Govt will take all steps to scrap FYUP: Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan, in a statement released by the Delhi BJP, said that the government has fulfilled its promise by "scrapping" the FYUP.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2014 11:49 am
The AAP lost Assembly segments by significant margins and came second in the Lok Sabha polls in the parliamentary constituencies. BJP leader Harsh Vardhan.

While the University Grants Commission (UGC) claimed that the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry had made it clear that it will not intervene in the FYUP standoff, Delhi BJP chief and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said the government will take “any step required to be taken to roll back FYUP”.

On Sunday, the UGC issued several circulars to Delhi University (DU) and students to take admission in the three-year course and not to enrol in FYUP.

Earlier in the day, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani held two meetings with UGC chairman Ved Prakash. Prakash also held a meeting with DU Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh.

Irani is understood to have expressed her displeasure over the delay in resolving the issue. She also said that the government should not intervene in the matter, sources said.

But Harsh Vardhan came out in open support of scrapping FYUP. He said the government had fulfilled its promise to replace FYUP with the three-year undergraduate course, a promise the party made in its election manifesto.

“If any other step is required to be taken, the government will not hesitate,” a statement issued by Harsh Vardhan said.
Other BJP leaders, too, came out in support of scrapping FYUP.

Former DUTA president Om Prakash Kohli said DUTA had always been protesting against FYUP.

The press statement issued by the Delhi BJP also quoted Delhi BJP vice-president Ashish Sood, supporting the UGC order.

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    Ajay Mittal
    Jun 24, 2014 at 12:41 am
    UGC is resorting to typical Babu method of threats. Will not work. Especially when they themselves are at fault for sleeping at the wheels when their prime job is to be regulating educational standards,BEST SOLUTION TO THIS W FIASCO- The best solution will be to keep FYUP but switch 4th year course work with 1st year course work. That will give DU 3 years to rework the syllabus of the Foundation courses, It will also give UGC time to transition other universities in India also to FYUP.This will eliminate all criticisms of FYUP and introduce standardization cross the country as well as internationally.I have always considered this Harsh Vardhan to be a person of limited intelliegence.