The undergraduate curriculum which is yet to be finalised will be finalised in the coming eight weeks, said the vice chancellor of Delhi University, Mr Yogesh Singh.
The undergraduate curriculum has recently been approved by the statutory bodies of the university under which the curriculum for the various courses need to be framed.
The university has to incorporate NEP (National Education Policy 2020) from the coming academic session under which the colleges will have to have a four year undergraduate programme.
As the new session is almost round the corner, Singh said the first year course structure and curriculum will be framed initially.
“The NEP committee and the other related panels met recently and it was decided that the course structure will be ready within the next two months. It will start with the first-year courses. As for the other years, it will be taken up subsequently. Our framework for the undergraduate curriculum is already there and approved, so it should not be a problem,” Singh stated.
It will also be the first time when students will have to clear the CU-CET for admission into a central university instead of the merit based rankings of the board examinations. Higher authorities were having a regular discussion regarding the entrance examination before finalising things. CU-CET will be conducted for admission into Central Universities as the merit based ranking is highly ambitious and often fails to place a student according to his merit. Students will now have to take the CU-CET exam to study at a central university.
The university also plans to bring into order the academic calendar which the pandemic struck quite badly. “We will aim to begin the first semester classes by August 1. There might be a delay of a week or two, but we want to bring the academic calendar in sync,” said the vice chancellor of Delhi University