The department of commerce came into existence in 1967 after the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) separated it from the composite department of economics and commerce. This was done to cope with the rapid expansion and growing importance of business education in the country.
The master of human resource and organisational development (MHROD) programme of the department of commerce has been designed to cater to the growing needs of the business industry.
The two-year masters programme in international business (MIB) lays emphasis on various aspects of international business, including global marketing and international financial management. Apart from these courses, the department also offers MCom, MPhil and PhD programmes.
The admission notification is advertised in October. The sale of the prospectus and application forms begins in the last week of October and the last date for submission of application forms is in January. Application forms can be obtained from the department of commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi against a bank draft of Rs 500. The draft should be drawn in favour of the Registrar, University of Delhi, and payable at the State Bank of India Service Branch (Code 7687), Delhi. Application forms can also be downloaded from www.commercedsedu.org. You can write to Delhi School of Economics, department of commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi- 110007 for more information.
You should have a bachelors degree in any discipline from the University of Delhi or any other university recognised as an equivalent, with at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate. Those appearing for the final year degree examination may also apply.
A common entrance test is held in February in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Lucknow and Mumbai.
Pattern of exam
The common entrance test follows the same pattern as CAT, but it also includes a section on general knowledge and general awareness. In this test, data interpretation is included as a part of logical reasoning, English comprehension and quantitative analysis. Shortlisted candidates are called for a group discussion and a personal interview.
How to prepare
The section on English covers objective-type questions on comprehension, usage (sentence correction and fill in the blanks) and vocabulary. GMAT by Barron is a good option for preparing for this section. Polish your grammar skills with books like Wren and Martin. To enrich your vocabulary, refer to Better English and 30 Days - A More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis.
For quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning, you need to understand the concepts and practise calculating quickly. You could refer to books like Quantitative Aptitude by Abhijit Guha, Objective Question Bank (mathematics) by R.K. Gupta and J.P. Arya and Test of Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal. The section on data interpretation generally has questions based on bar charts, line curves, text blocks or pie charts.
For general knowledge, read books like the CSR Yearbook. Read newspapers regularly and also focus on the business page for an understanding of current business trends.
sample test paper
Choose a phrase or word similar in meaning to the capitalised word.
a) Horror b) Nuisance c) Gain d) Blessing
a) Unimpressive b) Mournful c) Moist d) Impious
If in the function f(x) = x 2 + 5x 7, we are free to put any real x, then which of the following cant be a value of f(x) '
a) 14 b) 0 c) 2004 d) 11.5
Seven people enter a lift. The lift stops at three floors. At each floor, no one enters the lift, but at least one person leaves. After the three floor stops, the lift is empty. In how many ways can this happen '
a) 37 b) 37 3.27 c) 37 3.27 + 3 3 d)3 7 3.27
Which Indian company is pursuing equity participation in Beijing Gas Co. and Beijing Jianging Gas for the implementation of CNG projects in China'
a) Reliance b) GAIL c) ONGC d) NTPC