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2.30 pm Jun 03, 2013

On DU English (Hons) admissions

Interact with Professor Sumanyu Satpathy, head of the Department of English at Delhi University, to better understand the admissions process in DU colleges for English (Hons).
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  • How to join part time foundation course? Asked by: Urmi
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Not possible.
  • How to improve fluency in English? Asked by: Priya
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Our Foundation courses and other courses will help you.
  • Will 4 yr degree course in English, lead to a job? Asked by: Kamya
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Of course! That is the whole idea! It is now going to be a "professional" degree. Apart from DC1 (English) you will have done (at the end of 4 years)many other courses (Applied, Foundation and DC2), each of which is meant to empower the student in terms of skills, knowledge-base and hands-on learning. This is in sharp contrast to the purely academic degree BA (Hon) used to be earlier.
  • How to improve English grammer? Asked by: laxman
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Our compulsory Foundation Course on Language, Literature, Creativity (II) might help.
  • Will joining the BA English honours course help in someone later wanting to be in Journalism? Asked by: Pawan
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Yes, certainly. We also have an applied course related to journalism. Pl check our syllabi on the DU website. The univ offers other related DC2 courses too.
  • What is the eligibility criteria from this year onwards? Asked by: Deepanshu
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy There is no CATE this year. Admissions are on the basis of cut-offs. everyone has a very good chance.
  • How can I improve my English for admission test? Asked by: laxman
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy There is no CATE this year.
  • What is the procedure for admission to BA English hons from 2013? Asked by: Anu
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy We call it DC1 in English. It is Honours only in the 4th year (7th and 8th semesters). Admissions are given on the basis of cut-off marks in each college.
  • How to prepare for Common Aptitude Test for English (CATE)? Asked by: Honey
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy There is no CATE this year.
  • What is the minimum percentage required for CATE? Asked by: leena
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy There is not CATE this year.
  • Sir, what do you think will be the cut-offs in STephens and Hindu? Which are the other colleges which have decent English departments? Asked by: Jyoti
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy Difficult to predict now. St Stephens is a minority institution and follows a different set of procedures from those of Hindu.
  • Which college is best in DU for English (Hons)? Asked by: Rohit
  • Prof Sumanyu Satpathy We do not grade our departments across colleges. Students and parents do. We have the same syllabi and we appoint teachers through the same processes. Every college is as good as any other in this university.

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