After almost a decade, Delhi University has again opened the doors for students under School of Open Learning (SOL) to migrate to regular colleges in their second year of graduation.
This move was possible only till the annual system existed, but after the semester system came into play in 2010, the SOL students lost this option.
In Delhi University, there are almost two lakh students admitted under SOL for five undergraduate courses. Now the executive council of Delhi University has approved the migration, under the rule that if an SOL student scores more than 60% or above in the final first-year examination, then he can migrate to a regular college in second year.
According to Ramesh Bhardwaj, the officer on special duty, this is an important step because there are many students especially the underprivileged who could not score well in their 12th boards, so they take admission in SOL. They must be given a chance to migrate. Also, the syllabus of almost all the courses change from time to time according to the requirement and need of the society and academics, but the SOL syllabus is same.