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From next year, SOL to go semester way

It is now the turn of School of Open Learning to shift from the annual mode to the semester mode for its undergraduate classes. But the move will only come next year. Currently, only postgraduate courses run in the semester system at SOL.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2012 13:32 IST
Megha Sharma

It is now the turn of School of Open Learning to shift from the annual mode to the semester mode for its undergraduate classes. But the move will only come next year. Currently, only postgraduate courses run in the semester system at SOL.
"The semester system was not possible from this academic session, as the syllabus is not yet handed over by the university authorities to the School of Open Learning (SOL). Syllabus formation is still under process. Generally, any change in policy made by DU takes a year's gap in application in SOL," said Dinesh Gupta, deputy director of SOL.

The larger impact of this change or lack of it would be borne by the students. Those who take admission in SOL this year won't be able to migrate to a regular college, if they wish to, next year. This is because regular colleges would have already adapted to the semester mode from this year.

Till date around 70,000 prospectuses have been sold and the application process at SOL will go on till August 1. Every year, around 2 lakh students take admission in various courses offered by the school. And compared to last year, this year the school is attracting many more students.

"The overall number this year may be higher as more students are taking interest in Delhi University. Also, in the absence of application forms in regular colleges, students are filling up other forms," said Gupta.

This increase could also be attributed to the pass percentages in CBSE, Haryana and UP boards that has seen a jump from last year.

"Some regional boards have come out with Class 12 results earlier than usual and it is making it possible for students to taking admission in SOL," he added.