Even as Delhi University confirmed on Tuesday that it had received communication from UGC to review the four-year undergraduate programme, it seems to be in no hurry to do so, having decided to focus its energies on adding more courses and fine tuning its deficiencies instead.
In fact, for the academic council meeting scheduled for June 21, the university plans to get approval for admitting new programmes under the FYUP.
“We are not planning any review of the FYUP. The academic council meeting will focus on getting approval for the introduction of new programmes such as BTech in Forensic Science, besides routine matters of the University,” Malay Neerav, joint dean student welfare and media co-ordinator of Delhi University said.
DU is also planning to “consider recommendations made by the faculty of Social Sciences regarding introduction of part time courses in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages” in certain colleges. Also on the agenda is a proposal to revise the FYUP syllabus for certain subjects and particular disciplines.
In a fresh move, DU is planning to seek approval for inter-college migration under FYUP. According to the proposed amendment, students will be able to undertake inter-college migrations from third semester.
Meanwhile, Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) along with students’ bodies NSUI, ABVP and DUSU, is planning to hold a mass protest on June 19 against DU’s decision to make changes in the course.
DUTA president Nandita Narain said, “We have decided to hold a joint mass protest on June 19, 2014, to draw attention to how DU is being run like a fiefdom. The future of thousands of prospective students lies in jeopardy if the FYUP is not rolled back.”