Delhi University is planning to consider a proposal for setting up a Centre that will be offering job-oriented courses for students enrolled in the Campus of Open Learning. The discussion about establishing the centre would be taken up at the meeting of the academic council, scheduled on March 22.
The director of the Campus of Open Learning Payal Mago, said, “This centre would house a media centre and will provide online and experiential learning courses to students. To enhance the employability of students of the School of Open Learning (SOL), these will be skills-based courses and tailored as per their needs.” “Students will also get to learn basic computer skills and some languages that will help them,” she added.
The centre will offer three diploma courses – journalism (English and Hindi), post graduate diploma in library automation services, and mushroom cultivation.
There will be a mix of online and offline classes.
The journalism course will be carried out in collaboration with Delhi University’s Hansraj College while for the other courses, experts have been identified. Nominal charges will be levied on the courses, The courses will be in accordance with the National Education Policy, according to the agenda of the meeting.