With the first year of the new four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) nearing its end, the time has come for students to pick their minor (Discipline Course II) subjects. Promised to students to enable them to pursue subjects that are vastly different from their main streams of study when the FYUP was implemented, Delhi University only recently issued guidelines regarding the allotment of the subjects.

The colleges can either offer two minor subjects to be divided into three papers each over two semesters or one minor subject to be tackled in six papers over two semesters. According to the FYUP blueprint, doing six papers or pursuing just one Discipline Course II subject can qualify the student to pursue an MA in the same subject.

Also according to the new guidelines, if a college is overloaded with students wanting to take one particular course, it can filter the students to be given the subject by taking into account their performance in the past one year in the foundation courses as well as applied language.

“In case the number of students opting for a particular subject as a Discipline Course II exceeds the number determined by the college for that particular subject then the allotment should be done in order of merit on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by a student in all the Foundation Courses and Applied Language Courses of semester I,” said the circular issued by the university.

It is designed to enable students to pursue subjects that are vastly different from their main streams of study

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