Four-yr format: Teachers can design optional papers for final year students

Under Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme,final year students will have the option of studying courses offered outside their colleges,university officials said on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 30, 2013 2:44:02 am

Under Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme,final year students will have the option of studying courses offered outside their colleges,university officials said on Monday.

University officials said college teachers will be given the option of designing a course for students in the seventh and eight semesters of the programme.

“There is a provision,where three to four teaches from a college can design a course for final-year students and offer it after seeking the necessary approvals,” Director of South Campus Umesh Rai said.

In the final year of the four-year undergraduate programme,students will have to study six papers of the major discipline,including two research papers.

“In lieu of the major discipline papers,students can opt for the optional papers offered not just in their colleges but in other colleges as well. The papers,however,will have to be from the student’s main discipline,” Rai said.

Rai said,“Once the courses have been designed,a proposal can be put forward in the committee of courses of the concerned departments. The courses will then have to be approved in the Faculty and finally in the Academic Council.”

Officials said the new format prescribes extensive use of technology in classrooms,which will enable students from one colleges to opt for papers in another.

“With the help of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI),each college and department in the university will get internet access with a bandwidth of 1000MB. Through video conferencing,students sitting in one college will be able to attend lectures and interact with teachers in another college,” Rai said.

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