DU, Jamia agree to share teachers, labs and libraries

DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, who was a chief guest at the function, said that the idea behind the move was “maximum utilisation of resources”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 30, 2016 4:46 am

DELHI UNIVERSITY and Jamia Millia Islamia have agreed to share resources, including teachers, libraries and laboratories, the vice-chancellors of both universities announced at Jamia’s foundation day celebrations on Saturday. The in-principle agreement, however, is yet to be finalised through an MoU.

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DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, who was a chief guest at the function, told The Indian Express that the idea behind the move was “maximum utilisation of resources”.

On whether teachers would be expected to teach in both universities, Tyagi said, “ Technology enables that one need not move from one place to the other to take classes. We will develop on the ideas further, and take suggestions from other quarters.”

Jamia Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmad said, “Several DU students stay near Jamia, for example in the areas of Shaheen Bagh and Sukhdev Vihar. Similarly, many Jamia students live near DU colleges. Such an effort would help both a lot, because we will be sharing resources. We will also make our library available to DU students who stay nearby.”