Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has asked Delhi University (DU) to work faster on restructuring the second and third year courses under FYUP for the ongoing batches as soon as possible. The Association was quite furious with the way DU was handling the future of the students admitted under FYUP structure and even warned the university to face renewed agitation if the task is not completed.
DUTA released a statement which alleges the Vice Chancellor of the university Dinesh Singh to be irresponsible and ‘callous and unpardonable’ towards students admitted to the four-year undergraduate programme last year. The statement reads that “Following the official declaration that FYUP was rolled back, it was the duty of the V-C to immediately start the process of restructuring courses for students enrolled in 2013. The V-C ought to have started the process in order to ensure that it is completed before the commencement of the academic session. After waiting for a week, hoping that the V-C will wake up to the enormous responsibility towards students, 12 members from the Academic Council have submitted a request for a meeting of the council.”
Nandita Narain, DUTA president said that the task of restructuring should have taken place on 21 June 2014 when UGC ordered to scrap FYUP. But nothing as such has been done in this regard and VC has been doing nothing other than sordid drama. Ms Narain also asks VC to convene the meeting at once on this most urgent matter.
The restructuring of the courses will help in other process such as the assignment of teaching work to teachers, timely appointment of teachers and preparation of time-table also to be carried out without wasting much time. DUTA has urged the President to intervene in the matter for better results.