Delhi University, in its attempt to provide the best and most gravitating courses to the students, is planning to start a new, three year degree course on entrepreneurship from the next academic year under the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities which is currently provided by only 7 institutions across India.
The standing committee finally gave its approval on Monday after keeping the proposal standstill for more than a year. The course, BBA (entrepreneurship) will be the first of its kind in Delhi since it is offered as diploma in various higher education institutions or the degree is offered by private universities.
The faculty, according to the proposal submitted to the standing committee, aims to furnish students with the required skills to start their own enterprises; it is targeted at budding entrepreneurs and those wanting to work in established business.
This course is also in conjunction with the Delhi government and Centre’s desire to propel skill-development and entrepreneurship at academic levels.
In accordance with the proposal, the admission to the course will be through an entrance test that will be designed to test the reasoning and quantitative aptitude of the students, followed by a group discussion and personal interview.
The students will be expected to complete two internships and submit a dissertation at the end of the 6th semester during their course of study. The total 3-year degree course will of 158 credits. According to Poonam Verma, principal of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies — which made the proposal — this will be a very uplifting and different course being offered in Delhi and will start from her college if approved. Verma also added, “The younger generation in this field is much faster in learning as compared to what we had been. They are now learning things that we used to learn during our PG courses. The syllabus has been created keeping this in mind.”