It ensures that only the courses shall be merges but the overall intake, as part of its 4-year UG degree plan shall remain the same. This new step shall be into process from the upcoming academic year 2013-14 onwards. So, other than the traditional BA, Bsc and B.Com programmes, the business programmes are also to lose its identity.
The B-School programs include Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor of Financial Investment and Analysis (BFIA) and BS Hons Business Economics (BBE), which shall be merged into one course. Meetings have already been taken place to discuss the issue.
The committee, is yet to decide the name for the course which is to be merged into one. An official from the university said "A final decision on the merger plan is likely to be taken by the end of March, as the admission process for these courses starts earlier than the rest of the undergraduate courses which start from first week of April."
"There are 891 seats in all the three courses, with BBE having 554, 275 in BBS and 62 in BFIA. It is followed that DU will continue with the entrance exam for admissions. And hence, the overall intake shall not be affected by the merger" he added.
Director of Delhi University-South Campus Umesh Rai said "an off-shot of the commerce stream, many components of the three courses are common. Therefore, it makes sense to make it more interdisciplinary and less specialized." After all, at the Undergraduate level, one needs more integrated knowledge and less of specialization, he added.
A meeting is being held to bring out a final decision on the merged course. The name of the merged course shall be announced soon.