The vice-chancellor of Delhi University (DU), Dinesh Singh, recently confirmed that Delhi University is planning to make its existing three-year under graduate course four years from 2013.
Singh said, “A student in the present course structure doesn’t get the necessary opportunity to understand his talent. He or she needs to discover that. A four-year degree course will ensure a platform to discover his inner talents, his or her area of interest after studying a wide a range of subjects.”
“We need to change if we have to improve, otherwise the country will be affected adversely in the long run. A mathematics teacher should connect mathematics to other subjects. This is what we call cross-disciplinary,” added Singh.
While on the one hand, the courses will contain credits which would help students to migrate to other universities with the same credit system, on the other hand, the university would also see to the system of internal assessment during its consultation with different stakeholders.
According to Singh, “During my interactions in colleges I had found students themselves wanted a larger range of subjects to choose from.” He further said, “The students continue to surprise us. Sanskrit students want to study French and German simultaneously, mathematics students want to study history. In fact, this shows their maturity. There is a great demand for Sanskrit teachers and academics in Germany. We need to explore many more such opportunities and innovation and empower our students.”