Students studying at Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (DU SOL) will now be able to enroll in regular DU colleges after the completion of the first year. Similarly, regular college students can enroll in the School of Open Learning. Delhi University has recently approved for transfer or migration of students between the two institutes and has further issued guidelines regarding the same.
Special Work Officer at SOL, Professor Uma Shankar Pandey says that the School of Open Learning offers five courses and now first-year students of SOL will be able to enroll in regular DU colleges in the second year. However, to enroll from SOL to a regular DU college or from regular college to SOL college, a student must have a no-objection certificate signed from both the institutes.
Professor Pandey further said that the Delhi University and School of Open Learning now follow a similar syllabus. Furthermore, Choice Based Credit System is applicable in both the institutes. This arrangement has been introduced recently. Earlier Delhi University colleges follow the semester system while SOL followed an annual or yearly system. Even before when both the institutes followed the annual system, the facility of migration was there.
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The Special Officer at SOL said that the migration cannot be taken this year as the last date of migration which was 30th September has passed while the institute received the directives a week ago. It must be noted that over one lakh students enroll in SOL every year. Ever since the first-year results of students are released, the curiosity among the students to know about the migration facility has increased.
The Special Work Officer at DU SOL further said that earlier if a regular college student gets a job or was unable to continue regular college would migrate to DU SOL. Now once again the facility has been opened for benefit of students. She added that they have been receiving calls about seeking information regarding migration from SOL to regular or from regular DU college to DU SOL.
School of Open Learning (SOL) classes run on weekends I.e., Saturday and Sunday at around 40 Delhi University colleges across the National Capital. The SOL further provides a facility of e-content to help students through e-learning. Students can now even find their course material online.