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University all set to undergo total administrative rehaul

Delhi University is all set to witness an all-round administrative revamp. From basic administrative functions such as tabulating attendance to extra curricular activities for students, a complete metamorphosis is under way. Shaswati Das reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 02, 2012 23:38 IST
Shaswati Das

Delhi University is all set to witness an all-round administrative revamp. From basic administrative functions such as tabulating attendance to extra curricular activities for students, a complete metamorphosis is under way.

Internal Assessment

DU V-C Dinesh Singh stated that the management would soon review the procedure to ensure fairness and transparency. “There have been several problems with this system. We have received a lot of complaints from students about its unfairness,” said Singh.
However, teachers in DU begged to differ. “First, for students who are not academically strong, we try and ensure that they get a sufficient buffer so that they can pass their main exams. Also, ‘reviewing’ internal assessments will not leave any incentive for students to take their assignments and tests seriously,” said a professor.

Attendance to be put up online

Mistakes that usually creep in when attendance is tabulated may soon become a thing of the past. The university is planning to put the students’ monthly attendance on its website.
“The students and their parents can check this attendance. Every time, attendance issues crop up at the end of the semester and we are trying to iron out the problems,” the V-C said.

Internships

DU is also going to announce an internship programme for students. Students will be offered internships at the Vice Regal Lodge (the V-C’s office) for a couple of days, wherein, they will be privy to DU’s administrative work.

Computerised result

DU has also switched over to a more technologically savvy method of computing results. That was why they came out with the semester results in record time. “This system has greatly reduced the scope of error,” said HP Singh, DU proctor.