Admissions deferred as DU refuses to toe the UGC guideline
Meanwhile, DU refused to comply with the UGC directive. ‘The UGC officers told us that DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh has not sent any communication or compliance report to the UGC for scrapping the controversial FYUP for which the UGC had set deadline of Monday afternoon,’ said Aman Awana, DUSU president after attending the meeting of the standing committee constituted by UGC, which was attended by eight out of ten members. Those who remained absent included UGC Vice Chairman Professor H Devraj and a professor from Delhi University. UGC vice-chairman is heading the committee.
The meeting of the standing committee lasted for over one and half hour. ‘In the meeting it was decided that the B Tech in humanities and new courses which were started by DU last year would be retained while the FYUP first year students would be migrated to general degree courses of old pattern. The foundation course of FYUP will be scrapped and students of FYUP programmes would be considered in second year,’ he added. Awana, however, said a detailed advise on roll back of FYUP will be prepared soon and submitted to DU for compliance.
On the other hand, Dinesh Singh reportedly held several rounds of informal meetings with DU administration but did not speak to the media or issue any communication on Monday. In a high-level meeting attended by UGC chairman Ved Prakash the union ministry of human resorce development refused to interfere in the stand off between the DU and the UGC. ‘UGC is the top authority to take decision in the matter. The matter is between UGC and DU,’ said a senior government officer.
In a letter sent separately to DU and its colleges, UGC had warned DU on Saturday to scrap FYUP by Monday or else face action.