New Delhi: The Delhi University in its new academic session is set to award ‘designer’ degrees to students. The move will entail students to opt for subjects of their choice being taught in different colleges of the university. Students studying Mathematcis in Venkateshwara College could now pursue English in St Stephens and History from Hindu simultaneously.

Termed as ‘Meta College System’ the concept has been initiated by the Human Resource Development Ministry.The system will be introduced in July this year with the purpose of putting an end to the traditional method of  streamlined courses like Commerce, Science and Humanities.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said, “This initiative will help students to have a fair knowledge of other streams as well. The Delhi University has prepared a draft of the ‘Meta College System’ and will be applied from the next academic session.”

On the lines of Meta College System, ‘Meta University System’ will also be started. In this regard, Delhi University (DU), Jamia Milia University (JMU), IIT Delhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) have joined hands to launch a diploma course in public welfare. Under this program, registration will be done in Jamia University, and classes will be held in JNU, IIT and DU.

Students will be awarded diploma certificate collectively recognized by all four universities.

JPN/Bureau