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DU’s programmes closer to engg degree

With Delhi University’s undergraduate programme turning into a four-year honours degree programme from the coming academic session, B Sc (honours) Computer Science and B Sc (honours) Electronics will move a step closer to an engineering degree. Mallica Joshi reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 19, 2013 00:59 IST
Mallica Joshi

With Delhi University’s undergraduate programme turning into a four-year honours degree programme from the coming academic session, B Sc (honours) Computer Science and B Sc (honours) Electronics will move a step closer to an engineering degree.

A traditional engineering degree, B Tech, is four years long.

“The new programme will have more emphasis on practical learning. We will also make the syllabus more up to date. The overhaul makes both these courses closer to an engineering degree. Companies such as Wipro and Infosys have been recruiting our students and this change will surely bring in more companies,” said a senior university official.

According to university officials, Delhi University has the power to start new programmes such as B Tech without taking approval from external bodies.

Courses passed in the Academic and Executive Councils will be considered accredited. The university is already running a four-year B Tech Humanities course that is research based.

“We have said for a very long time that pursuing a B Sc (honours) degree in Computer Science or Electronics from Delhi University is a much better idea than to pursue a B Tech degree from any random private college.

"With the change in the programme duration, nomenclature and content, we are sure that many more students will opt for the new programmes,” said a teacher from the Computer Science department.

Under the new four-year programme, there will be 42 papers in the four years, out of which 20 papers will be from the student’s chosen discipline, five from discipline-based application papers, 11 foundation papers which will be same for all and 6 papers from the second discipline of the student’s choice.