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DU urges UGC, MoEF to reconsider ban on animal dissection

Miffed with the ban on animal dissection, Delhi University has urged the UGC and Environment Ministry to reconsider the decision, saying it is reducing zoology into a “dead discipline”.

“We have written to UGC requesting it to reconsider the decision and limit the ban to just endangered animals. Zoology is being reduced into a ‘dead discipline’ because of the ban <g data-gr-id="12">where in</g> students are just reading theory and are unable to do any practical experiments,” Neeta Sehgal, Head of DU’s Zoology department has said in a letter.

In 2011, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had imposed a partial ban on animal dissection and directed all universities and colleges to stop experimentation on animals for training purposes for Zoology and life sciences at the undergraduate level. 
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