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UGC recommends admissions on three-year pattern

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The standing committee set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has advised the Delhi University (DU) to scrap the four year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and revert to three-year pattern during its meeting on June 22.

It recommended the DU to conduct this year’s admission on the three-year pattern in line with the 2012-13 admissions and also pointed out the need to protect the interest of the students, who are enrolled under FYUP’s BTech programme. The students of BTech have been protesting to save their programme as many of the students had opted for DU despite having offers from good engineering institutions.

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The committee also discussed the strategies for transition of pre-FYUP for the new batch of students. They proposed that all the courses that existed till 2012-13 academic session under the three-year degree should be restored. The committee also stated that seats distributed to honours courses after scrapping BA, BSc and BCom programmes should be restored to the original courses as well.

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