All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has not approved the B.Tech courses conducted by Delhi University. Thus, for this the students cannot be awarded the B.Tech degree unless AICTE gives a clearance nod to the course. This have created lot of rage among the students pursuing it and have put DU again in midst of controversy.
It was last year when Delhi University had added six professional courses in its prospectus that included BA and B.Sc. degrees to a uniform B.Tech degree. This courses attracted attention of about 2500 students for enrollment.
After the controversy with the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), BTech retains with its four year programme but after completion of one year even, AICTE have not passed it. This have made the students more confused and increased their level of anger. Some students who were pursing the degree from various colleges affiliated under the university are in the thinking process of quitting the course and getting enrolled in some other courses that will guarantee them better future options and secured placements.
A student of Shivaji College pursuing Computer Science said that at the time of admissions they believed that DU, such a reputed institution can complete its technical formalities at the earliest without any hitch. But they have not done anything for the past one year. If such was the case then we would have never joined the university in the first place.
Students are in a fear that B.Tech would lose its credibility and its market value once it is discontinued by the university. They expect the university to scrap its foundation courses and replace it with the earlier discipline subjects.