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B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science or B.Tech: What Should You Choose?

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The admission process can be really stressful and that’s why The Quint, along with College Dekho, is here to answer all your admission related queries.

Send us your sawaal to eduqueries@thequint.com and we’ll get them answered for you.

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I have scored 94.6% in PCM, English and Computer Science in my CBSE Class 12 board exam. I am interested in taking admission in DU with computer science. Which is a better option between B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science from DU or B.Tech from any other private college?
Ash King

Hi,
Congratulations on securing a great score in class 12 boards.

If you’re looking at pursuing B.Tech, you should have cleared the JEE main exam or any college/state level or university level engineering entrance exam basis which admission will be granted to you. You should opt for a B.Tech degree if you manage to get admission in a good B.Tech private college.

On the other hand, if you wish to go for an affordable and cost effective degree, you can opt for a B.Sc from DU and then do a Master’s level course basis your specialisation interest.

B.Sc would be a three-year course and B.Tech a four-year course.

Looking at placements, both the degrees will provide similar initial packages post completion of the course. Although B.Tech is a superior degree to B.Sc in Computer Science, the value of DU is superior to that of a private engineering college (barring the top private engineering colleges as per the NIRF Rankings 2018). We suggest you choose according to your future goals and after careful assessment of the course structures of both B.Tech and B.Sc.

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I have all the required documents for admission in DU except the transfer certificate and character certificate. In this situation, can I still secure admission or will it create a problem for me? 
Nishant Tyagi

Hi Nishant,

You will require both transfer and character certificates for admission in Delhi University. You may check the complete list of documents required for DU Admissions here.

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My best score is 86 (Physics, Biology, English and Physical Education). My PCB percentage is 73 and PCB+English percentage is 78.5. So, for DU, which percentage should I consider if I want to go for B.Sc (Hons) Biological Science and Biomedical Sciences?
Sunyna Saun

Hi Sunyna,

For B.Sc course in DU, selection is made on the basis of marks obtained in the aggregate of the three science subjects you have opted for. For B.Sc in Biological Science, the subjects should be Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with at least 55% in the aggregate of three subjects and passing in one mandatory language subject, English with 50%.

However, for B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences, in addition to the above mentioned criteria, if you opted for Maths in class 12 and were successful in achieving over 60% in the subject, you will be given an advantage of 3% over and above your aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biochemistry.

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My daughter has cleared her class 12 exam in Arts in 2016 with 50% in English, Hindi, Economics, Geography and History. Do tell me which field is better for her – BCA or Mass Communication? 
Neeraj Behal

Dear Neeraj,
Before finalising a career path for your daughter, it is very important that you understand her future aspirations and interest areas.

Given the combination of subjects she has studied, the opportunities and course options are plenty. She can pursue a B.A specialisation in any of the subjects she has studied, and prepare for Civil Services alongside; or she can choose from the niche courses like Event Management, Fashion Design, Hotel Management, Journalism and Mass Communication. There are several good private colleges that she can seek admission in based on her interest areas.

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