The Delhi University turned the primary establishment within the nation to award “digital degrees” to its 1,78,719 students throughout its 97th annual convocation on Saturday, its performing vice-chancellor P C Joshi claimed. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convocation ceremony was carried out in a hybrid method — a mixture of each on-line and bodily mode.
“It is for the first time, not only in the history of DU but all universities, that with a click of a button, nearly 1,80,000 students received their Bachelors/Master degrees in various disciplines in their mail. This is a historic step for all of us,” claimed VC Yogesh Tyagi.
Over 156 medals and 36 prizes have been additionally awarded to the students in individual by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who was the chief visitor of the event. Over 600 doctoral levels and 44 DM/M CH levels have been additionally awarded in individual throughout the ceremony.
#UniversityofDelhi is privileged and honoured to have the #MinisterOfEducation #DrRameshPokhriyal to inaugurate the Maharishi Kanad Bhavan and award 156 medals, 36 prizes and digital levels to 176790 students. pic.twitter.com/yRK523QNXw
— University of Delhi (@UnivofDelhi) February 27, 2021
Speaking concerning the college’s achievements, Joshi stated regardless of being a “pandemic year”, the institute has emerged as a front-runner in setting new hallmarks within the area of training — be it making a clean transition to on-line mechanisms, digital studying, conducting open e-book examinations or having contactless admissions.
“All stakeholders insured that there was no disruption within the holistic improvement of our students. Though bodily the libraries have been closed, however digital assets have been made accessible for the college constituents by offering entry to them throughout the comforts of their residence.
“It is a matter of immense pride for us as we have emerged as the first university in the country to conduct open book examination in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Education for keeping the safety and health of the students as the top most priority,” he stated, including that the varsity will implement the National Education Policy 2020 at its earliest.
Tyagi additionally talked about DU’s new ‘Vidya Vistar Scheme’ (V2 Scheme), which proposes to make accessible its colleges, library and different educational amenities to the partnering establishments for tutorial cooperation and collaboration.
“The scheme would establish academic linkages between partner colleges and departments of fellow universities. It aims at maximizing the utilization of existing resources available with the university through academic collaboration and cooperation with partner institutions. The scheme is deemed to be instrumental in augmenting collective human resources,” he famous.
The performing VC additionally knowledgeable concerning the clearing of the lengthy overdue promotions of round 3,000 educating, together with 283 non-teaching members, because the final six months after a spot of just about a decade. Nishank congratulated the students and fogeys on their vital day and motivated them to work onerous and face future challenges with grit and dedication.
“You all saw how we standing here just with a click of button send degrees to 1,78,719 students. This is the digital India we talk about. This is what PM Narendra Modi says ‘convert your challenges into opportunities’. “I wish and hope that you all work towards fulfilling your dreams and face all challenges in your path with courage,” he stated.