Why you must straight away head to DU's 'Open Day' sessions without wasting any more time

Why you must straight away head to DU's 'Open Day' sessions without wasting any more timeIt's the only time of the year when students aspiring to seal a coveted seat in Delhi University can get responses to their endless queries on the confusing admission procedure to the choice of their college. Yes, that's because DU Open Days/Open House has kick-started officially starting today, and is inviting aspirants and parents to attend the sessions for clarity on admission queries.

Caution - If you are an outstation candidate who wants to get into this University, it's not a good idea to sit at home till the cut-off lists are out.
You may be thinking that the application procedure going online buys you sometime, however, the fact is this is the most crucial time for you to visit the University. Moreover, logging onto the website to expect your questions will be answered online is a waste of time, because the site has not been updated since last year.

"Students do not realize that this provision is to tell them the best they can get. If you miss out and find yourself not getting into a good college with a course of your choice, as per your knowledge it's likely to get you in depression. In extreme cases, students commit suicide for no reason. DU Open Days calls students with parents so that both can be counseled on what is best for the child and especially for those who may not have performed very well in Class 12. DU has 61 colleges and 60,000 seats! There's a place for everyone. We call them to change their mindset and show them that there are options galore and there's nothing to worry. Of course the idea of Open Days is also to give clarity to all students about admissions too," says a DU counselor.
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In a recently held session at Khalsa College, students were able to get clarity on a lot of things like - Will mathematics be compulsory for economics honours aspirants? Will a candidate be allowed to take economics even if she has not studied the subject in Class XII? Legal studies and Mass media studies are to be considered as academic subject or electives?

The session informed students that to keep the system centralized, the university has done away with entrance tests in various courses barring courses like Bachelor in Business Economics and Bachelor in Finance and Investment. For students seeking admission through sports quota, fitness test has now been centralized. While the best of four criteria which includes one language and three academic subjects, remains the same as last year; 2.5 % points will be deducted from them, if the subject applied for is not included in vocational subject. Besides, 10 marks will be deducted for every vocational course not included. Also, there will be a maximum penalty for a stream change in case of BA and B.Com honors courses.

DU's Open House Days can therefore go a long way in helping students clear doubts, and figure out what could suit them the best as per their stream, scores and ambitions. Nobody else may be able to answer you on the most unexpected questions than people here, so why waste this chance. From the calculation of best-four percentage to the best college for a particular course, you can throw endless queries for DU officials to answer during the session.

If you aspire to get into say an Economic Honours course with a 94% marks in Class 12 (Commerce Stream), they may be able to tell you - keeping in view the previous cutoffs - the best colleges you could keep an eye on in the cut-off lists. At the same time, if you are clueless about the course and college both, they will suggest you both. You will not only get an idea of what different courses teach, but also the courses you can apply for in various colleges (the best ones to the average ones) as per your performance/stream/interest. It's to lay down all the probabilities you have in front of you, so you can decide what's the best way to take.
Remember, the staff at DU Open Days are very well versed with the DU cut-offs. They will make sure you have a clear direction in mind as you leave the session. Additionally, you can also learn about things you may not even thought of asking, but may be crucial for you to know - new admission procedure, important dates and eligibility criteria. Not everything can be found online or by calling the helpline numbers. It's therefore necessary you head to Open House if you don't want to be running around at the end figuring out where to apply when you are not qualifying for the colleges you want to get into.
June 6 : SGTB Khalsa College June 7 : Sri Venketeshwara College June 8-9: Zakir Hussain College June 10-11: South Campus

Notably, admissions to over 56,000 seats to DU’s various undergraduate courses began on Wednesday and the online registration will conclude on June 19.The first cut-off list will be announced on June 27 and the varsity will release only five cut-off lists.