NEW DELHI : The University of Delhi (DU) has confirmed that the new curriculum, Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF), for its several undergraduate courses, which is being prepared as per the National Education Policy (NEP ), will be completed in another three to four months.
“We are now preparing to complete the courses. The work has just started. We will make course content available to the public. The process will take another three to four months,” an official said.
The executive council of the university had approved the UGCF, which will be prepared according to the NEP on February 11 this year.
The UGCF incorporates two features of the NEP – the multidisciplinary approach and the multiple entry and exit scheme (MEES).
The new batch of students who will be admitted into Delhi University through the Common Central Universities Entrance Test (CUCET) will study the revised courses.
Within the framework of the MEES, students can leave at the end of an academic year with a diploma. According to the project, students will earn a total of 176 credits by the end of the fourth year of their undergraduate degree. They must obtain a minimum of 50% credits in a discipline to graduate with a major in that discipline.
The official also confirmed that the courses will be drafted accordingly.
The university will have a window of almost four years to define the modalities of the postgraduate courses.
“The university will begin work on the development of the postgraduate program once the work of the undergraduate program has been completed. That doesn’t mean we’re postponing it. It’s just that the first group of students will become eligible for a one-year master’s degree after four years, which gives us time to work on the program for postgraduate courses,” the official said.
A section of teachers have voiced their opposition to Delhi University’s implementation of NEP, saying it could lead to several problems including loss of working hours for teachers and loss of jobs which result.
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