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New 4-yr prog leaves many anxious
Shaswati Das, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 06, 2013
First Published: 00:32 IST(6/6/2013)
Last Updated: 00:35 IST(6/6/2013)

The several changes introduced in the system due to the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) have caught aspirants off guard.

While the programme promises to provide greater flexibility to students to pick and choose across disciplines, students were left flummoxed by the absence of one of the varsity's major courses - BA Programme. And the change has left the students wondering about the ease with which they will be able to pursue the programme.

"Everything is very ambiguous under the FYUP system because DU seems to have done away with the concept of BA (programme) altogether. Even though they say that an exit option in the third year will fetch us a BA degree, it will still close options for us because we have not scored in 90s in Class 12," said Priyanshu Sharma, who has scored 85%.

At helpdesks set up by DU students, most queries were related to the various facets of the revamped bachelor's degree.

"Students are very worried about two things - those with a lower percentage who could earlier make it to BA programme will no longer stand a chance. Secondly, the choice of subjects available to them has become even more restricted under the new system," said Arun Hooda, president, Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).

However, university officials have made it clear that the course options that had been made available to students under the BA programme will still be available to them at a later stage in the programme.

"There is nothing confusing about this. Students need to understand that those previous options still exist. They need to keep one subject as their first discipline and the second discipline will be available to them after the second semester," said JM Khurana, dean of students' welfare, DU.


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