By: Kaunain Sheriff
Students who have enrolled under FYUP are an apprehensive lot. With the future of the course uncertain, a DU teachers’ group has come out with a formula to address the issue.
“ While we cannot do anything about the first year, a formula can be put into place so that students enrolled in FYUP are eligible to do their MA,” Nandita Narain, president of Delhi University Teachers’ Association, said.
Narain said that they have forwarded the formula to the UGC. According to the formula, each semester of second year would include three discipline-1 courses (major subject) instead of two subjects and two discipline-2 courses (minor subject) instead of one. In the third year, the formula includes four discipline-1 subjects instead of three, in each semester.
Formula and protests apart, those who have already enrolled in the four-year course are a worried lot. “The entire controversy has made our situation even more confusing. I am not even certain whether I will be awarded a degree,” Rachit Mehra, a DU student, said.
“The future of students should be the prime concern of all concerned. Because of the tussle between the UGC and DU, the student’s future should not suffer. The university should come out with a clear decision on the issue,” Mukesh Aggarwal, a parent of a DU student, said.