Intakes for undergraduate courses to be increased in DU
Delhi University is looking forward to increase the intakes for its undergraduate programmes in next academic session. It is the first time during the period of 8 years, when DU has decided to increase the admission seats for undergraduate courses. A total of 2,330 intakes will be added to the various courses such as Bachelor of Business Studies, History and English across various institutes/colleges. DU has decided to introduce a new course in forensic science at SGTB Khalsa College.
The vice chancellor constituted an executive council meeting on Tuesday to discuss about the reports submitted by the section committees for introducing new courses in the colleges. The committee proposed 35 courses "subject to the condition that the college must appoint full-time faculty and the infrastructure available to run the course effectively".
Total number of seats for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Mathematics will be 322 in DU colleges for the upcoming academic session i.e. 2016-2017. Intakes in some other subjects such as English, Physics and Geography will be increased to 138 seats each and chemistry with 128 seats.
The course B.A. (Hons.) in French will be introduced to Kamla Nehru College at department level. Courses such as Statistics, Zoology, Botany, Psychology, Applied Psychology, English Journalism and Philosophy will also be introduced in different colleges.
A senior official said "This increase means increased workload and more faculty positions. During OBC expansion, funds were provided for that. While Delhi government funded colleges may find it easy to increase the intake, those run by trusts will have to approach University Grants Commission for funding. Besides, the increase in seats will first have to be sanctioned by UGC.”