Delhi University has put in place strict measures to check ragging on its campuses as it welcomes a fresh batch of undergraduate students on Monday who will be the first to study as per the new Choice Based Credit System.
The colleges are geared up for the session with the orientation schedules and timetables. All the three under-graduate classes of the University will follow different course structures this time.
While the first year will study as per CBCS, the second year will continue with the normal semester system of the university and the third year will be studying under the now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) batch.
To facilitate the smooth implementation of the CBCS, varsity has constituted a CBCS Oversight Committee (CBCS-OC) to be headed by the dean, Faculty of Science and whose members include several deans as well as some Principals.
Vice chancellor Dinesh Singh will be visiting a few colleges to welcome the freshers. "All colleges have been asked to form anti-ragging squads and we have established two control rooms to deal with such complaints.
While the prestigious St Stephens' college had their orientation programme today, rest of them will hold it tomorrow.
"Officials from Delhi Police and DTC have been taken on board to check incidents of ragging," a senior varsity official said.
"The students are advised to use public transport and raise the issue with authorities if they are subjected to any form of ragging on campus," the official added.
Principal, Miranda House, Pratibha Jolly said, "Our timetables and orientation details have already been posted on our website.
"Our orientation programme will include a brief about the rules and policies of the college and various activities and clubs available at the institution."
SK Garg, principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College said, "The students will be informed about mechanism to check ragging so they know whom to contact in case of any problem and do not face inconvenience."
"We will be monitoring ourselves too to keep a check on such incidents."
The admissions to the undergraduate programmes are still underway and the varsity is expected to come out with another cut-off list to accommodate more DU aspirants.