Delhi University is considering opening a center for job oriented courses for students enrolled in the school for open learning. Further discussions will take place in the meeting at the academic council on March 22. The director at the campus of open learning, Payal Mago said “This centre will house a media centre and will provide online and experiential learning courses to students. To enhance the employability of students of the School of Open Learning (SOL), these will be skills-based courses and tailored as per their needs.”
She mentioned that many of her students while pursuing graduation were also looking into their family businesses and the centre seeks to offer courses that will teach students how to manage businesses and increase profitability.
“Students will also get to learn basic computer skills and some languages that will help them,” Payal Mago, said. The centre plans to initiate 3 courses, a post graduate diploma in library automation services, a journalism diploma in English and Hindi, and Mushroom Cultivation.
The classes will be held on a hybrid basis. The offline and online class ratio will either have a 50-50 ratio or a 60-40 ratio. “Students will get hands-on learning. For instance, in journalism, they will have to do internships, and in mushroom cultivation, they will be taught how to cultivate five types of mushrooms, and for that, we have identified five nodal points,” the director at the campus of open learning stated.
Delhi’s Hansraj College will conduct the journalism course, while for the other courses, experts have been recognized. Students won’t have to pay any hefty amount to enrol for these courses as they will be conducted on a non-profit basis. The courses will be in sync with the National Education Policy.
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