One of the crucial reasons why the University of Delhi attracts aspirants from the entire country is that it offers a plethora of courses in various streams. It continues to stand right at the top of the bucket list of many students as it dwells deep into practical as well as artistic courses. From this academic year onwards, DU is planning to add new courses to make its curriculum even more versatile. The courses include Physical Education and an Honours degree in music.
How does DU Plan to Include Physical Education?
Physical Education will be taught as a discipline under BA Programme in Jesus and Mary College, Bhagini Nivedita College and Motilal Nehru College. An Honours degree in Music will be started by Hansraj College. The active council on new courses with the vice-chancellor as the chairman gave a green flag to the proposed inclusion of certain courses on April 5th. After some inspections, colleges are now being allowed to launch the new courses.
Previously, DU offered Physical Education only through the Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences and not as a discipline in other colleges. The colleges are advised to start with Physical Education as a discipline with the maximum admittance of 30 students.
A few other colleges under the University of Delhi have also been allowed to offer more courses. Deshbandhu College can now offer an Honours degree in Philosophy. Similarly, Ramanujan college will now offer History Honours and B.Sc. Honours in Operational Research to its aspirants. Dyal Singh College (E), Shyam Lal and Janki Devi Memorial college will also be starting B.Sc. (H) in Operational Research.
Changes made in School Of Open Learning
The University is trying to put its best foot forward for this academic year and the subsequent years as well. DU has also introduced 16 off-beat certificate courses in the School of Open Learning (SOL) from this academic year onwards. The courses include filmmaking, graphic design, stenography, ethical hacking, T.V. Journalism, etc. Class 12th passed students as well as the students enrolled in other institutions can apply for these courses.
Meanwhile, registrations for various undergraduate programmes in Delhi University for the academic session 2021-22 are soaring high. More than 1.10 lakh students have so far registered for UG courses. Applications will close on August 31, 2021.