Delhi University has announced 40 subjects as academic or elective subjects which will be obtainable as Discipline 1 (honours) courses in the upcoming session of 2014-15.
All other subjects other than these, notified the university on the academic subjects and procedure for calculating best-of-four percentage for courses in which admission is done on such basis, must be treated as non-elective. All Discipline 1 subjects must have at least a 70% component of theory exam (excluding internal assessment, continuous evaluation, etc) for being treated as academic or elective subject.
As far as the FYUP is concerned, the academic or elective subject to be offered for admission in Discipline 1 courses include physics, chemistry, botany, geology, zoology, anthropology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, maths, statistics, computer science, instrumentation, food technology, psychology, electronics, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian, commerce, economics, political science, history, geography, philosophy, home science, physical education, sociology, polymer science, music, Punjabi, social work, French, German, Italian and Spanish. However, home science, music and physical education will be treated as academic or elective only for honours in home science, music and physical education, respectively. The university also notified that biology and business studies will be treated as academic or elective subjects.
The admission guidelines identify the calculation of best-of-four subjects percentage in one language (core/elective/functional), subject in which admission is sought (Discipline 1) and any other two academic or elective subjects. However, if a candidate has not studied the subject in which she is seeking admission in Discipline 1, then a disadvantage of 2% may be imposed on the calculated best-of-four percentage.
Business studies, home science, physical education and music have also been notified as academic or elective subjects which students can opt for honours degree admission.
Source: The Times of India