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Delhi University To Set 4 Years UG Honours Course

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4 Yrs Undergraduate Honours Course At DU
In the next big reform after the Semester system this year, Delhi University plans to convert its coveted Undergraduate honours programmes into four year courses by July 2013. Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh said, “The move will give colleges more freedom to set courses based on the needs of students."

Replacing the current programmes would be a multi-disciplinary four-year programme with exit options at the end of second and third years. Those who exit the course at the end of two and three years will be awarded Diploma and Degree respectively while those who complete all four years will be eligible for receiving the honours degree with specialization.

This proposal is yet in the the initial stages, which involves the colleges in the formulation of course they teach. Dinesh Singh also said, “A certain number of course will be left to the preferences of colleges so that a sense of involvement and ownership is created. This will also encourage colleges to find out what students want to study instead of sticking to a rigid system." The University hopes to have a full fledged credit system in place when the 2013 session begins, giving DU students the freedom to choose course from different constituent colleges. This will effectively give a student the option of taking up and gaining credits for a course on offer at another college.

The credit transfer system will also facilitate international exchange of students of Delhi University, where they can gain credits for participation in sports and other co-curricular activities.

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