For first time ever, Open School draws Class XII toppers
Though the admission procedure for the School of Open Learning started after a long delay of over a month, on June 29, yet it did so with a surprise. For the very first time ever in the history of SOL, six students with an aggregate of 100% in their best-of-four subjects enrolled themselves for the B.Com (H) course offered by it.
There have been about 20,000 registrations and 2,000 admissions till Friday night. 55 candidates, out of these, have an aggregate between 95% and 99% in best-of –four subjects.
The School of Open Learning, Delhi University, offers five undergraduate courses which are: B.Com (H), B.Com, BA Programme, BA (H) English and BA (Hons) Political Science. The application process for all the programs, except BA Programme, is conducted through online mode from this year.
"Six students who have registered for admission have 100% aggregate in best-of-four. This is the first time that such high scorers are opting for open and distance learning courses. We used to get high scorers earlier as well, but this time the numbers are pretty high. Fifty-five students who have taken admission since Monday have a best-of-four aggregate between 95% and 99%. A majority of them are in B.Com (H)," said CS Dubey, Chairman, Campus of Open Learning.
"Many students want to pursue CA, which is not possible to pursue alongside a regular degree course. However, they can pursue CA as well as B.Com (H) from SOL. Another reason is that many students start preparing for tougher entrance exams like CAT. For that you need any undergraduate degree. So these students take admission here and prepare for these entrances staying at home," said Dubey in response to the question as to why these high scorers opted for SOL.
Over 1.3 Lakh students are admitted annually for the last three years.