The admission season is upon us, and the hustle bustle of the process is already underway. For many of us, attending Delhi University has been a dream that we have been dreaming ever since we were kids.The idea of DU is not just getting the best education, but also the idea of freedom, the thrill of college life, meeting new people, and experiencing life on our own terms. Well, that’s what we built up in our heads at least, didn’t we?
Delhi University has a desirable brand value, it offers well-designed courses and overall grooming. It may be the glamour of being the alma mater of many famous personalities that adds to its value, or maybe just the fact that it is the heart and soul of our capital. Apart from these things, why are we so drawn to Delhi University? What makes it the experience of our lives? Why not a private university or any other university for that matter? Some famous people must have been to other universities, too. What makes DU so elusive, and yet so limpid?
Toppers All The Way
For School toppers, it is a no-brainer. They want a tier-one college, and an Honors Course as well. For those with average scores (90% is so common, these days), settling for a course at a lesser cut-off is quite common. The cut-offs range from 85 to 99, so only half of who dream, make it. The association of DU with the best minds is what makes it such a great experience. Getting into DU is almost a benchmark for intelligence, or so it seems!
Courses, Courses Everywhere
DU colleges have courses ranging over a number of domains. Applied courses have, especially, been developed to probe students to apply their knowledge than just sit around cramming. Courses in Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Business studies, Vocational Studies, Languages and Economics are aimed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the subjects.
Such a Big World
DU’s central location is what keeps it alive and busy. Delhi University, with its sprawling north campus has nine colleges, and it is located around the Faculty of Arts Extension, which is a hub for political and social activities. The large and lush campus is every student’s dream come true; from the book shops to jewellery vendors, from momos to cozy cafes, DU’s North Campus has it all. Students of every ethnicity walk around, and you are a part of much bigger culture at DU. It doesn’t matter what part of the country you come from; here, you are a part of something bigger. In every nook and corner, students are seen discussing every possible topic, from world news to sports to the latest gadgets. In the plethora of activities, you become a better person, a socially-mature individual, an adult with your own quirks and individuality.
On the other hand, the South Campus is a bit different, quieter, more peaceful, but still a beautiful place where the best minds of the country can enjoy some solitude in the hilly, green campus.
With so much to look forward to, a person can almost be forgiven to forget the most important part, the faculty, which makes DU what is it famous for. World class scholars, researchers and eminent people in their respective fields constitute Delhi University’s faculty. And the placement season sees top companies recruiting the brilliant students who make it to DU amidst cut-throat competition (99.9%, anyone?).
The best college festivals
Delhi University is known for organizing the best fests in the country. Antardhwani, the cultural fest organized every year gives students opportunities to display their talent, be it performing arts, debating, elocution or anything else. Name it and we got it. SRCC, Kamla Nehru and Hindu college among countless others are known for their fests.
And, so let’s brace ourselves for the roller coaster that has begun because it’s time to leave the pond, and take a swim in the ocean.
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