The University of Delhi is set to introduce 18 new courses from the academic session 2023-2024, announced DU VC Yogesh Singh on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. A five-year LLB program, 8 Medical Science Programs, and B.Tech programs are the highlights of these courses.
On February 28 2023, DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh, announced that DU is set to launch 18 new courses beginning from the academic year 2023-24. The new decision will create room for several new, unprecedented courses at DU, including a five-year LLB program, MBA in Business Analytics, 8 Medical Science programs, and even B.Tech programs. Other programs for both UG and PG shall also be included in these 18 courses.
Emulating the five-year course structure of the National Law Universities, the inclusion of five-year integrated programs in LLB will now allow high school graduates to directly pursue law at the UG level from Delhi University. Besides LLB, the decision to expand DU’s course catalog to also include programs in Medical Sciences and Engineering is an implementation of a part of the New Education Policy. The aim is to enhance the quality and dissolve the erstwhile distinctions between streams and pave the way for diversity in education. The varsity has also mentioned BCA LLB and B.COM LLB as prospective add-on courses to this list.
“Students who enroll in the new programs will be able to benefit immensely from the rich quality of education imparted here and the curriculum will be interdisciplinary in nature. For instance, we already have the Faculty of Management Studies, and professors from there can teach certain papers of the BBA LLB program. Similarly, (the) law (course) includes papers of political science as well. There might be five different kinds of papers and the professor with the relevant specialization can teach the course.”
– A University of Delhi official
DU Registrar Vikas Gupta has stated that the varsity administration is still deliberating upon the possible avenues to implement this efficiently. It is working on a detailed framework designed to delineate the fundamentals of the admissions process for these courses. There is still no confirmation whether the admission to these courses will also traverse the prevailing CUET method or not. “It is still under the planning stage and we are trying to launch the programs by the next academic session”, he said.