The Delhi University (DU) is planning to start a new degree course on entrepreneurship from the next academic year. The standing committee on academic matters, which met after more than a year on Monday, gave its approval to the proposal. The new course will be run under the faculty of applied social sciences and humanities. It is yet to be approved by the academic council.

The three-year degree program — BBA (entrepreneurship) — is going to be the first of its kind in Delhi. The course is either available as a diploma in various higher education institutions or the degree is offered by private universities.

According to the proposal submitted to the standing committee (a copy of which is with TOI), the faculty wants to equip students with the skills needed to start their own enterprises. Along with this, the course is also in tune with the Delhi government and Centre’s push for skill development and entrepreneurship at academic levels.

~ Preksha Mishra

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