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DU decides on structure of four-year degree course

In the third meeting of the University of Delhi’s (DU) task force on Friday at North campus, chaired by pro-vice chancellor Vivek Suleja, decisions have been taken regarding the course structure and number of papers for the four-year degree course to be introduced from the next academic year. The decisions are pending approval from the academic council of the DU.

The task force has decided to on 22 to 24 main papers in the four-year programme, which would be compulsory along with the mandatory research papers to be undertaken by the student pursuing the seventh and eighth semester. The committee has also decided that the student will have to take two supplementary papers, from the six to eight supplementary papers.

According to Virendra Bhardwaj, the member of the executive council, ‘There would be one or two credit papers that would not be compulsory for the student to appear the examination, but mandatory to study.’

Bhardwaj  also said, ‘It was agreed on my suggestion that the question  paper should be prepared by the teachers of the respective subjects and not by teachers of other departments. This proposal was unanimously accepted by the task force.’

Sources from the DU also informed that the meeting reviewed the issue of  internal assessment, regarding which large complaints have been received from both the students and teachers.
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