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IS A DEGREE FROM DELHI UNIVERSITY ENOUGH TO BUILD YOUR CAREER?

The University of Delhi is one of the topmost choices of every student. A total of 77 colleges and 16 facilities associated with DU are considered the leading colleges of India.  Moreover, among students getting a Delhi university degree is something to be proud of.

HOW DELHI UNIVERSITY COLLEGES ARE CATEGORISED

All the affiliated colleges of DU are categorized as North Campus, South Campus, and off Campus. Delhi University receives lakhs of application forms every year. All three campuses offer various and the best courses in Science, commerce, arts, Engineering, Medical, Law, etc in UG as well as Post-graduation. For instance, B.com, B.Sc, B.A, M.Sc, MBA, etc. 

This year more than 4 lakhs of aspiring students have applied for admission, this explains how many students are keenly interested in achieving the Delhi University Degree. 

To know more about these campuses and courses you can check here 

North Campus, South Campus & Off-Campus Colleges of Delhi University

Just like every coin has two sides, there are several pros and cons of getting into DU colleges and having a degree. The very first question that arises in mind for every 12th passed student is, Will the Delhi University Degree benefit them? Is a degree enough to build their career?

BENEFITS OF DU DEGREE

If you have a talent and are good at studies, then obviously you need such a college or a platform that appreciates you and recognizes your abilities. That’s what this university does. However, I will not deny the fact that it depends on the student’s self-devotion towards learning as well.

Before going further, If you think that just a degree is enough to build your career then the answer is no. Except for some degrees because the course you are pursuing from DU also makes a difference. But there are various factors to be considered while studying at DU to take full advantage of your degree.

DELHI UNIVERSITY DEGREE STAND OUT ITSELF

Having a degree from the University of Delhi is just like the cherry on the cake. Your resume or CV will be more noticeable for companies or industries. 

Besides, the inexpensive fee structure of Delhi university attracts lakhs of students every year.  Depending on the subject and course you are opting for, the annual fee is between 10,000 to 50,000 for UG programs. Therefore, there is a huge fight and aspiration to get into any of the DU colleges.

COLLEGE SOCIETIES
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Every college of Du consists of interesting cultural societies. Such as dance, music, literature, debate, theatre, fine arts, etc. You can choose for any society according to your interest. This will give you a distinct exposure rather than just biting the books the whole year. In this way, Delhi university encourages and recognizes talents along with your academics. Moreover, Du also has made a different category, ECA to showcase your talent.

DU ADMISSION PROCESS UNDER ECA CATEGORY: MUSIC AND FINE ARTS

GO FOR INTERNSHIPS

To build a good resume or CV, it’s important to have fine experience in your specific field. Du offers many internships to boost your knowledge which gives you some idea about the work. It helps to get a good package job after you will be done with the degree. After all, Delhi is one of the industrial states so you can easily find fair internships.

ENROL IN SHORT TERM COURSES

As most of the colleges do not allow to sit for exams due to attendance shortages. However, DU colleges are not strict about attendance. Most of the colleges have criteria of 60% or 75% as minimum attendance. Even some colleges do not have such criteria. So, you don’t have to worry about attendance if you want to develop skills.

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Broadly we can categorize short term courses as follow:

  1. IT courses E.g: C, C++, a certificate in Digital Marketing
  2. Electronic courses E.g: certificate in VLSI design, IOT using Arduino
  3. Multimedia courses E.g: Web Designing, Certificate in photoshop
  4. Foreign Language courses E.g: certificate course of French, Spanish, etc.
  5. Digital Literacy Courses E.g: Data Entry, Course in computer concepts

 

DOWNSIDE OF DELHI UNIVERSITY DEGREE

As I mentioned above, having just a degree is not enough to build a good career. So, what are those factors which push us to learn other things side by side?

INITIATION IS NECESSARY

Delhi University doesn’t only provide quality education but also appreciates talent and gives exposure. Consequently, if you are a student of Du or planning to be then try to initiate and take part in various events and competitions. This way you may develop new skills. Until you don’t come up by yourself to take part in any event, you won’t get it just by sitting at the corner.

CHANGE IN GOALS

Many indecisive students do not have any goal till their graduation. When they get to know what they are interested in, it becomes quite difficult for them to start again. Also, students choose the wrong courses due to peer pressure.

Source: Fastread

Therefore, doing some internships or taking part in cultural societies will help you to let you know your interest. Or if you are a divergent person then it also helps because you will have several skills to counter any industry. This way you won’t be a society clone.

DU COLLEGES HAVE LENIENT CRITERIA FOR ATTENDANCE

Du colleges are very lenient for attendance criteria except for some colleges. If you are a sincere student then you may face difficulty focusing on your academics. 

However, you can utilize it in a better way by doing some professional short-term courses which I have mentioned above.

COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

As the industries and companies are evolving so are their demands. No one wants to hire a person who has nothing to show except a degree. Your skills, personality, connection everything matters to get a job at a higher position. 

Developing practical knowledge will get you at a higher level than a single document. 

Summing up all this, it is only you who can overcome the drawbacks of anything. Learning can never be enough until you restrict it. Allow all the DU exposure to develop your personality to be more striking.  Additionally, know yourself better and choose wisely to be more competitive.

If you are a DU aspirant, you can register online on the official website of DU. Only 12 days are left.

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Nishu Malik

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