After a growing list of naysayers, Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme finally got support from a prominent quarter -- Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
Dikshit has supported the programme and said she hoped it would benefit the students academically. "The four-year degree course is getting good response from students. The innovations have opened new paths for advancement and progress of students," she said.
She was speaking after inaugurating a job fair organised by the Delhi University Students' Union in the DU campus.
The programme has drawn criticism from various quarters, including top educationists.
Last week, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley suggested that the system be deferred for some time and extensive discussion be held among the academic community before the decision is implemented.