New Delhi: The current trend of admission in Delhi University colleges shows that students are fast losing their interest in literature as well as in Indian language courses. Startling disclosure has come out of third cut-off list of the university.

A number of seats in Sanskrit (Hons) and Hindi (Hons) courses are vacant in a number of DU colleges despite low pass out this year.

However, fact is that teachers of the university consider both courses as better career options. It is easy to get admission in these courses of the university if percentage of your marks is between 40 -69 percent.

There are a few seats still vacant in Sanskrit (Hons) courses in 24 colleges while 28 colleges have seats vacant for admission into Hindi (Hons) courses.

At Mata Sundri College those having 40-45 percentage of marks are getting direct admission while at another college of the university Jakir Hussain (Evening college), all those who had applied are getting admissions.

Strangely, except for a few colleges most of the top colleges of the university have cut-offs between 45-50 percent in Sanskrit (Hons) course while in Hindi (Hons) cut off is between 52-69 percent.

Those seeking admission in LSR, Gargi, Janaki Devi Memorial, Kamala Nehru, Lakshmi Bai, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Rajdhani and Shivaji colleges must have 45 percent marks besides, the applicant must have studied Sanskrit  at lower level classes.

Lamenting over the declining number of students opting for Sanskrit course, Dr TN Ojha, Head Hindi Department , Maharaja Agrasen college said that the current  trend of admission in Sanskrit (Hons) courses is really shocking.

JPN