In order to bring respite to the protesters of Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the University Grant Commission (UGC) has sent a letter to Delhi University on 16 June asking it to review and reconsider the FYUP.
Some Students’ Union under the banner of 'Save DU' met senior officials of HRD ministry on 17 June regarding this. They said that the officials assured them of taking up the matter with UGC immediately to the vice chancellor of the varsity.
In a letter to HRD minister, Smriti Irani, they also said the DU VC has been adamant to the issue and has recently announced a meeting of the Academic Council on 21 June to approve a new B. Tech. course in Forensic Sciences under FYUP.
"Since the VC has paid no heed to UGC's decision against FYUP, the meeting of the Academic Council scheduled for June 21 is unwarranted and illegal. We urge you to step in and ensure that such illegality is not allowed to continue in our University," stated in the letter.
Earlier, Students’ Union -- ABVP and DUSU held protests during the day time in the form of a 'yagna' at the DU campus to "pray for the good sense of the VC" to roll back the programme, stated an ABVP member.
In the UGC’s meeting on 13 June, the members felt that FYUP is in "violation" of the national policy on education that is based on the 10+2+3 pattern.