Delhi University to Launch Unique Scheme Called ‘Competence Enhancement Scheme’ in Centenary year

Competence Enhancement Scheme

The University of Delhi, in its Centenary Year, is going to launch a unique scheme called the Competence Enhancement Scheme (CES). Along with implementing the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) from the academic year 2022-23, the University will also launch the Competence Enhancement Scheme (CES) to fulfil the objectives of the NEP.
This scheme also got approval at the academic council meeting of the university on August 3, 2022. The scheme will be launched early next year (2023) as a part of the Centenary celebrations of the university.

The ‘Competition Enhancement Scheme is a scheme that gives an opportunity to individuals from different fields to study at delhi university to enhance their knowledge and understanding of any subject being taught at Delhi University.

This scheme will also provide an opportunity for the students of other universities/institutions to study on some of the delhi university courses. The scheme is open for courses being run at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. | Competence Enhancement Scheme

Purpose Of This Scheme

According to DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh, the purpose of this scheme is to increase the efficiency of individuals by providing them with new information. He said that under this scheme, entrepreneurs will be able to increase their business by acquiring new skills/technology.
Likewise, the study of management courses will improve the managerial skills of the lower/middle-level management personnel. Those who could not acquire the requisite qualification earlier due to socio-economic conditions or any shortage during that time will be able to fulfil their dreams of getting higher education from this scheme.
According to the Vice Chancellor, under this scheme, senior citizens would continue to play important roles by enhancing their qualifications/knowledge/skills.

Traditional artisans, craftsmen or workers will improve their skills by learning to use the latest technology/machines under this scheme and will upgrade themselves by using modern tools instead of traditional systems.

Learning with young and energetic students will instil confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of purpose in them. This scheme will lead to the effective utilisation of the resources of the university for the benefit of the people in a big way.

The Objective

The objective of this scheme is also to increase the mobility of students by giving the opportunity to students admitted to other Universities/Institutions to study one to two courses in a semester without enrolling in any course at delhi university.

He said that the objective of this scheme is to enable society at large to meet the ever-evolving needs of the business/workplace.

Eligibility Criteria

DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh said that any person who fulfils the specified minimum eligibility criteria and essential conditions, if any, for an existing course can register for that course.

However, admission will be based on the availability of seats and on the basis of merit.

The number of seats in a course available for this scheme will be up to a maximum of 10 per cent of the total strength of the class in that course. There will be a supernumerary provision of these 10 per cent seats in the course.

Registration And Validity of Course

Registration for any course will be done on the basis of merit.

A candidate who is already enrolled as a regular student or employed personnel in any other university/ institution will have to take NOC from the parent university/ institution or his/her employer, as the case may be, and submit it at the time of registration in DU.

The registration of candidates for the specific course will be valid for that semester only.

Students who fail to pass/complete a course will have to re-register for the course if they want to earn credits from such a course and obtain the relevant certificate.

A candidate will be allowed to register for a maximum of two courses or eight credits in a semester.

The teaching or instruction will be provided in the same mode and medium as available to the regular students and the evaluation pattern for these candidates will also be the same as that of the regular students.

Fess And Certificates

The fee payable to the candidates who register for such course(s) shall be determined by the university from time to time in line with the operational and functional requirements.

The candidates registered for 1-2 courses will be awarded a certificate after the completion of the course as per the prescribed norms of the university and their earned credit will be transferred to his/her account in the ‘Academic Bank of Credit.

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