With the current academic session close to its end, there will be introduction of Discipline Courses-II (DC-II), under the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). The FYUP students have to choose a total of six minor subjects, called DC-II, along with the main subjects in their third semester. The university has asked the colleges to independently figure out this entire process. So the procedure differs from college to college.
Colleges all over the University are occupied in resolving this process. Surveys have been conducted in colleges like Hindu College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Gargi College and Miranda House. St. Stephen’s College held an orientation program which summarized the courses and their structure.
In Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the authorities haven’t come to a conclusion yet. Students were asked to fill forms in which they were asked for their preferences and then top 3 preferences were shortlisted for each department. Eventually the subject with the highest demand will be adopted. However, there’s no such attempt to sort the process out in College of Vocational Studies.
The allotment of the Discipline 2 courses in Miranda House has been done. The online survey conducted by the college for each course asking the students for their first five preferences has been announced as the final one. The students have been e-mailed a form which they will have to fill and sign, indicating their choice of DC 2. The application will be counter signed by the Teacher-in-charge of the respective department. The students are required to fill the application and get it signed during 21st April to 23rd April.
Students were initially allotted date and time to clear their doubts regarding the course, scoring patterns, syllabus and career options of the subject which has helped them make up their minds regarding which subject to choose.
“This entire process was very confusing but the way everything from the doubt clearing sessions to the online form survey, was well articulated.” said Divya Singh, a FYUP student of Miranda House.
In Jesus and Mary College, students were asked to fill their preferences online. So far, there has not been introduction of any merit based allotments. “For BMS students, DU had designed 6 DC IIs which only we could take and nobody else. They were marketing, finance, global business, HR, services and tourism. But recently we got to know that students from other courses can also take it, thus, taking away the exclusivity from our course” said a BMS student of Deen Dayal Upadhyay College.
Dr. Geeta Kitchlu, a Senior Professor of Gargi College said, “Students were given a Performa and were asked to tick their top 3 preferences. These forms have been forwarded to various Teachers-in-charge and the workload committee is active on the process of compiling the data. Students will study either six papers of the same subject or 3-3 papers of tow subjects depending upon their choices. Decision regarding number of sections to be made will be taken according to the number of students opting for a particular subject”