DU executive board approves 4-year undergraduate courses under NEP: what you need to know


New Delhi: The University of Delhi’s most important decision-making body, the “Executive Council”, on Tuesday gave the green light for the four-year undergraduate course. The nod was given even as Council members recorded their protest during the meeting. The majority, however, were in favor of undergraduate four-year courses. The Executive Board approved a four-year undergraduate program (FYUP) as one of many reforms to the National Education Policy (NEP).Also Read – 2021 Admission: Delhi University Announces No Admission Fee Increase This Year, Will Refund Full Fee In THIS Case

Is the 4-year graduation course different from last time?

The Ministry of Education said this course is different from the 4-year graduation course last introduced in 2013.

This time around, many central universities will be allowed to run their regular three-year graduation programs. Under the new system, the establishment of digital infrastructure support for colleges and departments at the University of Delhi has also been proposed.

Majority in favor of FYUP but many oppose the movement

Executive Council member Ashok Aggarwal, who was present at the meeting, said he had lodged his protest against FYUP. Apart from this, many other members also demonstrated their protest against the implementation of the new education policy. According to Ashok Aggarwal, despite his opposition, the majority was in favor of FYUP, because of which it was approved on Tuesday evening.

Noting his protest, DUTA Chairman Rajib Ray said that setting the 2022-23 academic year as the year for the implementation of NEP is without merit, as NEP 2020 first requires detailed discussion and consideration. extensive consultation among all stakeholders. Only then can we determine whether NEP 2020 will be viable or not.

According to the DUTA president, the FYUP structure with Multiple Entry and Exit System (MEES) will increase the expenditure for the undergraduate program. Students leaving the system with fewer years of study will still be treated as dropouts by the labor market.

The MEES will only increase the attrition rate by giving the false meaning of diploma. The relevance of such rewards to a student’s employment prospects is unclear. This is an extremely poorly designed structure which, if implemented, can actually hamper the career advancement of future generations.

(With contributions from the agency)


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