Business/Management studies is one of the last courses in Delhi University which still has an entrance exam which makes it really special. Regarded as a professional course, students pursuing the course have to often think and work outside the world of books. In comparison with other courses like B.Com and Economics, Bachelor in Business Studies (BBS) has much less number of seats in Delhi University, only 3 colleges offer it currently. Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS), a course introduced to the erstwhile FYUP batch is offered by 6 colleges and has been reintroduced in place of BBS, although there isn’t much difference between the two courses except for the names.
This is my experience of pursuing Business Studies in DU:
1. Resume Madness:
Everyone gets in the race of updating their resume/CV from day one. The resume madness gets to you so much that each little thing makes you think “Will this benefit my resume?”
2. On the run of doing an internship:
We’re always eyeing placement cell mails and internship websites to see if there are any internships there for us. In fact, most of us forget the joy of sitting back and relaxing during the summer and winter breaks, instead we tire ourselves by doing internships. It is one of the most talked about topic in college as well.
3. When is the next BMS entrance?
People are always asking this question from us even though we have no idea when it happens and how it happens, considering the fact that DU guidelines on BMS/BBS admissions change almost every year!
4. Which specialization to take?
This question troubles us from semester 1, although we select our specialization – Marketing, HR or Finance in the Fifth semester. We keep asking our seniors about it, who themselves don’t have an idea
5. Placement? MBA?
This question is always on our mind from semester 1 as well, although most of us stay confused till the end. The opinion of the majority however lies towards the placement, and MBA or any other postgraduate degree is either considered an alternative or something we’d want to pursue in the future.
This article was written by Kartikeya Bhatotia for DU Beat.
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