Every year a lot of students struggle to get admission into Delhi University but only few get and now there is a ray of hope for them as DU's School of Open Learning (SOL) s expected to come up with 10 new courses. These new courses will also include some vocational courses and will be available from the commencing academic session and according to reports SOL has already been given a positive nod by the governing body for the same.
List of courses
- BSc (honours) mathematics
- BA (honours) history
- BA (honours) economics
- BA (honours) Hindi
- BA (honours) psychology
- BA (honours) Sanskrit
- BA (honours) Hindi journalism
- BVoc in human resource management
- BVoc in office management and secretarial practices
- BVoc in marketing management and retail business
Every year nearly 1.5 lakh student studies in SOL.
Commenting on these courses, director of the SOL CS Dubey said, "The course structure and syllabus has been formed and approved by the GB and was sent to DU for consideration. The university gave us a proforma to fill in the details, which we did and sent it to the university."
Reason/s for introducing new courses
"When we studied the number of applications received for these courses, we found that many students had applied but only a limited number got admission. There is a lot of demand for these courses among students so we are providing a chance for students to study these courses through distance medium," Dubey added.
Before officially starting the courses, these courses will first have to be approved by the university administration and then they will be send for approval to the distance education board (DEB). Also, Delhi University is planning to scrap the cut-off system from 2017-18 and is likely to introduce entrance test for the admission into undergraduate courses.