UGC, Delhi University Lock Horns over FYUP

Published: 26th June 2014 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2014 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The stand-off between the UGC and Delhi University(DU)over the contentious Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)   continued on Wednesday, with the commission issuing a fresh directive to the varsity to rollback the programme by Thursday. But the UGC’s latest missive received an adverse reaction from the university teachers, who termed it a “diktat”.

Even though 57 of the 64 colleges affiliated to the varsity have agreed to comply with the UGC order to end the FYUP, they can revert to the earlier format only after the Academic and Executive Councils pass an Ordinance in this regard. And till the time a solution is found to the vexed issue, the admission process that involves the fate of over 2.7 lakh students, has been deferred by the colleges. S K Garg, president of the DU Principals  Association said, “The colleges received a letter from the Registrar informing them about the UGC orders and we inferred that the university was willing to change back to three-year format but we don’t know by when.”


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