Delhi University Credit-based postgraduate courses? Yes, Credit based.
Means, from 2013, postgraduate courses at Delhi University will undergo a radical structural change. The radical change will be: The PG Courses will no longer be time-bound but credit based. That is students will be able to collect credits for PG courses even at the undergraduate level.
Why the DU Credit based system for Post-Graduate Courses:
To make the changes at the UG level and to facilitate lateral entry for students, PG courses will no longer be restricted to two years. A student who accumulates the requisite credits within a year will complete the course in one year.
This is what Vice chancellor DU Dinesh Singh says about the new system,
“With structural changes at the undergraduate level, there will be similar changes at the postgraduate level. There will be lateral entry, and the postgraduate study structure will be credit based. So, students will complete a course whenever they earn the required credits . This will enable mobility of students and lateral entry in other universities” .
How the DU Credit-based postgraduate courses System works:
Students will need to study for at least two semesters to complete a PG course (minimum duration One Year). DU is also planning to add a component of research in the four-year undergraduate courses for students to earn credits. These will help them get lateral entry into PG courses and utilize the credits earned at the UG level.
Keeping in mind that not all students will go on to pursue master’s; the Research part will be optional at the undergraduate level. But those who intend to, can earn credits via research work at the undergraduate level. If a PG course requires six credits and the student has earned three at the UG level, they can complete the course in the first year itself.
A Big Time Saver:
A welcome change for University education in India. Conventional System of Time bound learning, many a times is restricting to Fast Learners. Allowing Students to complete a course quickly, helps Education in a country. This is as important as allowing students to appear in Exams, whenever they find ready to crack it. This is much better than conducting exams ONLY times a Year.