The University of Delhi has launched a ‘Vidya Vistar Scheme’ to boost academic cooperation with other Universities and Colleges in remote areas of the country.
P.C. Joshi, the officiating Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University on Tuesday said that Vidya Vistar Scheme aims to boost the contribution of Universities and institutes to nation-building through fuller utilization of existing potential and resources.
Vidya Vistar Scheme Aims Academic Cooperation
Through this Vidya Vistar Scheme, Delhi University proposes to throw open its libraries, faculties, and other educational facilities in its colleges and departments to partner institutions for academic collaboration and cooperation.
On Tuesday, at the press conference, listing achievements of the last six months since he took the charge from ex-VC Yogesh Tyagi who was first unwell and then suspended by the President after an inspection was initiated against him for dereliction of duties and misconduct, Joshi stated that he believed in the idea of one DU and hoped for wider collaboration between colleges and departments and interdisciplinarity.
He added that the University will also add more focus to research work in the coming weeks.
The University of Delhi will also conduct its convocation on 27th February and formulate a committee for its centenary celebrations in the year 2022, plans for which comprises a compilation of the history of the DU, and an encyclopedia of Delhi University.
Outlining his plans for the coming years, PC Joshi said he had set objectives in mind. The first one being ‘Mission 500’ by which he wants to see DU secure a place in the 400-500 Rank in OS rankings. The second one is ‘Mission 300’ whereby he wants to collect Rs. 300 crore from alumni and people associated with DU for Delhi University’s Corpus fund. For the same is he’ll start by donating Rs. 1 lakh for the purpose, he said.
He added that he is keen to see DU continuously improve its ranking. In the past 4.5 years, things have deteriorated but I attempted to accelerate those procedures. It was my endeavor that people do not consider the past five years as black years, Joshi asserted.
Joshi further said that DU had made various strides in the past six months including recruitment and expenditure promotion which were pending for a long time.