Delhi University, famous for its north and south campuses, is now looking to build three new campuses in different areas of Delhi.
DU will expand to Dwarka in the southwest and Karkardooma in the east, along with plans for a west campus. Professor Yogesh Tyagi, Vice Chancellor of DU, recently revealed the news for the additional campuses in a council meeting. Dr R.N. Dubey was quoted in The Asian Age as saying that DU has bought land in Karkardooma and is currently looking for land in west Delhi.
Two new colleges, which were previously affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), will now be added to DU since the academic council approved such a proposal. With the addition of Safdarjung Hospital’s Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital’s Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education, DU will now be the parent body of six medical colleges. The 50% reservation awarded to Delhi students in GGSIPU will be reduced to 15% as per the guidelines for central universities such as DU.
Other changes discussed during the council meeting include the introduction of reference books for History Honours, as well as programme courses in Hindi medium. Lastly, Ramanujan, Kalindi, and Jesus and Mary colleges will be providing vocational courses such as retail management and web designing for undergraduate students.
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