From August 10, the Delhi University, DU is all set to conduct online classes. On August 6, 2020 the varsity approved the syllabi of four courses, and also came up with the suggestion that wherever possible during the online classes Hindi translations must be made available for the students. An integrated platform known as OneDU has been created to streamline the online education process.
According to a meeting which was conducted by the Oversight Committee on Syllabi, where the department confirmed the syllabus of four courses namely political science, sociology, history and English. Earlier one of the main concerns for the teachers was about how would they be able to start the classes.
Maharaj Pandit, who is the chairman of the Oversight Committee on Syllabi, stated that, “the syllabi have been approved. The general instruction that has been provided to the departments is that the Hindi text should be made available for subjects like history, sociology and political science. Wherever possible, during the classes the department should take a step forward in getting translations in Hindi so that it becomes more accessible.”
With the objective of promoting online education across teaching departments, affiliated colleges, centres etc. recently DU has also launched an online platform One DU . This programme would play a major role in providing the resources to study to the students as and when required. Both teaching as well as non-teaching communities are working under it.
According to the official notice which has been released, it has been stated that “The University has taken a decision to augment and streamline online education by facilitating e-learning support with the help of the Delhi University Computer Centre (DUCC) by creating and integrating online platform and networking resources and facilities for use by all the university departments, centres, colleges, and other affiliated bodies under ‘OneDU’ – online eDUcation flagship programmes…”
On the basis of merit, recently DU has extended the application process for admissions till August 31, 2020. For this year examination more than 3 lakh 20 thousand students had applied.