Officials said that the Competence Enhancement Scheme (CES) will also permit people from different fields to enrol in DU courses from next year.
The scheme was accepted during the DU’s Academic Council meeting on Wednesday. The scheme will be applicable for courses offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the university, officials said.
DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh explained that the aim of this scheme is to enhance the efficiency of individuals by extending them with new information.
The scheme is supposed to be launched early next year as a part of the centenary celebrations of DU.
Along with implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 from the academic year 2022-23, the university will also launch the Competence Enhancement Scheme to fulfil the objectives of the NEP, the varsity said in a statement.
“The scheme gives an opportunity to individuals from different fields to study in DU to enhance their knowledge and understanding in any subject being taught at Delhi University,” the statement read.
Admissions under the scheme will be merit-based and the candidates will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses and eight credit subjects in a semester. A candidate who fulfils the eligibility criteria and pre-requisites can register for the course.
Singh said through this scheme, entrepreneurs will be able to increase their business by developing new skills.
He added that the study of management courses will improve the managerial skills of the lower/middle level management personnel. Those who could not acquire the necessary qualification earlier due to socio-economic conditions or any shortage during that time, they will be able to pursue higher education from this scheme.
As per Singh, under this scheme, senior citizens would gain a lot by enhancing their qualifications, knowledge and skills.
The number of seats in a course will be a maximum of 10% of the total strength of the class of that course.
The registration of candidates for a particular course will be valid for a semester only, it said, adding that the credits earned from the courses will be transferred to the student account in the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC).
ABC is a virtual storehouse that will keep digitally stored records of academic credits earned by a student. At the end of the course, students will get a certificate.
The fee payable to the candidates who register for such course(s) shall be determined by the university from time to time in line with the operational and functional requirements.
(With inputs from PTI)
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