DU Language Courses like Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, etc did witness less few admissions after the 5th cut-off admissions were complete. Some DU colleges have around 50 per cent vacant seats while others have 3 to 5 per cent vacant seats for now.
Courses like Bengali, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Punjabi witnesses the deepest slide I.e. below 50 per cent admission. Hence, these undergraduate programs became the least taken this year.
STATUS OF DU LANGUAGE COURSE- SANSKRIT:
Sanskrit Honors is only provided by 29 DU colleges out of 69. Hence, even with the less number of colleges, the number of applications is very less. Bhatti College, West Delhi offers 50 seats in the language course of Sanskrit. However, only 30 seats have been filled so far. Hence, the college is lacking applications even after the release of 5 cut-offs in total.
Asha Tewari, head of Sanskrit Department, Bharti College says that the varsity is at blame. Hence, the lack of career awareness programs for these courses makes the students think that it is worthless. However, a vast variety of opportunities are available for these courses also.
DU has a rule that a student who was unable to take admissions in 1st list even after meeting the eligibility criteria will not be allowed admission in the next list in the same college. Hence, admission applications are also lessened this way. Mrs Asha Tewari says, ”meritorious students are lost this way as they are unable to take admissions they have already missed.”
The cut-offs have seemed a constant decrease in the DU Language Courses throughout the years. For the year 2019, the lowest cut-off for Sanskrit, Punjabi, and Bengali was 45 per cent. The cut-offs for Urdu were as low as 40 per cent. 2018 also witnessed a downward trend in language course admissions.
Language department seats vacant in Hindu College:
For Sanskrit Honors, reserved category seats are yet vacant. Hence, 46 out of 49 seats are occupied in this popular college. Satesh Kumar Mishra, assistant professor in Hindu says the upcoming New Education Policy focuses on Indian language courses. Hence, there has been an upward trend in DU Language Courses as compared to last year.
DU Language Course – Pali
Pali is one such course which is very less taken. Students opting this course often move abroad for research work or study for competitive exams. Hence, they think that these courses will often less paid jobs.
Brajesh Kumar Pandey, from School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies in JNU, says “Language courses offer great government and private jobs. Hence, they are offered remuneration up to 1lakh a month.