English subject has a high demand in Delhi University, according to the admission council at the university. According to the data shared by the varsity,around 1,26,327 students have applied for the BA (Hons) English programme, followed by 1,05,818 students for BA (Programme). The demand for this course has increased as candidates see the job potential afterwards. Students feel that journalism has a scope and there is some sense of job security. BA(Voc) Tourism Management and BA (Voc) Human Resource Management saw the least number of applicants with 49,378 and 53,207 respectively. BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was the third least popular with 57,584 applicants for BA (Hons) Applied Psychology.
The admission portal for aspirants of various undergraduate courses was open on May 15. The registration for these courses ended on June 7. For now, the university has announced a total of five cut-off lists along with the notification for the first cut-off which is scheduled to be issued on June 19. The total count of male applicants are 1,44,248, women 1,34,297 and other applicants 29. 2,78,544 aspirants have made payments according to the reports from the university officials. Around 2.20 lakh candidates made payments last year. Over 2 lakh applications have been received while DU has only 56,000 seats to offer. The officials says, this means the cut-offs standards are set to be higher for these courses. The competition has turned out to be fierce.