The Delhi University School of Open Learning (DU SOL) has seen exponential growth in admissions to the Political Science course this year. The DU SOL offers five UG programs to its applicants which also include 3 honor courses in English, Commerce, and Political Science.
DU SOL offers these courses through distance learning mode, a convenient way in which the students do not have to attend classes in person. Instead, the students can just take admissions and appear for the exam.
As per reports, more than 1 lakh applicants are offered admissions to DU SOL across India every academic year.
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DU SOL has reported that it has received more than 95000 applications for admission in 2020. The application process for admission to various UG courses was started on 20th October and it will remain open till November 30.
According to the DU SOL, the BA program has received the maximum number of applications for admission numbering 16328 while the B Com program is a distant second with 6355 applications.
For honors courses, political science saw the highest applicants numbering 3857 which was closely followed by commerce at 2365, and English bringing up the rear with 1063 applicants.
DU SOL Officiating principal Mr. Umashanka Pandy has confirmed that more than 30000 applications have been approved and their registration fees have been received. He further said that apart from the regular courses offered by the institute, they also saw an increasing demand for BA (Hons) Political Science course.
However, he did not provide a number or figure which could give a clear idea of the percentage of increase. The institute also confirmed that around 46.2% of the total applications have been received from female candidates.
The principal Mr.Umashankar said in a separate statement that more than 14000 students took admission to various courses last year while BA (Hons) English and B Com (Hons) received around 5000 and 8000 enrolments respectively.
According to him, if the trend continues to stay the same way, then the Political Science course is bound to see more admissions from students all over India.