DU UG Curriculum for first-year students to be ready in 2-3 months: Delhi University VC

The Delhi University VC said the students, who will enter DU through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) route, will study the new curriculum.


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Press Trust of India | April 8, 2022 | 07:39 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh has said the curriculum for first year students under the four-year undergraduate programme will be ready in two-three months. The Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF), prepared in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP), was approved by the executive council of the university on February 11.

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"Committees have been formed. They are working on the curriculum and it will be ready in two-three months before the start of the academic session 2022-23," Singh told PTI.

The vice-chancellor said the students, who will enter DU through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) route, will study the new curriculum.

The UGCF includes two features of the NEP — the multidisciplinary approach and the multiple entry and exit scheme (MEES). Under MEES, students can exit at the end of an academic year with a degree.

According to the draft, students will have to earn a total of 176 credits at the end of the fourth year of their undergraduate degree. They need to earn a minimum of 50 per cent credits in a discipline to get the degree with a major in that discipline.

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The draft University Grants Commission (UGC) framework states that students will have to earn 160 to 176 credits for a four-year degree with honours/research. What will be the criteria for a student from another university willing to switch to DU? "Our framework makes it mandatory that a student will need 176 credits for a degree. A student will have to earn extra credits. We will award a degree only with 176 credits," he said.

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