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ALERT! Delhi University Will Revise Many Undergraduate Courses Pending From 2017

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
Gargi College

The University of Delhi (DU) has reiterated that it will revise the curriculum of 39 undergraduate (UG) courses. As per the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines, the curriculum revision is pending since 2017.  

The revision of the UG courses will be done on the basis of Learning Outcome Framework (LOCF) notified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) last year. The five drafts will be prepared by the designated committees and will be according to the changes brought in the existing syllabi of UG courses before the final submission to the council on June 20, 2019. 

CS Dubey, Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee chairperson said, “In order to match up with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 it is important to revise the curriculum. To get students acquainted with the global values through the coursework, it was important to restructure the pedagogy.” 

He further added, “The courses need to be updated with the latest information as revision will allow new things to be included in the curriculum. The UGC is trying to facilitate interdisciplinary learning through optional courses.” 

Dubey stated Economics course and said the current syllabus doesn’t educate students about GST, sales tax or demonetization. Therefore, it was important for students to know about the recent economic developments that have happened in the country. 

The curriculum revision process may involve participation of students, as per the University order. Also, active students from respective departments will be engaging in the revision process. Earlier, there were talks to involve only previous years toppers in the process but due to their unavailability, it was then suggested that post graduate students should be brought on-board.

But now, the university has finalized the involvement of students from the current batches only who will give their first-hand input on course revision. 

There will be more than 7 lakh students enrolling in UG courses registered like Non-Collegiate Women Education board (NCWEB) of Open learning , School of Open Learning (SOL), and of course, regular colleges in 2019-2020.  

Interestingly, the students will be admitted under the revised structure based on LOCF. DU offers over 70 UG courses, and the syllabi revision will be of 39 UG courses. Adding to it, the UGC committee has also recommended a plan for participative work among teachers working on the curriculum revision. 

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