Reason for Reverting to 3 Years Undergraduate Degree in Delhi University


The reasons for reverting back to the three years undergraduate degree in Delhi University included the need to comply with National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986, ensure that students of Delhi University are not put to any disadvantage vis- a-vis students of other universities in terms of horizontal and vertical mobility and also in terms of employment opportunities. The information was given by the Minister for Human Resources Development Smt. Smriti Irani in the Rajya Sabha. ‘Employability criteria’ was not the reason for reverting back to three year undergraduate degree.

As reported by University of Delhi, the total number of students completing their graduation every year is more than 40,000 excluding students of School of Open Learning (SOL). The University has a Central Placement Cell (CPC) which gives options to the students of different colleges / departments of the University to get themselves registered with it. The number of students registered with CPC and the approximate number of placements in last three years is as follows:

Year  Number of students registered   Number of placement based on

Preliminary selections carried out by various employers/companies

 2011-2012  11048  1000
 2012-2013  9498  1500
 2013-2014  6729  1200

In addition, colleges affiliated to the University have their own Placement Cells where prospective employers/companies visit directly and engage students of the respective colleges. Similarly, some post-graduate faculties/departments of the University also conduct placement processes for their students like faculty of management studies, commerce and business studies, education etc.

Source: PIB


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