DU AC approves scheme allowing students of other universities to study courses in University

Delhi University Academic Council has approved Competence Enhancement Scheme.

DU AC approves scheme allowing students of other universities to study courses in University Delhi University (Source: Official Website)
Team Careers360 | Aug 3, 2022 - 4:25 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi University (DU)'s Academic Council today approved a scheme which will allow students of other universities and institutions to study various courses in the university from next year, officials said. The Competence Enhancement Scheme (CES) will also allow individuals from different fields to take up courses in DU from next year, they said. The scheme was approved during the DU's Academic Council meeting on Wednesday. The scheme will be open for courses being run at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the varsity, officials said.

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DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said the purpose of this scheme is to increase efficiency of individuals by providing them with new information. The scheme will be launched early next year as a part of the centenary celebrations of the university. "Along with implementing the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) from the academic year 2022-23, the university will also launch the Competence Enhancement Scheme to fulfil the objectives of the NEP," the university said in a statement. "The scheme gives an opportunity to individuals from different fields to study in DU to enhance their knowledge and understanding in any subject being taught at Delhi University," the statement read.

Eligibility Criteria

Singh said that any person who fulfils the specified minimum eligibility criteria and essential conditions, if any, for an existing course can register for that course. However, admission will be based on the availability of seats and on the basis of merit. The number of seats in a course available for this scheme will be up to a maximum of 10% of the total strength of the class in that course. There will be a supernumerary provision of these 10% seats in the course.


The registration for any course will be done on the basis of merit. A candidate who is already enrolled as a regular student or an employed personnel in any other University or institution will have to take NOC from the parent University or institution or his/her employer, as the case may be, and submit it at the time of registration in DU. The registration of candidates for the specific course will be valid for that semester only.

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Students who fail to pass/complete a course will have to re-register in the course if they want to earn credits from such course and obtain the relevant certificate. A candidate will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses or eight credits in a semester. The teaching or instruction will be provided in the same mode and medium as available to the regular students and the evaluation pattern for these candidates will also be the same as that of the regular students.

Fees, certificates

The fee payable to the candidates who register for such courses will be determined by the University from time to time in line with the operational and functional requirements. The candidates registered for 1-2 courses will be awarded a certificate after the completion of the course as per the prescribed norms of the University and his earned credit will be transferred to his/her account in the Academic Bank of Credit.

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Singh said under this scheme, entrepreneurs will be able to increase their business by acquiring new skills. "Likewise, the study of management courses will improve the managerial skills of the lower/middle level management personnel. Those who could not acquire the requisite qualification earlier due to socio-economic conditions or any shortage during that time, they will be able to fulfil their dreams of getting higher education from this scheme," he added.

Under this scheme, senior citizens would continue to play an important role by enhancing their qualifications, knowledge and skills, according to Singh. The number of seats in a course open for this scheme will be a maximum of 10 per cent of the total strength of the class of that course, the statement said.

(with inputs from PTI)

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