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According to the UGC order, the university will have to make arrangements for students to migrate to the three-year undergraduate programme structure so that they do not lose a year for obtaining an undergraduate degree. It has also said that the university has to make sure that the students acquire necessary academic and other competence during the remaining two years.
Students, however, are a nervous wreck, especially those who took admission in B Tech courses.
“I do not know what will happen to us now. I took admission in DU since it offered a B Tech degree in computer science. That effectively made it an engineering degree in nomenclature. If we are not given that degree, it will amount to fraud. I did not take admission in a private engineering college because I was getting admission in B Tech here. What am I supposed to do now?” said a student at Hansraj College who did not want to be named.
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The university has B Tech courses in computer science as well as electronics. Engineering colleges also have engineering courses for both subjects.
The university, for now, has said that it does not violate the National Education Policy.
Teachers opposing the programme had earlier come out with a suggestion under which those students who have taken admission under the B Tech courses can be given an option to exit after three years with a BSc (honours) degree while those who want to continue for a year will be given a B Tech degree.