Having boycotted the evaluation process since May 24, Delhi University teachers protesting the UGC’s third amendment regulation have threatened to boycott the admission process too. The teachers are agitating against the new UGC criteria regarding their academic performance.
The protest could not only delay results of undergraduate courses, but also have an effect on admissions.
“Given the current scenario of inaction and non-committal responses from the government, the DUTA may be forced to consider drastic measures like the boycott of the admissions process,” said DU Teachers’ Association president Nandita Narain.
The teachers are opposing the UGC notification, which increases direct teaching hours for assistant professors from 16 hours to 18 hours per week. For associate professors and professors, this has been increased from 14 hours to 16 hours per week. It also bases the promotion of a teacher on Academic Performance Indicators.