Delhi University School of open learning is being a center of attraction for students this year. Students with 90% and above in their 10+2 are more inclined towards the school of open learning instead of regular colleges due to its feasibility and time saving module.
More than 2000 students with high scores in their boards have enrolled themselves in the Delhi University Distance-Education institution. 680 students pursued B.Com (H) while 621 took BA and B.Com Programme followed by 156 students who enrolled in English hons.
95,000 applications were received this year in which most applications were of students preparing for competitive exams. Professors at SOL agree that because the mode of education is distance it is a good option for students as such. DU SOL provides the same value in terms of education as the regular colleges so it shouldn’t be a problem for students.
From 2019 students are studying with CBCS ( Choice Based Credit system ), in 2015 regular colleges opted for the same, which means that students from SOL can shift to regular mode if they score more than 60 % in their semesters.
Majority of students are those who secured between 60% and 90%. For such students the number one preference is BA Programme with 34,886 students applying for their Undergrad program. 13,159 students applied in the BCom Programme, with Political science next in line with 9,056 Students. Students with lesser percentage were also heavily inclined towards the BA Programme.
“ SOL Caters to a lot of students from the economically weaker sections. Most of them work to support themselves and their families. For them, it is a good choice to take the distance learning options of BA and BCom Programme to be able to manage both work and studies,” said one of the professors.