August 19, 2013 Leave a comment
It is strange that even though Delhi University’s programmes have been given a facelift, nothing has been done for the SOL or NCWEB courses.
SOL gets more students than regular DU colleges and it is only fair that we too get to study under the FYUP system than the old three-year undergraduate system.
SOL or School of Open Learning is Delhi University solution for students who prefer distance learning. The correspondence courses from the institute are a popular preference for students who want to immediately work after school while they also earn a degree. It is also an option for those who do not have a very high percentage that might be sufficient for them to earn admission in their choice of course in a regular college. However, the best part about SOL has been the fact that despite the fact that you are doing a correspondence course, the degree is the same as other colleges and is awarded by the Delhi University.
In the interest of students, the university administration, for quite a while to approve FYUP for School of Open Learning too. Even though we are still awaiting administrative approval on the matter, it is not fair on lakhs of students who come and seek admission here.
However, university officials said that it was the large number of students in SOL that was proving to be a deterrent.
Over 2 lakh students seek admission in SOL. Bringing such a big number of students under FYUP is a challenge that is different from managing a few thousand in regular colleges.