Delhi University to launch one-year PG degree programs after four-year UG courses

Delhi University to launch one-year PG degree programs after four-year UG courses

Delhi University having successfully implemented the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), is now gearing up to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) at the postgraduate level. As per NEP guidelines, the PG programme will be for one year, running alongside the four-year UG programme. ViceChancellor Yogesh Singh told  that both two-year and one-year master's programmes may coexist for a few years during the transition.

As per report, the university is actively developing modalities for twinning programmes, enabling DU students to study at foreign universities for a semester and earn credits. NEP will complete three years on July 29, and DU claims to be the first to implement the FYUP.

Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh told, "The university is now working on implementing NEP for PG students, focusing on curriculum and modalities." With the current four-year batch moving to the second year, a transitional period will allow both two-year and one-year master's programmes. Students graduating from other universities after a three-year UG programme will be eligible for the two-year PG programme, while those completing a four-year UG programme will qualify for the one-year PG programme.

DU has already established MoUs with 25 foreign universities and plans to develop twinning, dual, and joint degree programmes. Academic mobility for students in central universities and ability-enhancement courses in the 22 languages of the Eighth Schedule are also part of the university's upcoming initiatives. To accommodate niche language courses with smaller student numbers, colleges will form clusters to offer joint teaching.

K Ratnabali, dean of academic affairs, highlights that the UG curriculum framework is student-centric, multidisciplinary, and includes skill subjects and research and innovation. Additionally, the education policy supports lifelong learning, upskilling, and re-skilling with a range of vocational courses catering to diverse interests, such as aquaculture entrepreneurship, fish farming, and ornamental fish production