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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014
What’s next for first-year students?
Gauri Kohli, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 02, 2014
First Published: 11:00 IST(2/7/2014)
Last Updated: 11:03 IST(2/7/2014)

What happens to those students who have already completed a year as per FYUP? How will they be able to shift to the three-year format? Delhi University’s executive council has given some suggestions. “Out of 12 courses they have studied so far, eight are foundation courses. The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) proposal will help a smooth transition to the three-year scheme. DUTA has proposed redistribution of courses. Instead of foundation courses (FCs) and applied courses, students may just concentrate on discipline-I (DC-I) and discipline-II (DC-II), so that by the end of three years they complete 18 papers of DC-I and six papers of DC-II. This will help them to graduate with honours in DC-I and minor in DC-II, if they want,” says Abha Dev Habib, member of the executive council. 

There is still uncertainty for the BTech students given the status quo. Earlier, applied courses, with their names changed, were offered as BTech degrees. The DUTA has proposed changes so that students who wish to save their year can graduate with honours in their respective applied courses while those who want a BTech degree may continue for the fourth year. “As these courses do not meet UGC guidelines nor do they have AICTE approval, the university should relook at the course content for a maximum correction possible,” adds Habib.

DU’s proposal
DUTA has proposed redistribution of courses. Instead of foundation courses (FCs) and applied courses, students may just concentrate on DC-I and DC-II, so that by the end of three years they complete 18 papers of DC-I and six papers of DC-II. This will help them to graduate with honours in DC-I and minor in DC-II, if they want


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