School of Open Learning, Delhi University (DU SOL) has attracted students who have scored 90 percent and above in the Class 12 examinations, mainly in the commerce courses.
Approximately 2,393 candidates who scored 90 percent and above have been acknowledged in Delhi University’s distance-education institution this year. 680 students opted for BCom (H), pursued by 621 candidates each taking admission for BA Program and BCom Program. In this framework, 156 enrolled for English (H) and 315 for political science (H).
DU SOL accepted over 95,000 requests this year. A teacher at SOL told most of those who had taken admission were candidates preparing for the chartered accountant (CA) examinations or another competitive test. He said since teaching is in distance learning, it is a promising option for students. Moreover, SOL also obeys the same curriculum and work as regular colleges, there is no disadvantage in taking the course.
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SOL students are exploring under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The regular colleges had opted for the CBCS system 4 years initially in 2015. This means that SOL candidates now have an opportunity to migrate to regular colleges if they achieve more than 60 percent in the semester examinations.
More number of students enrolled in DU SOL comprises those who achieved between 60% and 90%. For them, BA Program is the most common option, with 34,886 opting for it for their UG course. The remaining, 13,159 enrolled in BCom Program, obeyed by political science at 9,056. English (H) enticed 3,164 candidates.
Even for those scoring less than 60%, the BA program was quite enticing, with 54,629 students seeking admission to the course, while 19,463 students who scored less than 60% were enrolled in the BCom program.
Another teacher added SOL caters to a lot of candidates from economically weaker sections. Most of the students work for their families and themselves. For them, it is a good option to take the distance learning options of the BA and BCom programs to be prepared to manage both work and study.