Exit strategy takes centre stage at open day
Questions related to options for students who choose to exit after the second and the third year under the new four-year undergraduate programme took centre stage on day two of Delhi University’s open day on Tuesday. Nishtha reports.delhi Updated: May 15, 2013 00:54 IST
Questions related to options for students who choose to exit after the second and the third year under the new four-year undergraduate programme took centre stage on day two of Delhi University’s open day on Tuesday.
Nearly 1,200 students and parents attended the session held at North Campus Conference Centre.
Students wanted to know what post-graduation options they would have if they left the course after three years. “A student who completes her bachelor’s degree can go in for a four-year master’s degree. Those who complete the four-year bachelors with honours can complete their MA degree in a year,” said JM Khurana, dean, Students Welfare.
University officials spoke how to fill up the OMR form. This year, there will be no option for the students to fill in their preference of college. The OMR form is not valid for St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College. The university is working on SMS alerts for students if they mention their mobile numbers in the OMR form.
The admission process under the new four-year undergraduate programme was explained during the session. After two years, students will be awarded an associate bachelor diploma. After three years, bachelor with a major in a subject and after four years, bachelor with honours or B.Tech. Students who leave the degree after two or three years can come back and finish their honours within a span of 10 years.
The officials clarified that no lottery system will be there for admissions. They said the admissions will be given on the basis of cut-off list.
The sale of the forms will begin on June 5 and go on till June 19.
In case of any queries, students can contact the Delhi University helpline: 155215, 011-27006900 (9 am to 5 pm).
On Monday, day one of the open day session, Close to 1,500 students and parents attended the session, a huge increase from last year’s 300 attendees.