India, June 3 -- Delhi University has finally come clear on the colleges that will offer the Bachelor's with honours course in management studies.
In all, six colleges - Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, College of Vocational Studies, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College and Deen Dayal Upadhyay College - will offer the course.
The number of seats on offer is 840.
The new course was brought in after BBE, BBS and BFIF courses were discontinued. These courses were immensely popular and nearly 100% of the students were got placements. The total number of seats in all three courses was 891. With the introduction of the BMS course, the number has come down by 51, a move that has angered many applicants.
"At a time students are struggling to get admissions in good colleges and courses, Delhi University is cutting the number of its seats. This move will have a detrimental effect on the interests of students and the number of seats should be restored to 891. This reduction will not help anyone," said Tanmay Thakur, a DU aspirant.
It was earlier believed that BMS will be started in colleges where either one of the three discontinued courses were being taught. However, the university constituted a committee to look into the infrastructure and faculty available so that they could ensure that the course will be of high quality. The course will now come under the Faculty of Management Studies.
According to sources, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and the College of Vocational Studies have the most number of seats.
"The College of Vocational Studies was running a number of courses related to business and management such as office administration and secretarial practice, managing and marketing of insurance and human resource management," sources said.
"In all, there were six vocational courses with 77 seats each that were related to business and management. A large number of these 462 seats may now be converted into BMS seats as the other courses are not being offered as Discipline I," the sources added.
DU's most sought-after courses:
Bachelor's with honours in management studies (BMS)
This course was introduced after three popular management courses - BBS, BBE and BFIA - were done away with. BMS has been planned with the help of the Faculty of Management Studies, among the most popular MBA institutes in the country.
An aspirant will have to take an entrance test and give an interview for selection to the course. Scores will be calculated using board results (which will carry 30% weightage), the entrance test performance (50% of the weightage) and the outcome of the interview (20% of the weightage). The forms for the entrance test are now available online at www.fms.edu
Bachelor with honours in journalism and mass communication (BJMC)
This course replaced Bachelor's with honours in journalism and Bachelor's with honours in mass media and mass communication (BMMMC). BJMC will be offered in six colleges: Kamala Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Kalindi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Lady Shri Ram College and Indraprastha College for Women. Earlier, only IP College offered the Bachelor's with honours in mass media and mass communication while the rest of the five colleges had journalism.
The entrance exam has been scrapped and admissions will be on the basis of merit.
BTech in psychological science
Till now, Delhi University offered two courses in psychology: honours in psychology and honours in applied psychology, both of which have now been scrapped. The content of the new course will be a combination of both and will be offered in all the colleges that previously offered psychology and applied psychology.
The varsity earlier offered a BA degree in the both the courses but from the new academic session the degree will be a Bachelor's of technology in psychological sciences. Admission will be based on merit. All students, from arts, commerce and science streams can apply for the course.
Text: Geetika Aggarwal
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.