DU 4-year degree: UGC strikes down two key provisions

Varsity's executive council will be meeting tomorrow to discuss development


Jasleen Kaur | May 8, 2013

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has flagged to key provisions of the four year degree programme (FYUP) recently adopted by the Delhi University (DU). UGC has objected to the renaming of the Bachelors degree (honours included) in all non-technical disciplines as Baccalaureate and to the awarding of a degree at the completion of the two years under the three-tiered degree system of FYUP. The UGC Regulation of 2003 prohibits the awarding of a degree without the completion of a mandatory three years for non-technical disciplines.

Abha Dev Habib, senior professor and member of the executive council, the highest decision-making body of the varsity, told Governance Now that the council will consider recommendations of the academic council (which is meeting today) on the UGC's objections at its meeting on May 9.

Dev Habib, also a member of Delhi University Teachers' Association and one of the professors protesting against FYUP, said, "We (the protesting professors) welcome the UGC's objections. However, we hope that UGC considers other objections raised by us, including the one on the foundation courses."




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