The day an 18 year old steps out of his world of controlled freedom, he feels he has had a hard time doing as directed by his parents, seniors and guardians. But he does not realize the importance of their judgmental abilities until he himself steps into their shoes and stands amidst the array of decisions to be taken. After the sudden realization you might have experienced after reading the previous statement, lighten up. This is just to make you feel that you are grown up and can take your own decisions.

Before every other twist and turn that is added to your life after you leave school and enter college there is one very important issue to be addressed. WHAT IN COLLEGE? (By what I mean what course and not the other possible thoughts that you might have had:P)

Apart from the very sought after and well known courses like B.Com(Hons), B.com (prog), B.A  Hons(Economics), B.Sc hons (Maths) and a lot of others , there is one course that definitely deserves a lot  more limelight than it actually gets-Bachelor of Business Studies(BBS). Formally it is
the only undergraduate management course offered by the Delhi University in which you can secure admission by way of 3 levels of rigorous testing-
joint entrance test, group discussion and personal  interview. And informally bole toh if you have that crazy instinct in you of being an all-time multitasking business fellow, BBS is probably the best course to land up into.

What? When? Where? Why? How? Etc….etc.….. I know these are the first things to pop up into your mind.Wait. A story that unfolds in parts is more interesting and transfixing.:)

First of all What?-Bachelor of Business Studies is a three year full time professional degree Undergraduate program, that is approved by the University Grants Commission and Delhi University (DU). So don’t worry
you’ll be under the DU umbrella.

Where?–The course is offered at 3 colleges in the Delhi University-Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS/CBS), Deen Dayal Upadhyay College (DDU) and Keshav Mahavidyalya(KMV). Since CBS
was the first institution to initiate this sort of a curriculum, it is the FATHER OF BBS and is best known in the University for imparting management education.

How? After having done through the stressful boards, don’t get happy that sooner. Studies haven’t still left your side. One might call this as
a part of studies but I call it aptitude that you don’t mug, you learn it. 12 th class students can apply online  for the JOINT ENTRANCE TEST and can seek admission to 3 courses altogether –BBS(offered at the above 3 colleges), BFIA (bachelor of finance and investment analysis offered only at SSCBS) and BBE (bachelor of business economics offered at several colleges in DU).

Entrance test even after 12th boards?Really ?

Fortunately as well as unfortunately yes. Unfortunately because I know it comes as a shock to those who felt books are a thing of past now. And fortunately yes because it is only this extra aptitude that gives you an extra edge over the remaining undergraduate students in DU.

After clearing the entrance, the shortlisted candidates are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Finally a rank is calculated on the following basis:-

50 % weightage is given to the joint entrance test score

30% weightage is given to the 12 the class board results.

10 % weightage is given to group discussion and personal interview each.

On the basis of this score final admissions take place. The entrance takes place in the first week of June and results are also declared quite soon. Out of about 15-20000 applicants each year, only around 300 students are selected. So the pick up ratio is completely stringent and qualitative.


For me the reason was to explore a new way-different from what others were doing. Each one might have his/her own reason. So peep into yourself and find the reason. The college and course have lots in store for you. So prepare yourself and then you will be warmly welcomed.

Future prospects?

BBS at CBS is renowned in the entire DU for excellent placement records. 5 years down the line you might find yourself seated in a comfortable armchair as the CEO or some senior executive at some corporate biggie likeBain Capability Centre, CBRE, AT Kearney, McKinsey KC, Inductis, and FuturesFirst etc.

Take a smart and informed decision. Good luck.:)

Rashi Arora
Correspondent – UE

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