One of the most popular courses conducted at the University of Delhi — Bachelor of management studies (BMS) — will conduct admissions through an entrance examination, to be held on June 26. Based on the entrance test results, shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. A merit list will be prepared, giving 50% weighting to the entrance test score, 30% weighting to class XII results and 20% weighting to the interview. The format of the entrance test however remains the same as previous years. "The exam will continue to be an objective-type paper with four sections: quantitative ability, reasoning and analytical ability, general English along with business and general awareness. The candidate will be required to attempt 100 questions in 120 minutes. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. Marking of multiple answers for one question shall be treated as a wrong answer," informed Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, students' welfare, DU. This year onwards, the exam will be conducted in six cities, namely, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
The proposed list of colleges to offer the new course is likely to include Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, SGTB Khalsa College, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Maharaja Agrasen College and College of Vocational Studies, among others. The programme replaces three business courses offered at DU earlier — Bachelor of business studies, Bachelor of financial analysis and Bachelor of business economics.
Maths no Longer Compulsory for Commerce
Till last year, most colleges were not accepting students in the honours programme of commerce, without mathematics. Consequently, a large number of students who had pursued commerce without mathematics in their class XII were deprived of admission in different colleges It has been now decided that requirement of mathematics for all categories of students will be removed for admission to the Bachelor with honours in commerce. Therefore, inclusion of mathematics will not be an additional eligibility criterion for admission to the course Non-maths students wanting to study commerce as their Discipline 1 subject, can rejoice. To apply for the course, they will not need to have studied mathematics at the class XII level.