FYUP row: UGC standing committee meeting stands cancelled

Rajalakshmi S | | Updated on: Jun 26, 2014

The UGC Standing Committee meeting, which was supposed to meet at 5 p.m. to discuss the future of the four-year undergraduate programme, has been cancelled.

Delhi University Students Union President Aman Awana told Business Line , "The head of the committee has fallen sick, hence the meeting stands cancelled."

Amid a bitter battle over the fate of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme, Delhi University earlier on Thursday has asked the University Grants Commission to approve a plan that will allow students to graduate in three years with minor changes in the four-year pattern.

“We have sent a new proposal to the UGC suggesting that the B.Tech be of four years and giving honours in the three-year course. We are awaiting response on the new proposal from UGC,” DU media coordinator Malay Neerav said.

The proposal entails admitting all students to a three-year course with honours and hence will also eliminate the need to call for fresh registrations.

It calls for reducing the foundation courses that students have to take in the first two years, and offer an optional fourth year for research.

According to news reports, Neerav said that the admission process can be started soon and "we can make changes in the curriculum suggested by noted academicians once we get a reply from the UGC''.

UGC had issued a fresh directive to the University on Wednesday night which said that admissions must begin under a three-year degree format from Thursday.

Ever since the UGC directed the DU to roll-back the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), there has been uncertainty over the admission process that involves the fate of over 2.75 lakh students clamouring for 54,000 seats across 64 colleges.

Published on November 25, 2017

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