DU welcomes freshers, no queries about CBCS on Day 1

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New Delhi, Jul 20: Delhi University on Monday opened its doors to a fresh batch of undergraduate students which will be the first lot to study courses under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

While various colleges under the university had planned host of activities for their orientation sessions, majority students weren't curious to know more about the much talked about "cafeteria-approach" scheme rolled out by the UGC from this academic session.

CBCS will allow students' "seamless mobility" across higher education institutions and transfer of credit earned by them.

For the freshers, the day began on welcome note and enrolment in their respective classes. Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh visited several colleges including Indraprastha College for Women, ARSD College, Aryabhatta College and Ram Lal Anand College among others.

"Seeing the students sitting in the audience I recall the day I came for my orientation session as a student at a DU college. That was a new beginning. For you all too this is a new journey, make the best of it," Singh said while addressing the students at IP College.

He interacted with the students about why they have chosen their particular colleges and what they plan to pursue in future.

The colleges had Q&A sessions for the freshers to address their queries ranging from dramatics club to safety of North Eastern students, hassle free transport service to university, facilities for disabled students and much more.

Interestingly, there were no queries about the roll out of CBCS. When asked about the scheme, several students said that they were not really aware about its modalities. 

"I know it is being implemented from this session but I do not know what it is about. May be we will get to know the details once the classes progress," said a first year B.Com student at Aryabhatta college.

Another student Shivangi Bhatt said, "we have been informed that our time tables have been modified as per the new scheme and syllabus have been uploaded on the college as well as varsity website. I am not sure about how it is going to be different from what our seniors have studied."

Interestingly, all the three under-graduate classes of the University will follow different course structures this time. While the first year will study as per CBCS, the second year will continue with the normal semester system of the university and the third year will be studying under the now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

To facilitate smooth implementation of the CBCS, the varsity has constituted a CBCS Oversight Committee (CBCS-OC) to be headed by the Dean, Faculty of Science and whose members include several Deans as well as some Principals.

Members of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) also resolved the queries of students about their upcoming three years on DU campuses.

Student outfits of various political parties also tried to encash the opportunity, especially in view of the upcoming DUSU elections.

Members of the Congress affiliated NSUI, BJP-led ABVP and AAP's student wing CYSS were seen outside colleges welcoming the freshers and guiding them in various formalities to be fulfilled for admissions at their respective institutions.

In Pics: DU welcomes freshers

New students being welcomed by seniors on the first day of the new academic session of Delhi University on Monday.

In Pics: DU welcomes freshers

A teacher interacts with freshers in a class on the first day of the new academic session of Delhi University on Monday.

In Pics: DU welcomes freshers

Freshers on the first day of the new academic session of Delhi University on Monday.

Preparing for new innings

A group of girls filling up their admission forms on the first day of Delhi University admissions at Daulatram College in New Delhi on Friday, June 26.

PTI

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