40 electives decided discipline 1 (honours) courses at Delhi University

According to reports, Delhi University has notified 40 subjects as academic/elective subjects which will be available as Discipline 1 (honours) courses in the 2014-15 session.

This time accountancy will be treated as commerce. DU has also notified business studies, home science, physical education and music as academic or elective subjects which students can opt for honours degree admission.

Notifying the academic subjects and procedure for calculating best-of-four percentage for courses in which admission is done on such basis, DU stated that the 40 Discipline 1 subjects offered by it for undergraduate courses must be treated as academic or elective subjects. All other subjects offered by different boards must be treated as non-elective. All Discipline 1 subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exam (excluding internal assessment, continuous evaluation, etc) for being treated as academic or elective subject.

The academic or elective subject to be offered for admission in Discipline 1 courses under FYUP four-year-undergraduate programme include

  • Physics,
  • chemistry,
  • botany,
  • geology,
  • zoology,
  • anthropology,
  • microbiology,
  • biochemistry,
  • biomedical sciences,
  • maths,
  • statistics,
  • computer science,
  • instrumentation,
  • food technology,
  • psychology,
  • electronics,
  • English,
  • Hindi,
  • Sanskrit,
  • Arabic,
  • Bengali,
  • Urdu,
  • Persian,
  • commerce,
  • economics,
  • political science,
  • history,
  • geography,
  • philosophy,
  • home science,
  • physical education,
  • sociology,
  • polymer science,
  • music,
  • Punjabi,
  • social work,
  • French,
  • German,
  • Italian
  • Spanish

However, home science, music and physical education will be treated as academic or elective only for honours in home science, music and physical education, respectively. The university also notified that biology and business studies will be treated as academic or elective subjects.

Rating process-

The calculation of best of four subjects percentage is one language (core/elective/functional), subject in which admission is sought (Discipline 1) and any other two academic or elective subjects as defined in the admission guidelines. However, if a candidate has not studied the subject in which she is seeking admission in Discipline 1, then a disadvantage of 2% may be imposed on the calculated best-of-four percentage.



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