DU fast-tracks FYUP restructuring, asks dept heads to send suggestions

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 11 2014, 13:36pm hrs
Taking a step forward towards restructuring the four-year undergraduate programme, Delhi University on Thursday wrote a letter to all university department heads, asking them to call an emergent meeting of the committee of courses and send its recommendations to the university by July 12.

The university had formed a committee of principals to advise on the restructuring. In view of the recommendations given, you are required to call an emergent meeting of the committee of courses and send your recommendations in consonance with the earlier suggestions by July 12, the letter, signed by the assistant registrar, to the department heads, stated.

With less than two weeks before DU colleges begin classes, the committee constituted by Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh had recommended that students from the 2013 FYUP batch, who are migrating to the three-year structure, be taught 14 papers of the main subject while scrapping foundation courses.

The advisory committee had also recommended that colleges should add a few more papers to the present BTech course structure, to bring them on a par with BTech offered by other universities.

Classes for the coming academic session are expected to begin by July 21.