New Delhi : Delhi University (DU) has confirmed that the new curriculum, the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF), for several of its undergraduate courses, which are being developed under the National Education Policy (NEP), will be rolled out in another three to four months. .
“We are now moving forward to complete the courses. Work has just begun. We will keep the content of the course for public feedback. The process will take another three to four months, ”said an official.
The University Executive Council approved the UGCF, which will be prepared in accordance with the NEP on 11 February this year.
The UGCF includes two features of the NEP – Multi-mode and Multiple Entry and Exit Schemes (MEES).
The new batch of students admitted to Delhi University through Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will study the revised courses.
Under MEES, students can leave with a degree at the end of an academic year. According to the draft, students will stand to earn a total of 176 credits by the end of the fourth year of their bachelor’s degree. To get a degree with a major in that discipline they have to earn a minimum of 50% credit in a discipline.
The official also confirmed that the draft of the course will be prepared accordingly.
The university will have a four-year window to outline postgraduate courses.
“After the completion of the work of the postgraduate course, the university will start the work of formulating the postgraduate curriculum. This does not mean that we are postponing it. It is true that the first batch of students will qualify for a one-year postgraduate degree after four years to give us time to work on the syllabus for the postgraduate course, ”the official said.
A section of teachers has expressed opposition to the implementation of NEP at Delhi University, saying that it could lead to a number of problems, including reduction in teachers’ working hours and subsequent job losses.
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