Delhi University to Introduce 30 New Courses, Increases 282 Seats; Demands 3,000 More Teachers


This news is all about the University of Delhi planning to introduce 30 new courses and increase 282 seats starting from the academic session 2019-2020. The approval for increase in the number of seats and courses was given by the standing committee. As more courses are going to be implemented in the University of Delhi, the committee is also going to open a vacancy for 3000 teachers. This new change will increase the number of seats by 25 percent.

The University of Delhi is planning to introduce 10 vocational courses. The academic council of the University has also decided to add 282 seats, and 30 new courses that will be executed starting from the session 2019-2020. From 2019-2020 session onwards, the florence nightingale college of Nursing will start providing degree in Bsc nursing (hons) through the University of Delhi. In order to serve the increased number of seats, the University has opened up a vacancy for 3000 new teachers.

The Delhi University’s academic council has approved the introduction of 30 new courses in all the colleges. These courses involve both the postgraduate as well as the undergraduate programmes that will be presented in a CBCS that is choice based credit system. Additionally, 10 new vocational courses are going to be launched that will provide part time certificate to the students.

Seats increased for ongoing courses

Other than the courses, the council has authorized certain colleges to increase the number of seats for the courses that are currently being taught at the colleges. Upto 282 seats have been increased across colleges in the University of Delhi, which will allow enrollment from the coming session. Out of these increased number of seats, 80 seats have been increased in the Hans Raj College for BA programme. So, now there are a total of 100 seats in Hans Raj College for the BA programme.  The number of seats in Aditi Mahavidyalaya has increased from 55 to 80 for the Bcom programme and seats in Bcom college has increased from 45 to 92. Furthermore, 50 more seats are offered to students in the Maharishi Valmiki college.

The approval of standing committee

A committee appointed by the University of Delhi that has 3 members has also approved the Florence Nightingale college to get affiliated with the University of Delhi. Also, they started a course of Bsc nursing through DU. As per the academic council, the request is limited to the varsity norms, abiding of syllabus, and appointment of teachers or faculty members.

Actually the request was made by the colleges that 40 new courses should be introduced in the university out of which the council agreed for 30 courses. The standing committee approved this course. The committee had 3 members. One of them is a member of the academic council and the other two are professor from Sri Aurobindo College.

Introduction of new courses and increase in the number of seats together will increase upto 25% of seats for the students who are going to apply for postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the academic session 2019-2020. As per Mr. Hans Raj this is going to increase burden on staff and funds. Also, he has approached the union of  Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission to acquire additional grants for the newly introduced courses.

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