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Delhi University Likely to Get Back to the Former Three-Year Undergraduate System

Jun 9, 2014 18:10 IST

    The Delhi University is likely to rollback its four year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and get back to its three-year Under-graduate programme pattern, as per the highly-placed sources in the HRD ministry.

    The sources informed that they have come to a conclusion to do so, despite the DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh made several desperate attempts to persuade education secretary Ashok Thakur telling about the effectiveness of FYUP’s.

    The BJP promised during the poll to rollback the decision of University Vice-Chanceller however the decision and final conclusion will be made public in few days, since the decision has to be big and also currently, the decision of bringing back three-year Undergraduate programme is being discussed with all of the stakeholders.

    Meanwhile, the DU Teachers' Association (DUTA) has come up with a proposal to find an alternative for the current batch of FYUP, so that they may not suffer, if the FYUP gets rollback.

    The DUTA’s proposal talks about how by getting rid of the Foundation Courses (FCs) in second and third year the current batch of students will be able to graduate in three years with honours. The similar plan was suggested by The National Democratic Teachers' Front (NDTF), while they met HRD minister Smriti Irani.

    Inder Mohan Kapahy from NDTF told that there are possibilities to revamp the undergraduate structure in DU. His proposal speaks of doing away or reducing with Foundation Courses and replace them with Discipline 1 & 2 courses as well as Application Courses in the III to VI semesters such that the students who are currently under the FYUP system can complete the degree in three years. The HRD Minister Smriti Irani is yet to come up with a decision in few days.

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