95th Annual Convocation Held by Delhi University
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Delhi university is all set to set up two new institutions that are Delhi School of Public Health and Delhi School of Public Policy, along with a DU Campus in Najafgarh and a hostel for foreign students as per the announcement made by the Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi in the 95th Annual Convocation held on 19th of November.

“We have set the process in motion by establishing the Institute of Cyber Security and Law. This is our major achievement of 2017-2018. The first batch of the students of the institute, who have joined the one year programme, are present at the convocation.” added Yogesh Tyagi.

In context with the establishment of the institutions, he revealed that in the year 2017-18, DU has been unfolded in the Institutes of Eminence (IoEs) and has also been designated amidst eight Public Institutes of Eminence. “This is the process of rigorous process of selection led by an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) pursuant to the UGC (Declaration of Government Educational Institutions as Institutions of Eminence) Guidelines, 2017. The selection was done on the basis of assessment of both the past performance and future plan of action of each one of the 113 applicant institutions. The University of Delhi is the only central university that has been selected as one of the eight public IoEs, although a formal announcement is eagerly awaited.” he said.

The certain alteration and upliftment of the post graduate courses, which was already into completion on substantial and procedural basis, it will be put forth for approval from the competent bodies. Also, a special drive has been launched by the University to engage the foreign students. Many under privileged school students were given tablets stacked with useful and intellectual material by the Delhi University Social Center Co-Ed Secondary School, Maurice Nagar and CIE Experimental Basic School. Also during the convocation, 607 Doctoral degrees, 39 DM/M.CH degrees, 168 medals and 36 prizes were awarded to the students.

“We deeply appreciate the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, which facilitated the CSR funding for the hostel project. Following the directions of Delhi High Court, various government bodies and officials are working to enable the varsity to develop a campus in the Najafgarh area.” said the Vice-Chancellor.

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