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Putting UG course issue behind it, DU set to begin new session

| Updated on: Jul 20, 2014

After the ambitious Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) became history for Delhi University, the chaos and confusion over the course seems to have settled down as the new academic session is all set to begin tomorrow.

Various colleges affiliated to the varsity have initiated orientation programmes for freshers in order to adapt them to the new courses without any hassles.

“We have admitted over 800 students in various courses and are conducting an orientation programme on Sunday for the freshers wherein they will be briefed about their course, the timetables and the rules and regulations. Regular classes will begin from July 21,” Principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, S K Jain, said.

“Our timetables and orientation details have already been posted on our Web site and the appointment of ad-hoc teachers is underway. After the chaos has ended, we are optimistic of a smooth flow of the academic session,” Principal, Miranda House, Pratibha Jolly, said.

“The FYUP deadlock did lead to chaos and uncertainty for students, parents as well as the faculty. But now that it has ended the university is determined to stick to the schedule... the session is going to commence without any hassles,” President Principal’s Association and Principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, S K Garg, said.

However, the varsity’s attempt to rush proceedings to ensure the commencement of the academic session on schedule invited criticism from various quarters, including the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA).

“After sleeping over the restructuring of courses for the 2013 FYUP batch since the ‘rollback’ announced by him on June 27, the VC finally called a meeting of the Academic Council to finalise courses just two days before the new session,” DUTA President Nandita Narain said.

Following the controversy, fresh admissions to Delhi University for the 2014-15 academic session under the three-year course commenced from July 2, a week behind the schedule.

Published on March 12, 2018

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