The Delhi University was the first institution in the country to award “digital degrees” to its 1,780,719 students at its 97th annual convention on Saturday, said its acting chancellor P C Joshi.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convocation ceremony was carried out in a hybrid way: a mix of physical and online.
“This is the first time that, not just in AU history, but in every college of every college, they have received their bachelor’s / master’s degree in various disciplines by mail with the push of a button. A historic milestone for all of us, ”Tyagi said.
More than 156 medals and 36 awards were also personally presented to the students by the Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, who was the main guest of the event. More than 600 doctorates and 44 DM / M CH were also personally awarded at the ceremony.
Regarding the university’s achievements, Joshi said that despite its “pandemic year”, the institute has played a pioneering role in creating new brands in education, acting as a seamless transition to online mechanisms, digital learning and conducting open audits or contactless approvals.
“Everyone involved made sure that the holistic development of our students was not interrupted. Although the libraries are physically closed, members of the university have access to electronic resources that allow them to access them from the comfort of their home.”
“We are very proud to have been the first university in the country to conduct an open audit in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Education to make the safety and health of students a top priority,” he said, adding that the university was the national educational policy.
Tyagi also spoke about the UA’s new “Vidya Vistar Scheme” (Scheme V2), which proposes to make its faculties, library and other academic facilities available to partner institutions for academic collaboration and collaboration.
“The program would create academic links between partner universities and departments of other universities. Its objective is to maximize the use of existing resources available to the university through academic collaboration and collaboration with partner institutions. The program is seen as a determining factor in the expansion of collective activities human resources, ”he noted.