Your smart DU admission guide

New Delhi: With the CBSE Class XII results out, the race for college enrollments is heating up. Although many people know what they want to do, yet many are still unsure about what course to choose.

Delhi University claims that it is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research, as well as the eminent scholars it attracts to its faculty. People who wish to apply to Delhi University can choose from a variety of courses

Here is a list various courses, colleges and the diverse job opportunities that are available after completing the respective courses. (Hons)

Eligibility: 10+2 (preferable a commerce student)

Course duration: 3 Years

Course details: Financial Accounting, Micro Economics (I), Business Statistics, Business Law, Corporate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Macro Economics, Indian Economics and Corporate Tax Planning.

Career prospects: After completing graduation, a student can join any private or government organization as a specialist in any of the streams of commerce – such as economics and accountancy. They can also work as management executives, accounts executives, junior accountants or pursue a career in auditing or banking.

Career options: Investment banking, forensic accounting, insurance, taxation, capital market, chartered accountancy, financial analyst.

Good DU colleges offering B.Com: SRCC, LSR, Hindu, Hansraj, Kirori Mal College, Venkateswara College, JMC, Daulat Ram, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Indraprastha College.


Economics (Hons)

Eligibility: 10 +2

Course duration: 3 Yrs

Course overview: Principal of Economics, Mathematical Method for Economics, Statistics for Economics, micro economics, macro economics, public finance, economic policy and mathematics.

Career prospects and job opportunities: The employment options open to those who specialize in economics are manifold. To begin with, government enterprises, public undertakings, banks, finance and investment firms, business journals and newspapers and the private sector throw up many avenues of employment in various departments.

The Indian Economics Services are also an excellent option open to those who want to join government service. Officers are recruited through examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Another highly lucrative avenue open to those looking for government employment is the Reserve Bank of India.

The RBI conducts written tests for the purpose. Prospects for economists are good in all sectors of the economy. The economies of the world are growing in unison and most are growing rapidly and naturally with the increases economic activity, economists will find many more opportunities to utilize their educational qualifications remuneratively.

Colleges offering this course: Shri Ram College of Commerce, Hindu, Hansraj, St. Stephens, LSR, JMC, KMC, Miranda House, College of Vocational Studies, Daulat Ram College, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.


English Literature

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2, some colleges hold entrance tests

Job profile: Journalist, scriptwriter, English professor, storyteller, freelance writer

Course overview: You will study a range of literature, from classics to modern novels, and poetry. Understanding their implied meanings is part important. Similes, metaphors and interpretations will be part of the course. If you don’t enjoy reading, you will be in for a tough time. Your writing skills and reading of literature will widen your perspectives as you do the course.

Job opportunities: You can choose from a number of jobs, such as teaching, publishing, journalism, writing, advertising, research or translation. Becoming a scriptwriter or author is another possibility. Publishing houses also commission you to author books. You can become an English teacher or join the KPO and BPO industry.

Colleges offering this course: Jesus & Mary College, LSR, Hindu, St. Stephens, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House and Sri Venkateswara College.



Duration: 3 year

Eligibility: 10+2 in science

Course overview: A combination of theory and practical’s, you will study ecology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology and taxonomy.

Job opportunities: Some outdoors positions to consider include that of ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester or plant explorer. A person with an inclination towards mathematics can opt for the field of biophysics, developmental botany, and genetics or systems ecology.

An interest in chemistry can provide you with the opportunity to become a plant biochemist, molecular biologist or plant physiologist. Biotechnology is a promising field to enter as well. One can also work in the field of Botanical Survey, Farm Management, eco-botany, floriculture/ horticulture, and biotechnology.

Colleges offering this course: Acharya Narendra Dev College, Daulat Ram College, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College Kirori Mal College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House College, Ramjas College, Sri Venkateswara College.



Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in science, other criteria vary from college to college. Some hold entrance exams as well.

Course overview: Study the whole arena of animals from behavior to health and well-being of the animal. Practical’s make you familiar with lab equipment, research techniques and computers.

Job opportunities: You can work as a research zoologist, conducting experiments on specific animals. Zoologists spend their time outdoors, as part of their course as well as their work life. Zoos absorb many trained individuals. Other opportunities include government, environmental consulting firms and conservation groups.

Colleges offering this course: Acharya Narendra Dev College, Daulat Ram College, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Hans Raj College, Hindu College, Kirori Mal College, Maitreyi College, Miranda House College, Ramjas College and Sri Venkateswara College.


Political Science (Hons)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in Arts stream

Course overview: Theory is a major part of the course. You will delve deep into classical political philosophy, positivism, structuralism, post structuralism, behaviorism, realism and institutionalism. Research from primary sources such as historical documents and official records is required.

You will study about Indian political thought, western political thought, public administration, Indian Foreign Policy, United Nation, etc.

Job opportunities: Political scientists can work as advisors to politicians or political parties. Working in government organizations or as a civil servant is a preferred choice. Some work in NGOs or political movements. Teaching, journalism, researchers are some other fields for students with a background in Political Science.

Colleges offering this course: LSR, Hindu, Hans Raj, Daulat Ram College, Jesus & Mary College, Kalindi College, Kamala Nehru College, Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateswara College.



Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in arts, cut off percentages vary from college to college

Course overview: The course is a combination of theory and practical throughout. The range of subjects includes general psychology, statistics, systems, abnormal psychology and physiological psychology. In your third year, you would opt for a specialization such as industrial psychology, child psychology or applied psychology.

Job opportunities: This depends on your area of specialization. A student having done organizational behavior can find jobs in industry and private companies. The other avenues include schools, NGOs, hospitals, HR companies, counselors and teachers.

Colleges offering Psychology: LSR, Gargi, Jesus & Mary College, Daulat Ram College, Indraprastha College .for Women, Kamla Nehru College, Mata Sundri College for Women, Zakir Husain College.


History (Hons)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 preferable, cutoffs and eligibility vary from college to college.

Course overview: Your course will be a detailed study of the past. Pre-existing monuments and tracing the past will be part of the curriculum. Research programmers will be part of the programme, which will include re-visiting historical scripts. Indian history- ancient, medieval and modern history, European History, world wars, etc will be part of your syllabus.

Job opportunities: Researcher, museum curator, records officer, epigraphist, teaching, work with the government, media, advertising, publishing, fashion or design.

Colleges offering this course: St Stephen’s, LSR, Hindu, Miranda, Hansraj, JMC, Indraprastha College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamala Nehru College, etc.


(The author is a Newsmobile Mobile Journalist)


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