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Meta courses will lead to more jobs: DU V-C

Meta courses will lead to more jobs: DU V-C
Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh, on Wednesday, allayed fears of decrease in the number of posts of college and university teachers,  following the introduction of four-year meta courses from the next academic year.

‘I want to state that I have got department-wise workload of teachers examined and have been informed that rather than the decrease, there would a big leap in the number of vacancies after the introduction of meta courses,’ said the V-C, while delivering the inaugural address at the  Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development (MESD) 2012 international conference,  organised by the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College at NDMC convention centre here on Wednesday.

Singh insisted there was no need for apprehension regarding the new course. He said the move needed enthusiastic participation.

‘The task force of 61 members is working overtime to get the course structure ready for the next academic year,’ he said.

A running battle is going on between the Vice-Chancellor and the Left-controlled Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) regarding the academic reforms introduced by Singh. DUTA activists have mobilised several Left-wing intellectuals to move a petition before the prime minister to restrain the vice-chancellor from introducing reforms.

Speaking on the occasion, the vice-chancellor said sustainability was key to development. He welcomed the delegates and said that he looked forward to some fruitful outcome from the three-day conference attended by 200-odd delegates, including 30 foreign delegates. He also
released a special issue of The Discussant journal on the occasion.
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