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DU aspirants a worried as course content lacks clarity

The Delhi University may have taken the decision to implement the semester system in all courses in the coming session but getting information regarding the course content is still a distant dream for aspirants.

india Updated: May 20, 2011 15:54 IST
Mallica Joshi

The Delhi University may have taken the decision to implement the semester system in all courses in the coming session but getting information regarding the course content is still a distant dream for aspirants.



“There is no information about courses. The vice-chancellor had said that he would bifurcate courses but there is no information regarding the present status. I don’t know what to do,” said Aadya Dogra, who wants to pursue sociology from Lady Shri Ram College.



The information bulletin of the university is expected to be out shortly and mentions that all courses will be in the semester mode.


The university website, too, has no information. While there is information about science courses, which were started in the semester mode last year, there is none about courses in social sciences, arts and commerce. In fact, BCom and BCom (honours) — two courses for which semester syllabi has already been passed — are listed as annual mode courses. There is no information about popular courses such as economics (honours), English (honours) and psychology (honours).



“I can’t decide whether I should pursue history or political science and no information is available about the new course content. I am very confused,” said Mridul Verma, an aspirant who has appeared for the Class 12 exams.



Most teachers had refused to participate in the process of making semester syllabi last month and some courses were passed despite opposition from a large number of faculty members. Syllabi of some courses, though, are already under deliberation.


“We have passed the course for BA (programme) and the semester course for geography (honours) should be completed by the end of this month,” said H Ramchandra, professor, geography department.



Teachers from other departments refused to comment on the issue. The vice-chancellor and the registrar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.