All the colleges under Delhi University have been asked by University Grants Commission (UGC) to admit the students for 2014-15 sessions under the three-year undergraduate programme. The news was confirmed by Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 07 July 2014.
An advisory committee was formed by UGC comprising of five eminent academics and was chaired by Professor S.K Joshi. The report submitted by the committee was that the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) was a deviation from original pattern that was carried on for years as 10+2+3 structure. It also moved away from the National Policy on Education’s (NPE) pattern that has enshrined the policy. After having disapproval from the competent authority regarding the new pattern, the committee decided to issue an advisory on 16 June 2014 that was held to review the continuation of FYUP.
Few directives were constructed for those students who were going to opt for migration in other universities from the FYUP course under DU, so that it does not create any complications for them. These directives were issued by the commission to DU on 20 June 2014 under section 12 of the UGC Act, 1956, which stated that the general undergraduate programmes shall be made in the three year structure for the admissions taking place for academic year 2014-15. It more said that the students who were admitted in the academic year 2013-14 in the FYUP shall not face any problem if they wanted to migrate to the 3 year undergraduate course and they shall not even lose any academic year in the process. The students who will migrate should acquire necessary academic and other competences during the next two academic years.
As per the Academic Council of DU, the syllabi/scheme of examination under FYUP will be replaced by the earlier syllabi/scheme of 2012-13 of the university, which will come into effect from academic year 2014-15.