DU Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh resigns over FYUP row

Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh resigns on Tuesday afternoon soon after the SC refused to intervene in the row

jasleen

Jasleen Kaur | June 24, 2014



Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh resigned on Tuesday afternoon, amid widespread protests by the concerned students and teachers over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) logjam. The resignation came shortly after the supreme court (SC) refused to intervene in the row.

It is seen as a significant development in the DU-UGC row over FYUP, which forced DU colleges to defer the admission process, which was supposed to start from June 24. It has led to confusion among lakhs of students seeking admission in the university and its affiliated colleges. The SC on Tuesday dismissed a plea moved by former Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) president Aditya Narayan Mishra seeking cancellation of the University Grants Commission (UGC) order asking the Delhi University (DU) to scrap its FYUP. The apex court also directed DUTA to approach the Delhi high court for any relief in connection with the case.

The university campus continued to witness protests with students expressing their worry over the ongoing face-off between the UGC and the university administration. The teachers, under Academics for Action and Development (AAD), however alleged that the UGC’s directive to DU was an “assault” on its autonomy. On the other hand, the students who had enrolled in the course in its inaugural year too seemed clueless as to what the future holds for them.

The government, meanwhile, has already made it clear that it will not intervene in the matter and left it to UGC and DU to resolve the issue among themselves. 

Comments

 

Other News

Kodnani’s acquittal raises doubts about criminal justice system

 Maya Kodnani, a BJP leader who was the MLA from Naroda when this locality on the outskirts of Ahmedabad witnessed one of the most gruesome episodes during the Gujarat riots of 2002, was acquitted by the Gujarat High Court on Friday. Her acquittal in the Naroda Patiya massacre case is only a sequel to

BMC took nearly 48 days in resolving one complaint

The number of civic complaints with BMC has increased from 61,910 in 2015 to 92,329 in 2017, which is 49% in two years. A report titled ‘Civic Issues Registered by Citizens and Deliberations done by Municipal Councillors in Mumbai’ released by Praja Foundation has found some interesting facts a

Who is Atishi Marlena?

Atishi Marlena is among the nine AAP functionaries who were dismissed by the union home ministry asserting that their posts were created without the approval of the centre. Marlena, served as education advisor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Delhi. While she was intrumental in improving the

Leadership? Learn it from Jaising, Ambani, Doshi

The Fortune magazine has named three Indians – lawyer Indira Jaising, industrialist Mukesh Ambani and architect Balkrishna V Doshi – among the world’s greatest fifty leaders.

Energy as the new value system for redesigning daily life

Remember Kardashev scale? For the uninitiated, it’s a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy it is able to use for communication. We will get to its unconventional relevance to the big urban questions at the end, but just keep it a

48 MLAs, MPs have declared cases of crime against women

Out of 1580 MPs and MLAs with criminal cases, 48 (three MPs and 45 MLAs) have declared cases related to crime against women. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter