Prospectuses less useful, look out for noticeboards

College prospectuses have become redundant as Delhi University migrates back to the three-year undergraduate programmes.

Principals say they plan to rely on websites and notice boards for providing information on admission and curriculum related details, as curtains drop on the short-lived four-year undergraduate programme.

Also big banners have gone up in some colleges to instruct students on how to proceed for admissions.

Some DU colleges have spent over Rs 1,50,000 in printing prospectuses. Officials at Shri Ram College of Commerce say that their 1,000 prospectuses do not contain information on three-year courses.

“The main priority is admitting students,” said an official, adding that the curriculum of three-year courses would be posted on the university website.

“Our prospectus is primarily meant for giving out college specific details,” the official added.
The common prospectus on FYUP given at the time of sale of centralised forms – meant to serve as a ready information booklet for admission seekers – holds little worth now.

After the four-year undergraduate programme was scrapped, the onus of overseeing admission has shifted from DU administration to 12-member committee of principals.

“Our team is working on various aspects of the admission process such as making changes to the website, prospectus besides issuing fresh guidelines to officials,” said Convenor of the committee S K Garg.

A day before the admission, Daulat Ram College was busy making changes in the nearly 2,000 prospectuses that the college got printed.

“We are making some corrections in the college prospectus,” said college principal Daya Aggarwal, while adding that additional information will be given out through leaflets. 

The college also plans to put up admission and course related information on notice boards, said Aggarwal. 

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