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DU Admissions 2019: Why evening colleges do not offer science courses

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019

Evening classes include those subjects which can be completed in a set time and does not require labs,reports Aparna Sharma

Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a popular choice of the students, but evening colleges of Delhi University (DU) does not offer science courses. The courses are offered only by the regular colleges running in the day time.

Apart from BSc Mathematics (Honours), Delhi University has not introduced any science course in the evening colleges.

Some DU colleges such as Motilal Nehru, Dyal Singh, Pannalal Girdharlal Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (PGDAV), Satyawati, Sri Aurobindo, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Zakir Hussain Delhi colleges provide evening classes. 

“All science courses mandatorily require practical lessons that require long hours to complete. Also, we need laboratories along with dedicated staff to operate it. Most evening colleges include subjects that can be completed in a set time,” said Rajeev Gupta, dean of Student Welfare Department, Delhi University, while talking to Education Times.

These evening classes include courses such as BA in English, Political Science, Hindi, History (Honours), BA (Programme), BCom (Programme) and language courses.

Chemistry and physics laboratories are provided to students studying science in morning colleges and get closed after the morning shift. “Practicals take a long time, evening time is therefore not feasible,” said Gupta.

“Courses such as BA English and Social Science are gaining more popularity than the science courses,” said Gupta.

After the declaration of second cut-off, around 1,892 students were enrolled in the evening colleges and most of them opted for English and Political Science.

“Evening colleges were started to help students work in the day time and study in the evening. We aim to help students add to their qualification,” said Vijay Verma, dean of Dyal Singh College, DU.



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