DU’s 4-yr undergraduate students to get tablets

Delhi University has new plans for classes in the next session.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Published: April 7, 2013 1:53 am

Delhi University has new plans for classes in the next session. From July,DU students will be given tablets,as part of the new four-year curriculum. Every classroom will be equipped with ICT (information and communication technologies).

“Students of the four-year undergraduate programme will be given tablets. There is so much information available on the Internet,which students need access to,especially since a major portion of the four-year programme is based on projects. We want to empower students as much as possible,” South Campus Director Umesh Rai said.

In January,Software Technology Parks of India (STPI),Ministry of Communications and Information Technology had signed an MoU with DU for setting up a software technology park in North Campus.

According to university officials,these changes have been introduced keeping in mind the nature of the four-year undergraduate programme.

Rai said: “The entire four-year structure is learner-centric. Students will understand concepts in different subjects through projects.”

Welcoming these measures,Ram Lal Anand College principal Vijay Sharma said,“A meeting with all college principals took place today where various aspects of the four-year programme were discussed. The focus of the four-year programme is not on bookish knowledge,but on application of one’s capabilities. This means the existing pedagogy has to change.”

Rai said: “The university plans to hold teacher training programmes for the four-year courses.”

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