December 6, 2013,
Just few more months to go when the grueling session of the Delhi University admissions will begin all over again and the confusion with courses and cut offs will start heating up. In the last admission season of 2013, MapMyTalent team was part of the panel for counseling of students who were aspiring for various courses in Delhi University. We were flooded with queries from the parents and students. Year after year the nature of queries has not changed much. Although there were many queries due to the newly introduced 4 years Bachelors program at Delhi University. Some of frequently asked questions were like "Can I Make it to College A or College B of Delhi University for a particular course?"
No doubt some of these colleges have done very well in past and have gained positions in the list of Top colleges in India in various disciplines, But in our own experience it really should not matter much, if you study form these colleges may be you will get preference in the first job but “is the goal to secure first job or having a series of good jobs which match with your strengths, qualifications and preferences”?????
The answer is obvious, all the colleges in Delhi University offer the same degree, have best teachers, teach the same syllabus and list can go on and on. So rather than being overly concerned about the Best college we should be concerned about the course. Because it is the course that will become the foundation of your career. And it is on the basis of this course that you can choose your PG course and get jobs. So choice of course that compliments your aptitudes and personality is the key to successful career.
Another question that is frequently asked is to compare B Com with BMS (BBA/BBS) course and which one should be chosen. I would like to put it out for all the aspiring parents and students that B Com is a more versatile course and during the course one is prepared for careers in finance and accounting and many commerce related subjects are taught. After this course one has the option of choosing from many courses from diverse fields like commerce, finance, business management etc.
On the other hand BMS is a professional course and prepares a student for careers in the field of business management in various specialization areas like marketing, finance, Human resource etc. Now whether one should choose B Com or BMS depends on two main aspects, what are the strengths of that person (Aptitudes and personality) and what is overall career goal of that person and how these courses fit in that Big Picture.
If you are very sure you want to manage people, finance or markets and products then you should choose BMS but If you want to keep flexibility in future career options then may be you should choose B Com (Provided that your aptitudes and personality match the chosen course)
So actually it should all begin with a proper planning as to where one would like to be and then analyzing the pros and cons of various courses and how well they fit with the overall career plan. Like somebody had very beautifully put “ If you do not know where you want to go and you take any road it really does not matter, you will reach somewhere.”
You need to ask, you want to reach somewhere or …..?????