The University of Delhi (DU), one of the most prestigious institutions of the country, has started with its admission process for the year 2021. To accommodate the several stipulations of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), the university has decided to introduce new courses and increase the seats in many of its constituent colleges for some particular courses.
The introduction of these new courses will occur at both the under graduation (UG) and the post graduation (PG) level.
Hansraj College, one of the top colleges associated with the university, is looking towards increasing the number of its seats from 50 to 80 in its BA programme courses. Additionally, the college will also introduce two new courses in varied fields with 30 seats each. These programs are BA (H) Journalism and Mass Communication and BA (H) Music.
Zakir Husain College (Evening) has also decided to increase its intake from 15 to 40, to allow more students to have access to the education it has to offer. It is expected that there will be an approximate rise of 600 seats from the existing total of 69,554 seats.
Some of the other major colleges of DU like Shyam Lal College, Janki Devi Memorial College, Bharati College and Dyal Singh College (Evening) are planning to begin a new course for the much opted BSc Computer Science likely to start from the new academic session. Additionally, Ramanujan College, established in the year 2010 will also be starting a new course, a BSC in Operational Research.
Colleges like Bharati College, Deshbandhu College and Aditi Mahavidyalaya are going to start undergraduate degree programs with 40 seats each. Vivekananda College is all set to begin offering an MA in English, with an inaugural batch of 12 students. PGDAV (Evening) will offer BA English and also MA Hindi with 40 and 16 seats respectively.
The colleges’ decisions to introduce new courses has been approved by the standing committee of the university, but are still awaiting the approval from DU’s executive council.
NEP, the highly debated policy that was introduced last year to ‘revolutionize’ education in the country, is anticipated to be absorbed by the university by the year 2022.
The admission has reached its full swing with the first cut-off expected to be released on 1st October. DU has seen a gigantic total of 4,38,696 registration for the UG admissions for a limited seats of about 70,000. The applications have now closed.