New Delhi: Keeping in mind the challenges posed by the "dramatic" transformation of higher education, Delhi Technological University has restructured its academic programmes and curriculum to meet global demands, its Vice Chancellor Pradeep Kumar said on Saturday.
Welcoming the 75th batch of students at the prestigious engineering institution, Kumar said, "Wherever there are opportunities there are challenges. Higher education is going through rapid and dramatic transformation."
"While technology is influencing the work phenomenon, traditional intellectual fields are shifting and converging and hence public expectations as well as global demands of higher education are intensive".
From the current session, the university has introduced a new methodology in undergraduate teaching and continuous evaluation, laying emphasis on developing analytical and professional skills and challenging the students globally and intellectually.
"To meet these challenges DTU has taken several initiatives for restructuring and strengthening its academic programmes and curriculum. Introduction of grading system which will be followed from current academic year," the VC said.
"The new curriculum includes right combination of foundation courses and departmental electives which are reflective of new methodology in undergraduate teaching which focuses on continuous evaluation," Kumar added.
DTU, formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering(DCE), is a premiere Delhi Government university.
It offers courses including BTech, MTech, PhD and MBA programmes and contains fourteen academic departments with an emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.
Nearly 1,547 students have taken admission in the undergraduate-level based on their JEE (mains) ranks and 70 NRI's via SAT exam. The varsity offers 22 MTech programs and around 400 students have already admitted upto third round through the GATE.
70 students have been admitted upto the third round for admission to the MBA program based on their CAT scores.
The Vice Chancellor also informed the students that the varsity adopts a zero-tolerance policy towards ragging and they should refrain from indulging in any such activity.
The message was also shared by Vikramjeet Singh, DCP (Outer), who was also present at the welcome ceremony.
"It is important that law enforcement agencies are not needed to interfere in any educational institution's functioning. The varsity has put in place strict norms regarding ragging, you should follow them," he said while addressing the students.