‘You will find con­tin­u­ous eval­u­a­tion in FYUP’

The two-day HT As­pi­ra­tions fair was a great hit with young­sters seek­ing guid­ance on aca­demic and ca­reer mat­ters

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The clock is tick­ing away. The Univer­sity of Delhi’s ad­mis­sion cy­cle is all set to roll with the new four-year un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gramme, for and against which reams have been writ­ten. And last week­end’s HT As­pi­ra­tions fair in Delhi was where young peo­ple hope­ful of se­cur­ing a seat at Delhi Univer­sity or ex­plor­ing other op­tions were headed.

While many stu­dents went by sat­is­fied, hav­ing their queries an­swered, the ad­vice given by coun­sel­lors gave oth­ers stu­dents am­ple food for thought, es­pe­cially when it came to de­cid­ing on a course of ac­tion for fur­ther stud­ies

Dur­ing a panel dis­cus­sion on day one, in re­sponse to a ques­tion re­lated to com­pre­hen­sive and con­tin­u­ous eval­u­a­tion (CCE) in­tro­duced in CBSE schools, pan­el­list Prat­i­bha Jolly, prin­ci­pal, Mi­randa House, spoke in favour of con­tin­u­ous as­sess­ment. Stu­dents even ex­pe­ri­ence it in col­lege now. You “will find a lot of it” in the four-year pro­gramme, she said. She also sug­gested that stu­dents should in­tro­spect as to what their strengths were and about their likely work pro­file.

Asked whether there will now be more seats for com­merce hon­ours, Inderjeet Da­gar, prin­ci­pal, Col­lege of Vo­ca­tional Stud­ies, said, “The num­ber of seats in hon­ours (cour­ses) will in­crease but all the seats may not be con­verted to com­merce hon­ours. It de­pends on the col­lege. The seats may get con­verted to economics hon­ours. Now ev­ery­body will get the chance to do hon­ours.”

Other ex­perts on the panel in­cluded Amitabha Mukher­jee, pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of physics and as­tro­physics, DU and Alok Jain, COO, Ca­reerCo.

The event was also an op­por­tu­nity for vis­i­tors to in­ter­act with coun­sel­lors from Ca­reers Smart and Ca­reerCo.

Be­sides, a num­ber of in­sti­tu­tions, coun­selling ser­vices providers and oth­ers took part in the ex­hi­bi­tion. Among the 155-odd stalls were rep­re­sen­ta­tives of GD Goenka Univer­sity, Repub­lic of Be­larus, NIIT, Amity, Ma­ni­pal Univer­sity - Dubai cam­pus, Raf­fles Mil­len­nium In­ter­na­tional, TV To­day Me­dia In­sti­tute, Cana­dian Univer­sity Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tre, KR Man­galam Univer­sity, JRE group, KCC In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Man­age­ment, An­sal Univer­sity and Bath Spa Univer­sity (UK).

(Left to right) Inderjeet Da­gar, prin­ci­pal, Col­lege of Vo­ca­tional Stud­ies; Prat­i­bha Jolly, prin­ci­pal, Mi­randa House; Alok Jain, COO, Ca­reerCo and Amitabha Mukher­jee, pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of physics and as­tro­physics, Univer­sity of Delhi, dur­ing a panel...

Vis­i­tors with the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a Cana­dian ad­mis­sions ser­vices provider at the fair at The Lalit ho­tel on Satur­day

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