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DU Introduces 4-yr Bachelor Degree Prgm From 2013

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DU To Have 4-Year Degree Prgm From 2013
Delhi University has come across a decision to introduce a four-year Bachelor's Degree programme from the upcoming year 2013. The authorities are working towards bringing up an student oriented degree course, which shall be added in the curriculum of first year students.

The Dean of the Academic activities Malashri Lal says "The new syllabus will be a project-oriented and handson, offering greater flexibility of choice. The recent academic congress initiated by the VC, in which more than 3,000 students and parents participated, was held to get an idea of what kind of courses they aer looking for their expectations from the university, where sports and extracurricular activities stand, and more."

"In the meetings, everyone was keen to have an integrated syllabi, flexibility to opt for varied subjects, quality IT capability, project, field work and internship opportunities in every discipline. We are trying to integrate all this in order to formulate the new curriculum", she added.

Malashri further explained that the plan for 4-year programmes involves credit points system and various exit options for students. Students will be awarded credit points for both academics as well as extra-curricular activities. The credit system is not new as many universities in India have credit transfers including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

This new scheme will offer exit options to students. Yes! If they (Students) opt to exit after 2 years, it will be notified as a diploma. After third year, it will be a general degree and an honours degree on completion of the full 4 year programme.

However, the final plan has to go through the academic council meeting. Though there is a little to develop the new course, we have a large faculty and we will manage to do it; said Ajay K Arora principal of Deshbandhu College.

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