forward after 12th.

A B.A. Programme course emphasises interdisciplinary studies rather than a single subject-based specialisation. Some colleges, like Stephen’s, also offer general coursework of B.A. Programme where the students are taught a number of humanities disciplines together and are not required to choose combinations for themselves.

The foremost components of a B.A. Programme degree were the two core courses: these are the discipline specifications that form the base of the degree. Each student was required to choose two discipline-specific courses. Colleges at DU offer a very wide range of options for the same and there is no dearth of combinations. In the first 4 semesters, a student had to sit for a total of 12 core-based examinations.

The next component was an AECC (Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course) paper for the first year of graduation. It varied from one semester to the next: usually being a language of choice in the first and environmental science in the next. Most colleges allowed the students to choose amongst at least 3 languages for this paper. The third component of a B.A. Programme degree was an SEC (Skill Enhancement Course) paper for the second year of graduation. The aim behind the introduction of the SEC was to give some vocational education in their chosen graduate subject to the students. DU uptill now has offered a range of choices here, but this is usually pre-decided by college administration according to the availability of faculty.

Some of the combinations of B.A. programmes offered by colleges include:

  • Combinations of History, Political Science, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, etc. being very popular choices.
  • Combinations of Foreign languages/a wide range of Indian languages including Sanskrit with History, Geography, etc.
  • Combination of the above-mentioned disciplines with vocational subjects such as nutrition, entrepreneurship, advertising, etc.

How High Were the Previous Cut-offs? 

Cut-offs for B.A programmes have varied widely, depending on the college and the course combination. They have varied from 88% in Motilal Nehru College(evening) to 99.25% in Miranda House College in the first cut-off.

Refer to the links below for the detailed cut-off sheets :

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

  • Academics
  •  UPSC
  • MBA
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Digital Marketing
  • LLB, etc.

What Do Students Think About This Course?

 If you do not want to limit yourself to one subject or discipline, or if you are very indecisive like me and would rather keep the options open, then BA Prog. is the only way to go. – Manasvi, B.A( History+ Political Science) Programme student from LSR

Manasvi admits that the divide between Hons. and Prog. still exists where Hons. is seen as better and more demanding by the students and the faculty alike. The way her experience has been,B.A Programme usually  ends up getting the worse end of it in terms of faculty as well as other amenities.

It does open you up to interdisciplinary education, but that also means that you have two subjects asking you to prioritise them and you just end up juggling between them, prioritising none, and getiing overwhelmed. – Manasvi added

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Devanshi Panda

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With the commencement of the 2022 admission season, many DU aspirants are in a state of confusion and panic over which college to choose, and what would be best for them. Here we present the college profile of Hansraj College of the University of Delhi to make taking an informed choice easier for you.

Hansraj College was established in 1948. It is located in the University of Delhi’s North Campus. It has been ranked 14th in the college rankings of NIRF 2022. The college is known for having produced several alumni who have excelled in their respective fields. Notable alumni include Shah Rukh Khan, Naveen Jindal, and Kiren Rijiju.

Courses & Placements

The college offers the following undergraduate course:-

  • B.A. (Honours)
    • Economics
    • English
    • Hindi
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Sanskrit
  • B.A. (Programme)
  • B.Com (Honours)
  • B.Sc (Honours)
    • Anthropology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Zoology
  • B.Sc (Programme)

In the 2021 placement drive, the highest package offered in Hansraj College was 20.25 LPA. The average package was 5.7 LPA. 115 companies participated in the placement drive, and over 185 offers were made. The top recruiters were McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, DE Shaw & Co., and United Airlines.


Merit and need-based Scholarships are given by the college. The Student Welfare Committee holds interviews for the same. The number of students that benefit is usually around 100 but varies as per the students’ requirements. The college also has the facility to give fee concessions from 50% to 100%, based on annual income, family background, girl child, etc.

Other Scholarships: The students are also offered scholarships by DAV, Single Girl Child policy, NCERT, and FAEA to name a few. In addition to these scholarships, students also benefit from the Inspire scholarships by the Department of Science and Technology and the scholarships extended by CBSE.

Scholarship for the Enabling Unit: Two awards of Rs.5000 and Rs.3000 are given to the meritorious students of the Enabling Unit every year by the College Alumni Association.

Scholarship for Differently-Abled Students: Every student belonging to the differently-abled category gets a full fee waiver and is required to contribute to the Students’ Union fund and some other minimal charges only.

Note: additional information about the scholarships can be found on the respective college websites.


The college has several societies. These include:

  • Hansraj Dramatics Society
  • English Debating Society
  • Illuminati, the quiz society
  • Kalakriti, the fine arts society
  • Nishtha, the civil services society

Note: Further information about the societies can be found on the respective college website. 


  • Library: The library comprises four sections: the Main Library, individual Departmental Libraries (Sciences), the Periodicals, and the Textbook Sections.
  • Amphitheatre and Auditorium: The College has a feature-rich air-conditioned auditorium having a seating capacity of around 600 which makes it one of the largest auditoriums in the University.
  • Canteen
  • Sports Facilities: The College has facilities for both outdoor and indoor games. The College has a huge sports ground and a basketball court between the college and the hostel premises.
  • Laboratories: This includes laboratories for Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Botany, Zoology, and Computer Labs.
  • Seminar Room
  • Common Room
  • Yoga Room
  • Medical Facilities: College has a medical room with all the necessary first aid and a mobile stretcher. Hansraj is well connected to a hospital that is within 500m of its main gate.
  • Yagyashala: The college has an established Vishwa Bandhu Centre of Indian Culture (Delhi Unit). The VVRI centre now works in alliance with the research department of D.A.V. College Management for the collection, preservation, and publication of ancient texts.
  • Computer Facilities: The college campus is Wi-Fi enabled with access to all the resources that the University provides centrally.
  • Hostel Facilities: The College accommodates around 200 undergraduate male students in its hostel. It has a common room, a multifaceted gym, and arrangements for indoor and outdoor games. The building of a women’s hostel has recently been sanctioned by the college administration.
  • Enabling Unit: This cell consists of more than 100 volunteers to assist students with physical disabilities, with their regular course of studies. An Enabling Unit Room with audio aids, computer facility, etc. is available in the college. Ramps and a foot-over bridge connecting two different blocks of the college have been constructed.
  • Photostat cum Stationery Shop
  • Language Lab and Media Centre: It’s an acoustically efficient media centre that is soundproofed. It has sturdy walls to keep any disturbance out. The rooms are outfitted with the most up-to-date computer systems as well as other necessary equipment such as printers, microphone systems, and audio mixer soundboard consoles.

What do Students Say About their College?

The constant chatter at Lover’s Point, coffee brewing at the Nescafe, sitting on the path beside the office – Hansraj is an emotion. Walking around the red walls, one can spot students getting their books to the library, the dogs eating their food, and the casual drop of SRK’s name in conversations under the C-block trees. This is Hansraj.

Shiuli Sural, a 3rd year student.

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Urmi Maitra

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Here’s everything you need to know about the B.A. (Honours) Sociology course offered at DU!

With the introduction of the NEP and the FYUP for the 2022-23 session, courses are bound to face a drastic shift. However, it helps to know what the course has looked like up till now. 

What Did the Course Structure Look Like?

B.A. (Honours) Sociology was divided into six semesters, two every year. The first two semesters had Introduction to Sociology – 1,   Sociology of India-1, Introduction to Sociology-2 and  Sociology of India -2. The second and third semesters consisted of  Political Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Gender, Economic Sociology, Sociology Of Kinship, and Social Stratification. The last two semesters consisted of Sociological Thinkers, Sociological Research Methods, Sociological Thinkers-2, and Sociological Research Methods-2.

How High Were the Previous Cut-offs? 

Cut-offs ranged from 98.75% in Miranda House College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women  to 91% in Bharati College for Women in 2021.

Refer to the links below for detailed cut-offs:

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

  • Academics
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Management
  • Policy Making
  • Human Resource Development
  • Research
  • Civil Services

Which Colleges Offer This Course?

Colleges that  offer B.A. (Honours) Sociology  course include Shree Venkateshwara College, Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Hindu College, Kamla Nehru College, Jesus and Mary, Janki Devi Memorial College, Maitreyi College and Bharati College.

What Do Students Think About This Course?

Studying sociology in Delhi University is a dream come true. It has made me think about situations and things in a very different way than before. Sociology of gender in the 3rd semester is one such paper which has been the most enriching and interesting for me personally. It has made me think analytically about the concept of gender itself.


Are there any Notable Alumni from B.A. (Honours) Sociology?

  • Dipankar Gupta (Professor and Author of Redefining Caste in India)
  • Deepak Mehta (Professor at Ashoka University, Researcher)
  • Jit Uberoi (Author of Science and Culture)
  • Amita Baviskar (Professor at Ashoka University)
  • Gopa Sabharwal (Professor at Lady Shriram College)


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Devanshi Panda

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For the first time in two years, Delhi University has decided to revert back to its traditional methods of Sports and ECA quota admissions. Here’s the new (old) procedure.

Traditionally, Delhi University has always offered prospective students a chance to use their extracurricular skills to boost their chances of admission to one of the most sought after universities in the country. This procedure involved a panel that judged a combination of students’ merit certificates and trial performances to determine the grace marks that the student would receive during cutoff season.

Since the arrival of COVID-19 back in 2020, the varsity chose to rely solely on the judgement of merit certificates as the lockdown and social distancing measures made in person trials impossible. However, this year, the varsity has finally brought back offline trials as a way to judge students as well.

Seats will be offered on the basis of combined ECA merit, which will be calculated by taking 25% of the highest program-specific CUET percentage score of all the programmes in which the candidate has applied, and 75% of the highest ECA score obtained from all the categories in which the applicant has been considered,” – Haneet Gandhi, Dean of Admissions

Candidates who have represented the country on an international level, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or the World Cup are classified as Category A candidates. These candidates shall be granted admission without sports trials.

Any other candidates under the sports quota will be required to participate in sports trials conducted by the university. There are a total of 28 sports recognised for the supernumerary sports quota and you can find the full list here.


The procedure is straightforward and largely similar to the one for the admissions process through CUET.

  • Visit ugadmission.uod.ac.in and fill the application form.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of three sports.
  • Upload self-attested copies of upto a maximum of 3 Merit/Participation Sports Certificates of the preceding five years between 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2022.
  • Candidates are then required to upload the following necessary documents and review the submitted information.
  • Select the programs you wish to apply for. The university recommends that candidates choose the maximum number of programs that they fulfil the program-specific eligibility for.
  • Confirm program specific CUET merit score.
  • Select your program+college combination preferences. Once again, the university recommends that the candidates choose the maximum number of combinations.
  • Confirm preferences.

Not all colleges offer the same amount of seats for all sports. It is advised that candidates check if their preferred college makes reservations for their sports here.

75% of the weightage for admissions will be given to in person trial performances and 25% to a combination of merit certificates.

For full guidelines: see Section 21.2, page 43 of this document.

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Siddharth Kumar

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