Delhi University which is one of the premiere universities in India has launched a project 'Vistaar' in which members of deprived communities around the varsity will be provided with lifelong skill building training.
The department of adult continuing education and extension (DACEE) initiated Vistaar and has adopted 10 communities. Vistaar is expected to reach out to the deprived communities like marginalized women, sex workers, transgender population, drug users, elder population and out of the school youth. The project will provide lifelong learning opportunities for the people of these communities using outreach activities, information and communication technology and research. The students, researchers and teachers of the university will impart this training to the people to inculcate values and a sense of social responsibility amongst DU students. The project is expected to bring linkage with government programs, NGOs and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of corporate in empowering the community at large.
Established in 1922, Delhi University has 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and five other recognized institutes spread all over the city. The university has 1.3 lakh regular students of which 1.14 lakh are pursuing their undergraduate course and 17941 are pursuing their post graduate course. There are also about 2.61 lakh students pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the non-formal education program at the University. Delhi University has made a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research has made the University of Delhi a role-model and path-setter for other universities in the country.