Can DU make you an ENGINEER?

imagesAmong the various changes that have been introduced in Delhi University this year, the most significant one has been the conversion of many courses into Btech courses. In all, DU has converted some six odd courses-computer science, electronics, instrumentation, psychological science, polymer science and food technology – that were earlier a Bsc or BA to Btech.

The Delhi University Officials have justified the change by saying that the university had taken this huge step for the benefit of students as this will make them eligible for Mtech courses in premier institutes like IIT, Jamia etc. Till now IIT’s admitted students in their Mtech courses but now with these new Btech courses the students can take admissions in their Mtech courses right away and thus they will be able to save a year. However, the IIT’s have a completely different take on this matter. According to them they have not got any official notification from DU regarding this and that, finally their senate will be last decision making authority in the matter.

Basically, the primary concern of all these institutes has been : Is DU Prepared for this huge leap? Well though the course’s syllabus has been fully revamped but as far as the teaching faculty is concerned it will remain same as it was for the courses. No special staff from technical background has been roped in for these courses which could be a major worrying point. Many officials from these top institutes have also questioned the rigour of these Btech courses under FYUP(Four Year Undergraduate Program).As according to FYUP, Du will teach just four paper on the main subject, 11 foundation courses and one Integrated Mind Body and Heart Course in the first two semesters which is contrast to the structure followed in other Engineering colleges.

There have been some initial hiccups among students regarding the new course outline and the most important thing ‘Placement’. The queries regarding these courses have been the most asked one among the various admission queries portals including ours. In spite of these unanswered questions about the course.The students have welcomed the change with open hands. As through this move Du has opened its doors for many engineering enthusiasts who earlier had to head to expensive engineering colleges. The general category admission were closed in many colleges after the first list in spite of sky rocketing cut offs.

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