Delhi University evening colleges look to take up the morning shift
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Most evening colleges of Delhi University are planning to shift to the morning mode. After recommendations on the issue were made by the task force on redefining education, DU's academic council approved the proposal in its meeting last month.
"The academic council has approved the recommendations regarding the shift to morning classes," Director of South Campus Umesh Rai said.
At Dyal Singh Evening College, a proposal to construct a high-rise building to add classrooms is already in place and the governing body of Ram Lal Anand Evening College has also passed a resolution on similar lines, university officials said.
Meanwhile, Deshbandhu College (Evening) is now Ramanujan College and a foundation stone for the college building was laid earlier this month. According to its website, the new campus will be spread over seven acres in Kalkaji, South Delhi. "The construction of the building will take at least two years. Semi-permanent structures might be set up as a way of adding classrooms in colleges," Rai said.
According to university officials, the primary reason behind the decision was the condition on campus following the OBC quota expansion. "Colleges have come under tremendous pressure in terms of infrastructure as the OBC expansion led to an increase in student intake," Rai said.
Officials said the shift should also be seen in the context of the change in the undergraduate programme to a four-year structure. "The schedule of classes under the four-year programme is expected to become more tight. Right now, many morning colleges hold classes till 2.30 pm, while evening colleges start their classes at 2.30 pm. However, there are many colleges where classes go on till 4 pm. With the four-year programme, the number of lectures might increase. We need to address the growing needs of the university," Deputy Dean (Academic) Sangeet Ragi said.
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