Undergrad curriculum likely to be finalized in 2 months: Delhi University VC

New Delhi: DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh on Thursday said that the undergraduate curriculum under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is likely to be finalised within two months.

The university’s statutory bodies had recently approved the UG curriculum framework, based on which the syllabus for various courses needs to be framed.

The university will implement NEP 2020 from the upcoming academic session, which will also include a four-year undergraduate programme.

With only a few months left before the new session begins, Singh said that the course structure for the first-year programmes 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 said.

This will also be the first time when admissions to the various undergraduate programmes in the university will be based on the Central Universities — Common Entrance Test (CU-CET) instead of merit-based admissions. Singh said that university officials are having “regular meetings” with government counterparts regarding the common entrance test.

Following soaring cut-off marks with each passing year, the university had announced that admissions to undergraduate programmes will no longer be based on the results of board examinations. The onset of the pandemic had also disrupted the academic calendar, which the varsity now plans to sync. “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,” Singh said.

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