Curriculum for DU first-year UG students to be ready in next 2-3 months, says VC Yogesh Singh

Yogesh Singh, vice chancellor of Delhi University, has said the curriculum for freshmen of the four-year undergraduate program will be ready in two to three months.

The Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF), prepared in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP), was approved by the University’s Executive Council on February 11.

“Committees have been formed. They are working on the curriculum and it will be ready in two to three months before the start of the 2022-23 academic session,” Singh told PTI.

The vice chancellor said the students, who will go to DU through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) route, will study the new curriculum.

The UGCF includes two features of the NEP, the multidisciplinary approach and the multiple entry and exit scheme (MEES).

Under MEES, students can graduate with a diploma at the end of an academic year. Under the concept, students must complete a total of 176 credits by the end of the fourth year of their undergraduate degree. They must complete a minimum of 50 percent credit in a discipline to earn the degree with a major in that discipline.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) draft framework states that students must obtain 160 to 176 credits for a four-year degree with honors/research.

What are the criteria for a student from another university who wants to transfer to the DU?

“Our framework requires that a student needs 176 credits for a diploma. A student will have to earn extra credits. We will only award a diploma with 176 credits,” he said.

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