and CA together?
Varsity puts its foot down
(C)HT Metro Pg-6, 13th June 2012
IMPOSSIBLE FEAT for many
students, B.Com (hons) is plan B in case they fail to be chartered accountants.
But not any more.DU’ s semester system makes pursuing both
courses together arduous.
New Delhi: Many dream of becoming chartered accountants but keep
an honours degree in commerce as a back-up But
University’s new policy will make it impossible for students to
do both courses at the same time.
Making the cut for B.Com (honours) in DU is already one of
the most difficult things in the academic circles currently what with
sought-after colleges such as Shri
for Commerce, Lady
and 96 per cent for admission.
Similarly a career in chartered accountancy (CA) is one of the
most sought-after in the country, considering the huge number of students that
enroll themselves in this course every year. However, only a select few make
“Students these days want to do multiple things at the same
time. Everyone is looking for shortcuts. The university new policy strives to
put a curb on students pursuing both courses at the same time, keeping in mind
the time a students needs to put in for both;” said a senior DU official.
“The semester system has made it virtually impossible for
students to pursue both courses together. Earlier, it was possible for a
student to make up for the lost attendance during the course of a year, but now
students just cannot cope with the pressure of the two courses to gether,” said
Poonam Sethi, who teaches at Hindu College.
According to teachers and university officials, the
move was made to ensure that only those students who want to pursue B.Com
(honours) seriously take up the course
But a majority of students still believe that they can
pursue both courses together and in fact take admission in DU under this wrong
impression.In fact, several students who showed up at the open Day sessions
conducted by the university earlier this month were looking to pursue both
courses at the same time, which officials say is going to be very difficult.
“B.Com (honours) is a highly competitive and difficult
course. Also, several students with brilliant marks are vying for every seat.
Students who want to pursue CA should stick to that,” the university official
Also, the make-up of the classroom will undergo a change in
accordance to the new rules, say teachers.
Officials say that students who want to pursue the two
courses together can pursue B.Com from the University’s School of open Learning
“This restriction will improve the complexion of the classroom. Students will take classes more seriously and
will see better results. Earlier, there were times when the entire classroom
would be empty as all students were busy taking CA exams,” Sethi added.