New Delhi, July 21 : After uncertainty and confusion over Delhi University’s four-year under-graduate programme, its new session finally started Monday with excited students stepping onto the campus for a new beginning in their young lives. Delhi University, one of the prestigious universities in the country, admits over 50,000 students under its under-graduate programme in 63 colleges.
The admissions started after a week-long tussle between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission over the university’s controversial four-year under-graduate programme (FYUP) started last year. It was rolled back June 27. “To my relief and much delay, the admissions have started. My expenses had doubled but now I have finally got a hostel,” Honiya, who came all the way from Arunachal Pradesh, told IANS. Honiya is a student of Geography Honours at Miranda House.
The new students were busy adjusting to the new environment on the campus. “I always wanted to study at north campus of the Delhi University and now I am here. I love the campus environment,” said Rohan Verma, a political science student at Ramjas College. Trying to make new friends and adjusting to the new area, the students were seen roaming around the campus, eating ice-creams to beat high humidity in the city.
“I am new to the city, so I am planning to explore the entire campus with my new friends,” said Bhumika Singh, who came from Haryana. She took admission in B.Com. Pass course at Lady Shri Ram College. Echoing similar feelings, Lukyir, a student at Miranda House, said: “It is a new life and days of independence in the college. I thoroughly want to enjoy my college life.” Lukyir came from Arunachal Pradesh to study at Delhi University.
In the midst of excitement, some students were also worried that their syllabus has still not been defined. “There is confusion about the syllabus. We have been told not to follow the syllabus given on the website. We would be informed about it later,” said Kriti, who will be studying English Honours at Ramjas College. “The delay in syllabus does not let us study on our own. So I will wait and enjoy till the final syllabus is given to us,” said Rajat Sharma, who is studying at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.