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HC disposes of PIL on 3-yr course

The UGC had last month directed the university to scrap FYUP, which had been introduced last year, and bring back the three-year undergraduate programme.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed of a PIL seeking “expeditious” implementation of the three-year programme in Delhi University after noting that DU had already complied with the UGC directive.

The PIL had been filed by advocate R K Kapoor, seeking court orders to the university to implement UGC’s orders as, according to it, the tussle between DU and UGC would “gravely prejudice the interests of the students”.

On Tuesday, the court of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw held that the matter had become infructuous and nothing had remained to decide in the case.

Meanwhile, a separate plea, filed by eight students of Maharaja Agrasen College, who had been admitted under the FYUP programme, was withdrawn by the students. In their plea, the students had opposed the rollback of the FYUP, as it would “ruin the careers” of the students who had already been admitted.

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The two pleas had been filed before the High Court during court vacations. The vacation bench had declined to hear the cases and had adjourned them to July 1.

The UGC had last month directed the university to scrap FYUP, which had been introduced last year, and bring back the three-year undergraduate programme.