Ans: If you have a very clear preference for a subject/discipline, choose discipline over college. However, in case you are still exploring your interests and if you want to pursue other interests besides studies, choose a college on the basis of the opportunities and the environment they offer.
Ans: Yes, these courses are different. B.A. Programme is a more general course where a set of disciplines/subjects are studied with an equal weightage. It does not lead to specialization in a particular subject. On the other hand, B.A. Honours is a course which focuses on one discipline/ subject only. A student enrolled for a B. A. Honours in a discipline studies 18 papers (14 core papers + 4 optional papers) of that particular discipline over 3 years.
Ans: There would be a combination of subjects which are offered by each college. You have to choose from those combinations and study them for the next three years. Please refer to the prospectus for the combinations being offered, and the criteria to qualify for a combination.
Ans: The medium of teaching and learning is Hindi and English. You have a choice to learn and write in either of the languages. The subject is taught bilingually.
Ans: AECC is Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course .It is studied by all first-year students. The course has two modules, taught over two semesters. One is a language course. Miranda House currently offers classes in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Bengali. The other module is a course in Environmental Science. These are both credit courses (i.e., the marks are included in the final grade). So, yes, B.A. Programme students also need to do these courses.
Ans: Yes, English is a compulsory language course. You have to study two languages as a part of the B. A. Programme: English and one Indian language, in the first and second years (i.e, over two semesters). For example, if you choose English and Hindi, you would be doing one paper each of both the languages in the first two years. In practice this means one language paper per semester. Miranda House also offers other language options in lieu of Hindi, like Sanskrit and Bengali.
Ans: Hindi as a language is compulsory for B.A. Programme students. (Please see prospectus for the structure of the B.A. Programme.) Hindi as a Discipline subject is a choice a student may opt for. Hindi as a language is taught only for two semesters whereas Hindi as a Discipline subject is taught for 3 years, in all 6 semesters.
Ans: This is a subject taken up by the student from a domain other than the one she is specializing in. The student is expected to take one Generic Elective Course paper each in the first four semesters.
Ans: At Miranda House, students are encouraged to follow the following format: to study the same GE for all the four semesters or to study GEs in the 2 + 2 format i.e. 2 GEs from one Department and the next two GEs from another Department.
Ans: B.Sc. Programme is a more general course where a set of science disciplines/subjects are studied with an equal weightage. It does not lead to specialization in a particular subject. On the other hand, B.Sc. Honours is a course which focuses on one science discipline/ subject only. A student enrolled for a B. Sc. Honours in a discipline studies 18 papers (14 core papers + 4 optional papers) of that particular discipline in 3 years.
Ans: Three subjects, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics, each having equal weightage, are taught as a part of this course. The college does not offer the combination Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the BSc Physical Science course.
Ans: Hostel seats are proportionately divided amongst all courses. As the number of out-station students is very large, the allocation of hostel seats is based on merit. Please check College Prospectus (Admissions 2020-21) for exact details.