onestly I think, people do not even think much before joining Delhi University. Only when they are settled in a college and all hope is lost to shift to a better one, do they start to wonder. How is life at DU?
I will be (hopefully) graduating this may from Gargi college, Delhi University. So, I feel entitled to an opinion about life at DU 🙂
Firstly, Life at DU has not just 50 but 1000s of shades(lol). Every single person you talk to will tell you a drastically different experience. But whatever they do, it surely changes you completely. Now you would ask me , how can there be so much difference in experiences?
Well just to list out a few, there will be PG people , hostel people and then some who like me slog most of their days in metro and buses. Trust me, it makes all the difference in the world. I remember my friends used to be so excited to go back to their home states, as I used to be everyday to just reach home after a 1 hour metro ride and 1 hour bus journey(lol).
When I used to reach home, I would be immensely cranky till, I had eaten alot and slept. SO yaah.
If you are more into eco soc or debating, then you would be living a different scenario. For me, although I really wanted to continue with my dancing days, I was sure to be balancing everything. So dint opt for dance, and instead did internships and economics society.
Overall the studies are just last minute exam preparations to get through finals. You will have 25 marks internals, these solely depend on your teacher. You could get a sweet one, who marks you just for an assignment or a not so sweet one, who could take 4–5 tests for just one semester.
The attendance criteria is 66% minimum to sit for your exams. Although I have seen people not attend even a single class, and give either medical or something else. Some teachers may get a little touchy about you coming late to class and not let you enter. But mostly they would understand.
feel your group will decide a lot how your life at DU turns out to be.
Then lastly obviously, DU fests, they feel just like a festival. We used to go shopping our outfits, be excited for it and forget all about tests and assignments. But this craze does get toned down with each year(haha).
Also, for me it comprised meeting so many people from so many different cultures and backgrounds. I was a bit tough in the beginning to get everyone on the same page, but eventually everyone learns to live and grow together and it really changes your worldview and broadens your horizons.
All in all, It would be a great journey which you are bound to enjoy.
Hope I could answer your question.