The University of Delhi usually remains in the news - for reasons both good and not so good. An institution of over 90 year’s standing, it attracts students from across the country and even abroad.
It's one of the few Indian institutions that have found a place in global university rankings. But the university has had its share of controversies too, especially those pertaining to academic reforms like the introduction of the semester system, the implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme and, more recently, the proposal to implement the choice-based credit system and non-recognition of the BTech courses offered by its colleges. These reforms drew a lot of resistance from a section of students and teachers.
DU was established through a bill passed by the legislative assembly in 1922. When it opened its doors that year, the university comprised three colleges which has now grown to 80. These now include St Stephen’s College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Shri Ram College of Commerce.
They offer a range of courses — from engineering, medicine, business economics, finance and investment analysis, special education, food technology, home science, polymer science, social work, geology, anthropology, statistics, elementary education and applied psychology to French, German, music, fine arts and physical education.
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