Delhi University: After the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Delhi University has decided to discontinue the M.Phil. program from next year.
JNU has scraped the M.Phil. courses from the academic year 2021-22, following NEP. This declaration came after several meetings of the standing committee(HPC) of DU.
DELHI UNIVERSITY VC STATEMENT
Acting Vice-Chancellor, headed meeting held on 18th August held by the committee. The meeting was attended by the dean academic, registrar, several others.
After that, VC said the meeting advocated dropping the M.Phil. course from the next year. Moreover, we will continue with the NEP 2020 from next year. NEP 2020 is on the agenda of meetings of the standing committee and academic council.
CHANGES AFTER IMPLEMENTING NEP 2020
According to going with NEP 2020, direct admission will be there in the Ph.D. after the PG. Without going with M.Phil. students can get into a Ph.D. course.
Taking a Ph.D. will need a master`s or four-year bachelor`s course degree with research. Yet, University will continue with its 1 and 2 year PG courses after implementing NEP also.
NEP will give options for exit and entry points during the course. This can make students to left the course for other certifications and can later join where they left it.
COMMITTEE PROPOSALS FOR DELHI UNIVERSITY
The HPC committee has suggested retaining the 3-year UG program. But said to get the 4-year structure for UG courses. All these courses are going to be as per the NEP.
While in a 4-year UG course, last year is dedicated to research work. This will enable the student to take 1 year PG or Ph.D. course. After that committee added Delhi University degree quality will continue.
Together new work-frame will add to an existing structure. They also said Delhi University can go for a 2-year master`s course for those with a 3-year UG course.
Here 2nd year in master`s is for research. Institutes can also go for a 5-year integrated bachelor`s or master`s program, they proposed.