After fierce protests and many controversies, finally Delhi University (DU) has come up with the conclusion to accept UGC’s directive and start its admission process for session 2014-15 on a three-year format. The four year undergraduate programme has been dropped by the University and admissions are likely to follow from coming Monday.
Since a week of protests by students and teachers along with pressure of UGC have made DU to change its decision and move on with the earlier format. The admissions of 60 colleges and about 3 lakh aspirants were put on hold with this standoff.
It all started with the letter that UGC wrote to DU on Thursday which ordered the university to start its admissions under the three-year programme in response to a proposal sent by DU on Wednesday. The proposal sent by DU had a plan in it which stated that “admitting all students to a three-year undergraduate course with honours and will also obviate the need to call for fresh registrations. We await your response in order to convene the statutory bodies at the earliest in the best interests of the students and the academic community."
As per many teachers and students, they felt that FYUP was not at all adaptable by many and that India’s schools system is based on 10+2+3 pattern that allows students to enter colleges by choosing a specific subject or discipline.
As for now, UGC is working on the directive that will help the 60,000 students already enrolled in FYUP to shift them to the three-year format as before.