Delhi University to bid adieu to BA, BSc, BCom courses
New Delhi: As Delhi University gears up to launch the four-year degree course from July, it has also decided to do away with BA/Bsc/BCom Honours and pass or programme courses. According to the changes course structure, it is mandatory for all students to take 11 foundation courses, in the first two years. The new course structure also includes 26 discipline papers distributed across eight semesters and five applied courses spread across five semesters. The four-year undergraduate courses will also allow students to opt out after two years.
A student who opts out of the course after two years will be called an Associate Baccalaureate, while the one who exits after three years will be called a Baccalaureate. On completion of years the student will receive a Baccalaureate with Honours in his/her major discipline subject or a BTech degree.
Vice-chancellor of Delhi University said that this change was considered to get rid of the distinction between various courses. Also, a panel to develop the curriculum for these disciplines has been set up by the vice-chancellor. The foundation courses will be conducted by a centralised faculty.
The new structure will allow students to opt out of the course after two years.