Delhi University’s Vidya Vistar Scheme aims academic cooperation with other varsities

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An academic cooperative system between faculties and departments of the Delhi University and people of other Indian universities is on the playing cards, appearing vice-chancellor P C Joshi mentioned whereas releasing the DU’s six-month report card on Tuesday.

Through the initiative, “Vidya Vistar Scheme” (V2 Scheme), the DU has proposed to make accessible its schools, library, and other academic amenities to the partnering establishments for academic cooperation and collaboration.

“The V2 Scheme has already began. Letters have been despatched to all faculties and departments. Now we’re giving them the liberty to selected. We usually are not imposing something.

“For now, we are talking about all our online resources. DU has state-of-the-art resources, our lectures, textbooks, projects, everything. In the coming time, we will see if we can invite researchers here and share our laboratories and other facilities with them,” Joshi mentioned.

The scheme will contain organising on-line and offline lectures, workshops, college coaching, conducting joint researches, and publishing in collaboration.

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The DU administration is but to listen to from the taking part faculties, he added.

Charting the course for future, the appearing VC mentioned the college will concentrate on bettering its QS Ranking, which is an annual world college rating, and convey to fore the its wealthy 100-year historical past.

“My mission right now is Mission 500, which is to be ranked between QS Ranking 400-500. Currently, we are at 510. It means we will have to improve ourselves at several fronts to get to that number. This involves recruitments, promotions, teaching methods, our researches, and connections with our alumni,” Joshi mentioned.

The college will mark its one hundredth anniversary in 2022, for which the administration is planning to create a “DU Encyclopedia”.

“I am forming a new committee that will be involved with the 100-year history of DU and creating a DU encyclopedia. There are so many people who have been a part of DU, but we don’t know much about them since we weren’t working in that direction,” he mentioned.

Talking to media, the appearing vice-chancellor detailed the college’s actions within the final six months.

The college has constituted a 42-member committee, chaired by Professor Vivek Suneja, for the implementation of National Education Policy 2020

Joshi knowledgeable reporters that the college carried out on-line open-book Examination (OBE) for the primary time involving 2.5 lakh college students in August and 1.7 lakh college students in December final yr.

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This was additionally the primary time that admission course of was carried out solely on-line. The DU issued digital levels to 19,821 college students and provisional certificates to three,885 college students.

“There will be a mixed (online and offline) convocation ceremony on February 27,” Joshi mentioned.

In the final six months, the DU signed an MoU with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in addition to with 18 universities internationally for the aim of academic cooperation and collaborations with Indian and international students and college students.

Joshi took cost as appearing VC when Yogesh Tyagi went on medical depart. Later Tyagi was suspended over allegations of administrative lapses and a probe committee was arrange in late October final yr.

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