DU committee approves new courses for next academic session

  • Shradha Chettri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 27, 2015 17:38 IST

Students opting for Delhi University will be able to apply for BSc (honours) in forensic science at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College and Political Science (honours) at St Stephen’s College form next year onwards.

Delhi University’s standing committee on courses on Monday gave its approval for a number of courses for different colleges. These courses will now be placed before the academic council and executive council for their final approval.

“This has been the long standing demand of several colleges. So after the Delhi University officials went and inspected the colleges in terms of their infrastructure and faculty, approvals and recommendation to the courses were given,” said Nachiketa Singh, member of academic council and standing committee.

Sources said the university during its scrutiny also turned down the request by some colleges who had requested to start these courses.

As per details, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Shivaji College and SGTB Khalsa College had applied for and received the nod to start BSc (honours) in Computer Science. Further, Ramanujan College and Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences have been given approval to start BSc in Computer Science with statistics.

Likewise, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College and Ramanujan College have been given approval to start Bachelor of Business Studies course. However, a similar request from the Ambedkar College was turned down.

In social sciences, BA (honours) in psychology will be offered at Bharti College and applied psychology in Ramanujan College. But the university has turned down the request of Ramanujan College to start BA (honours) in Sociology, while the request of Indraprastha College for Women and Bharti College was approved for the same course.

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