New Delhi, Nov 28: Delhi University has changed the nomenclature of at least 12 degrees offered by it, following instructions from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to abide by the names notified in its gazette.
"In order to comply with the list of approved degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956 nomenclature of few degrees have been changed by the Delhi University," official notification said.
The Master of Comparative Law has now been amended to LLM (Comparative Law), Master of Human Resource and Organisational Development (MHROD) to Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Development) - MBA(HRD) and Master of International Business (MIB) to Master of Business Administration (International Business). [DU to launch skill-based courses]
B.Tech/B.S Innovation with Mathematics and IT has been replaced with B.Tech Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations. The four-year B.Tech Humanities course has been modified to three-year B.A Hons.(Humanities and Social Sciences).
"A change in nomenclature of the B.Tech degree shall also be applicable to students who were admitted in academic sessions 2011-2015, 2012-2016, 2013-2017," the notification said. The Master of Mathematics Education has been replaced with M.Sc (Mathematics Education). [DU to send teachers abroad for Masters courses]
"A change in nomenclature of the Meta University concept degree from Master of Mathematics Education to M.Sc Mathematics Education shall also be placed before all competent authorities of Jamia Milia Islamia for necessary approval at the earliest. "The students enroled under the Meta University concept will be awarded a joint degree carrying logos of both the universities," it said.
Few undergraduate degrees whose nomenclature have been changed include:
- Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE) to B.A (Honours) Business Economics
- Bachelor of Finance and Investment Analysis (BFIA) to Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis),
- Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass Communication (B.M.M.M.C) to B.A (Multimedia & Mass Communication) (M.M.M.C)
- B.A. Honours Journalism and Mass Communication to B.A (Honours) Journalism.
Similarly, The B.A Honours in Music would be known as B.A (Honours) Music (Hindustani), B.A (Honours) Music (Karnatak) and B.A (Honours) Music (Percussion). The Masters of Business Economics (MBE) has been replaced with M.A (Business Economics).
The amendments to the ordinances and appendices of the university have been made after they were given the nod by the varsity's Executive Council (EC) in a meeting held in July this year. Besides the nomenclature, the scheme of examination and course content have also been modified for certain degree courses.
"A notification describing the modifications in this regard has been sent to all the colleges offering these courses," a senior DU official said. [No semester system yet at Delhi University's School of Open Learning]
Delhi University had modified names of few degrees after it introduced the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) last year. As the FYUP was rolled back earlier this year following pressure from UGC, DU had to modify the nomenclature of those degrees.
UGC had also directed other universities to abide by its norms for awarding degrees and refrain from using any such 'unconventional' name which has not been notified in the commission's gazette.