The Delhi College will begin value-addition programs on matters like emotional intelligence, the artwork of being completely happy and Indian fiction from the 2022-23 tutorial 12 months as a part of the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework-2022 (UGCF).
A decision to introduce 24 comparable programs geared toward creating essential considering has been accepted in a just lately held DU tutorial council assembly. Now the matter will probably be introduced to the very best decision-making physique of the college, its govt council.
College students can take a number of such value-addition programs per semester.
A few of these programs are Emotional Intelligence, Artwork of Being Glad, Monetary Literary and Ethics, Vedic Arithmetic and Worth of Indian Custom System. These programs have been ready by the worth addition course committee headed by professor Niranjan Kumar.
“The worth addition programs have been designed retaining in thoughts the Nationwide Schooling Coverage 2022. They’ve numerous elements like essential considering, compassion, teamwork, scientific temperament, Indian data methods, moral, cultural and constitutional values, and artistic writing,” Kumar advised PTI.
“That is the primary time a prestigious college just like the DU has launched such programs. They are going to act as a game-changer when it comes to social-building,” he added.
Credit gained by means of these programs will probably be added to the coed’s Tutorial Financial institution of Credit.
Among the many programs are these impressed by outstanding campaigns initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparable to Match India and Swacch Bharat.
Underneath the Artwork of Being Glad, college students will probably be taught methods to deal with stress, the physiological and hormonal foundation of happiness, components of happiness and interpersonal relationship in the direction of self-actualisation. It will likely be a two-credit course.
Within the Emotional Intelligence course, college students will achieve insights into establishing optimistic relationships and uncover private competence and approach for constructing emotional intelligence, self-awareness, self-management, social consciousness and relationship administration.
The college can even introduce a course to acquaint college students with Indian fiction in English and analyse novels critically and within the context of their very own lived conditions.
Via this course, college students will be taught concerning the understanding of Indian ethos and values by means of Indian fiction, develop artistic considering by means of the studying of fiction and realise the potential of fiction in bringing out social and cultural change.
Nonetheless, a number of academics on the college are of the view that value-addition programs beneath the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF) will “discourage essential considering”. Seven tutorial council members issued a dissent be aware throughout the August 3 assembly.
In line with the dissenting members, these programs pay a lip service to the query of mental attitudes that must be fostered in college students, and in addition undermine the thought of India as a cosmopolitan website of cultural and philosophical interplay between folks, languages and traditions.
“The myopic conception of VAC rubric is evidently an end result of a centralised initiative that has excluded participation of academics from all topics. Therefore, many disciplines haven’t discovered any illustration,” the academics stated in an announcement.