Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development stated in Rajya Sabha that the Delhi University is fully prepared to launch the four-year undergraduate programme.
He informed the house that the four year under graduate programme has been approved by an overwhelming majority at the Academic Council (AC) of Delhi University. The Council includes Deans of Faculties, Directors of Institutes, Heads of Departments, Professors, Principals of the Colleges and elected representatives from the Colleges and the University, in addition to the Vice-Chancellor and the ProVice-Chancellor.
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister reiterated the claim of the University of Delhi, that the four-year undergraduate programme aims at imparting holistic knowledge, which cuts across the domains of traditional courses, as well as including skills and value building. It requires the students of all disciplines to undertake certain mandatory courses in order to meet the needs and challenges of the modern society and the nation. The programme is designed in such a way that it blends practical application with high-end knowledge, facilitating the students either to seek jobs, or become entrepreneurs or to undertake high end research.