In a notification dated 24th of July, Delhi University has announced that first year undergraduate students from all courses will have a compulsory paper on Environmental Studies.
The syllabus for the first semester has been uploaded and can be found here.
The syllabus, which spans over 7 theoretical and 1 practical paper, looks like recap of what a CBSE student might have studied in middle school. Even for Megha, an ICSE student who is now pursuing Economics Hons, the syllabus doesn’t offer anything new. “I wish the practical aspect is concentrated on more, otherwise it’ll just be a repeat of what we’ve already done” she says. Priyanka Walia, a student of Psychology from IP College for Women says, “I was glad that the FYUP got scrapped, because that meant I wouldn’t have to study subjects unrelated to my course. This new addition seems senseless to me.”
The marking scheme and revised time tables are yet to be announced.