The BJP-backed National Democratic Teachers’ Federation (NDTF) has written a letter to DU Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh, asking him to start new courses in various colleges and departments which have already been approved by the standing committee of the Academic Council.
Every year, colleges send requests to the university to begin certain courses, following which inspection committees visit the college and submit their report to the university in which they mention whether a particular course can be started or not. Thereafter, approval has to be sought from the standing committee and Academic Council.
“This year there was a demand for courses like BSc in Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, BA in various languages and Journalism from colleges where these courses are not taught like Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences and Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences For Women. Some of these requests have been passed by the AC but there was some suggestion that they may be implemented from next year. We want the courses to begin from this year itself,” NDTF member A K Bhagi said.
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The letter asks the VC to “expedite” the process of introducing these courses and argues that since the common admission form only mentions the course and not the college, the change should not hamper the admission process.
“The start of these courses will bring relief to students looking for admission in DU where there is an unexpected rise in competition. Here, it is important to note that in the common admission form only the name of the course is given and not that of college, therefore admission can be granted on the basis of these very common admission forms..” the letter states.
The letter is signed by various Academic Council members.