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Delhi University will begin academic session on 21 July as scheduled. Photo: Hindustan Times
Delhi University will begin academic session on 21 July as scheduled. Photo: Hindustan Times

DU clears three-year format for undergraduate courses

Restructured courses passed at a meeting of DU's statutory bodies; no changes in examination/internal assessment

New Delhi: Delhi University’s academic and executive councils on Saturday approved the courses restructured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new three-year format.

Emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of DU were held on Saturday to clear the resolution on approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement of the academic session on 21 July.

“The restructured courses were passed at the meeting today. However, no cluster innovation courses (CIC) were placed before the EC. Also, there will be no change in the examination/internal assessment," executive council member Abha Dev Habib said in a text message.

However, DU teachers’ association slammed the varsity’s administration for delaying the process of restructuring and also hit out at the vice-chancellor.

“The AC, the authority for designing courses, was not consulted on the model of restructuring: the committees of courses (comprising subject experts), were deprived of their right to decide on the best possible papers by making it mandatory to select papers only from the erstwhile FYUP," DUTA president Nandita Narain alleged in a statement.

Slamming the varsity’s administration for not presenting the CIC courses before EC, Narain said, “This is also evident from the fact that five new courses under the cluster innovation centre—also established through grave statutory violations—were placed and approved in the meeting while the necessary amendments in the statute, required for establishing new centres etc., is due for years now." PTI

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