The Four Year UG Programme (FYUP) is all set to be to be reintroduced in Delhi University seven years after being junked. Delhi University had enforced FYUP in the year 2013 when Vice-Chancellor was Prof. Dinesh Singh but the FYUP was junked a year later by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
The Four Year UG Programme is ready to return as a part of the New Education Policy (NEP). Under the chairmanship of Prof. Vivek Suneja, a committee was formed to implement the NEP 2020 and to discuss the reintroduction of FYUP in Delhi University.
According to the National Education Policy, once Four Year UG Programme is introduced, students will get multiple exit points and will be provided a qualification as per the number of year’s spent at the programme. It includes granting a certificate upon completion of one year, a diploma in two years, and a degree on completion of course.
Termination of Honours Courses
Two members on Delhi University’s NEP committee confirmed that the FYUP proposal is actively being examined. As per the reports, once the four year undergraduate programme begins, there will will no longer be honours courses in commerce, science, and humanities.
The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) implementation committee is actively considering to start the FYUP in Delhi University from the coming session. If the FYUP is implemented in DU, the nomenclature of the UG degree will not be honours anymore. The programme will just be considered as degree and the students will have an option to take exit in between. If a student completes four years, he/she will be awarded the degree, said DU’s Academic Council member Seema Das who is also a member of DU’s NEP committee.
Another member of the NEP committee said that the FYUP is being recommended by the committee as a part of NEP policy. The recommendation will first has to be passed by the Academic Council before it is finalized. The Academic Council looks after all the administrative and academic matters and further offer suggestions to the DU administration.
Delhi University registrar, Vikas Gupta said that DU would prefer to launch FYUP along with other Universities but is currently waiting for the NEP committee’s recommendations