In the coming year, Delhi University will start offering classes to housewives, retirees, and working professionals who wish to pursue certain subjects without a degree. Yogesh Singh, vice-chancellor of Delhi University, said the university plans to offer certificate programs to non-DU students in January next year.
As per PTI, the VC informed that the matter would be put up at the next Academic Council meeting on August 3. Non-DU students may pursue a maximum of two courses at a time and the credits earned will be added to their academic records.
The Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) is a virtual storehouse which will keep digitally stored records of academic credits secured by a student. At the end of the course, students will get a certificate. Those who do not want to get a full-time degree but want to learn about a particular topic or skill will benefit from this, Singh said.
”Some students want to pursue just a few subjects and do not want a degree. We are planning to start course-based registration for citizens, and they can come and take classes with students of the varsity,” he said.
About the Course
In order to pursue the degree, the applicant will sit with DU students for a particular course in a particular program.
The details in this regard are being worked out. Explaining further, he said, for instance, there are three courses being taught to first year students of BA(Hons) Political Science and someone might want to study about constitutional values, one of the courses, so they will be allowed to do so, provided they meet some eligibility criterion that will be decided.
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