As a part of the implementation of the new National Education Policy, Delhi University will be introducing a four-year undergraduate course. The move is however being opposed by the teachers association. In September 2020 the university formed a committee to formulate the guidelines for implementing the new NEP which was announced in June.
According to an official of the university the committee members last week received an email regarding the curses to add to their guidelines which include four-year undergraduate courses.
The university had earlier introduced the four-year undergraduate programmes in 2014 which was however scrapped by the government after huge protests by students and teachers in 2014.
Officials have further added that according to the proposed plan honours courses will be recast into majors in four years and the students will not get an honours degree in three years. The language courses and smaller departments are not offering honours courses will close down and the students can choose to exit from the courses after the first and second year and they will get a certificate and diploma respectively. No official decision has however been taken on the matter yet.
Academic Council member – Seema Das while speaking about the four year programme stated that the suggestions are not to reduce the number of core papers up to the third year, considering that in the fourth year and if a student is expected to do research the knowledge of core papers will provide the foundation necessary for conducting the said research.