The University of Delhi has announced plans to launch a scheme to allow students from other universities or institutions to study various courses in the varsity from next year. The DU’s academic council (AC) will discuss the implementation of the scheme during its meeting on Wednesday, August 03, 2022.
According to the agenda of the meeting, the scheme titled as ‘Competence Enhancement Scheme’ will enable people from ‘different walks of life’ to enrol in the university to enhance their knowledge and understanding in any subject being taught here.
According to an official statement, admissions under the scheme will be merit-based and the candidates will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses and eight credit subjects in a semester. “A candidate who fulfils the eligibility criteria and pre-requisites can register for the course,” the agenda mentioned.
It further added that as the minimum eligibility criteria, one must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the courses proposed to study. “The candidate must have the time and commitment needed to study the course along with the students studying in regular mode,” it stated.
Furthermore, the number of seats in a course open for this scheme will be a maximum of 10% of the total strength of the class of that course, the agenda said.
The registration of candidates for a specific course will be valid for a semester only.
The credits earned from the courses will be transferred to a student account in the Academic Bank of Credits.
The agenda stated that the scheme will fulfil the objectives of the new National Education Policy, which provides an opportunity for students to design their academic pathways by studying a variety of courses from different academic institutions.
The teaching and evaluation pattern of such students will be identical to that of a regular DU student.
According to the agenda, teaching or instructions shall be provided in the same mode and medium as that of regular students and evaluation pattern for these candidates shall be identical to that of regular students. A student who fails to pass or complete a course can re-register, it added.
With inputs from PTI.