CES 2023

Competence Enhancement Scheme 2023

An opportunity for Knowledge Enhancement: Any Course, Any time, Any Age


Enthusiasm to learn new things is a symbol of humanity's quest for knowledge and the cause for the phenomenal pace of his evolution. Indeed, it is unthinkable to link innovation and new insights into our lives without continued quest for enhancement of our knowledge.

Learning, a lifelong activity, done through a formal set up like school/colleges/universities or such other environment to gain knowledge, skills and character traits is said to be education. The importance of education is reflected in the Goal 4 (SDG4) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by India in 2015. It seeks to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" by 2030. This Goal is very much envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).

Fast development in several knowledge domains, particularly in science and technology, has led to the need to enhance one's existing knowledge and competency for the purpose of staying relevant as well as up-to-date in the domain area which will empower for further innovation and expression of creativity.

The NEP 2020 also provides opportunity to the learners of any age/profession discipline to design their academic pathways by studying variety of courses from different academic institutions, specifically is enabled by credit mobility through Academic Bank of Credit for the students.

The University of Delhi, which is implementing NEP 2020 with effect from the academic year 2022-23, is taking a novel step towards fulfilling the objectives of this Policy by enabling persons from different walks of life to join the University to enhance their knowledge and understanding in any subject area being taught in this University through Competence Enhancement Scheme (CES 2023). This Scheme shall also provide opportunity to the learners from any age/dicipline/profession and to the students from other universities /institutions to study handful of courses from this University.

Interested persons may register for one or two courses in a semester, without enrolling in a programme, and study along with the regular students of a programme of study in the Departments of University of Delhi.