UGC asks Delhi University to review 'Four Year Undergraduate Programme'?

Jun 16 2014, 21:41 IST
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'This amounts to a perpetuation of illegality as FYUP itself is not approved' (Photo: PTI) 'This amounts to a perpetuation of illegality as FYUP itself is not approved' (Photo: PTI)
SummaryAmid continuing protests against the Four Year Undergraduate Programme...

Amid continuing protests against the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), UGC is understood to have sent a formal letter to Delhi University today asking it to review the programme as per its decision on June 13.

Various students organizations under the banner of 'save DU' met senior HRD Ministry officials today, contending the DU Vice Chancellor was yet to receive a letter from UGC.

They said the officials assured them of taking up the matter with UGC immediately.

In a memorandum to HRD Minister Smriti Irani, they also said the DU VC continues to remain "adamant" and has announced a meeting of the Academic Council on June 21 to approve a new B. Tech. course in Forensic Sciences under FYUP.

"This amounts to a perpetuation of illegality as FYUP itself is not approved," they said.

"Since the VC has paid no heed to UGC's decision against FYUP, the meeting of the Academic Council scheduled for June 21 is unwarranted and illegal. We urge you to step in and ensure that such illegality is not allowed to continue in our University," the memorandum said.

ABVP and DUSU organised protests during the day in the form of a 'yagna' at the DU campus to "pray for the good sense of the VC" to roll back the programme, ABVP said in a statement.

In its full Commission meeting on June 13, the members felt FYUP was in "violation" of the national policy on education which follows the 10-plus 2-plus 3 pattern.

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