A considerable number of Delhi University Faculty members want the newly-introduced four-year undergraduate course to be scrapped while the administration wants to go ahead with the new format. Satish Deshpande, Sociology professor, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what the major points of disagreement are.
Q. Personally, what do you feel will benefit the students? Asked by: Saurav Tiwari
A. What will benefit students is a well-thought out programme of study, one with a clear rationale, a viable curricular structure, and a detailed plan for handling the practical-logistical issues involved in implementation. In my opinion, the proposed Four Year Undergrad Programme is none of these things; its duration is incidental -- the same criteria I am mentioning would be relevant for any programme that seeks to replace what exists, whatever its duration. The fact that the FYUP is proposing to add one year makes these criteria all the more important, because then we also need to know the justification for the extra year and the extra costs that it will inevitably involve....more
05:08 PM, Apr 29, 2013