DU Approves Implementation Of NEP From 2022-23 Session

The Delhi University on Tuesday accepted the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) and four-year undergraduate programme at its govt council (EC) assembly.

Registrar Vikas Gupta stated that the NEP shall be carried out from the 2022-23 tutorial session. He stated three members dissented towards its implementation.

The implementation of the NEP and four-year undergraduate programme had been accepted by the Standing Committee on Academic Matters and the Academic Council final week.

The a number of entry/exit scheme (MEES), the place college students will be capable of enter and exit the programme at varied levels, and Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) had been additionally accepted within the conferences held final week.

The EC, which is the very best resolution making physique of the college, accepted the MEES and ABC.

In a dissent observe towards the implementation of the coverage, the members said that it’ll result in privatisation and commercialisation of schooling, and its implementation would result in “destruction of the largest public funded university in India”.

They additionally stated that its implementation will dilute the training and high quality of schooling on the college.

The Delhi University Teachers” Association (DUTA) held a web based protest on Tuesday towards the implementation of the NEP.

At the assembly, the de-affiliation of College of Art from Delhi University and its affiliation with the city-government run Ambedkar University was additionally mentioned.

The Delhi Cabinet in March took the choice to merge the College of Art, at the moment affiliated to Delhi University (DU), with Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).

“A committee has been formed to look into the matter. The entire EC was not happy with the conduct of the Delhi government and it was decided to form a committee,” Gupta stated.

The college had earlier stated it is going to set up facilitation centres in Roshanpura in Najafgarh and Bhati Kalan in Fatehpur Beri on the land given by the Delhi authorities.

The centres will save college students residing in far-flung areas from a protracted commute to the college campus and can lengthen assist in relation to examination and admission-related procedures.

The college additionally has plans to arrange a university in Fatehpur Beri for which the names of first lady chief minister of Delhi Sushma Swaraj, Swami Vivekananda, Veer Savarkar and Sardar Patel had been proposed.

In its assembly held on Tuesday final week, the educational council put forth 5 extra names, together with DU alumnus Arun Jaitley and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“The council resolved that the name of these colleges/centres may be given after the names of Sushma Swaraj, Swami Vivekananda, Veer Savarkar, Sardar Patel. The council also suggested the names of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Savitri Bai Phule, Arun Jaitley, Choudhary Brahm Prakash and CD Deshmukh. After general discussion/suggestions, the council resolved that the vice-chancellor be authorised to finalise the name,” learn the agenda of the assembly.

The dialogue on the names was held and the EC proposed two extra names — Mahatma Gandhi and Amartya Sen. The VC will take a ultimate name on the names, Gupta stated.

The EC additionally accepted the signing of the tripartite settlement between the schooling ministry, DU and UGC.

Two members expressed their dissent towards it.

The tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) requires universities to repeatedly enhance the inner (self-generated) monetary useful resource via payment hike, shift to income incomes business programs, engagement with different business actions and handle larger a part of their analysis actions via extramural funding, based on college officers.

“We have been consistently opposing the tri-patrite MoU as an instrument to impose privatisation and contractualisation on DU. The original MoU signed was not shared in public and we have to follow the template sent by MoE every year,” the observe learn.

“The draft MoU seems to be a PR document to appease the ministry and facts have not been presented. There is nothing in this document to show that how serious are the challenges on the front of funding and staffing. There is lack of clarity on how teacher and students ratio has been reached,” it stated.

“Secondly, it should be made specific that the new hostels will be started with the UGC and the government funding only. Higher Education Financing Agency (a joint venture company of a bank and the education ministry which provides financial assistance to educational institutions funding will make the things costly for students, especially SC, ST, OBC, EWS ones,” based on the observe.

They additionally claimed that there’s a risk of a payment hike which can have far-reaching penalties “in the public funded universities like DU, in which 60 per cent students come from SC, ST, OBC, EWS”.

The EC additionally accepted the proposal to nominate international students as adjunct services in departments.

EC member Seema Das dissented towards the matter saying it is going to result in discount of workload of these working as ad-hoc college members and who’re ready to be regularised.

She additionally identified that the college has scarcity of funds and the appointment of international college members would result in elevated burden.

A sexual harassment grievance by an ad-hoc trainer made towards the then chemistry division head Professor Ramesh Chandra in 2017 was additionally mentioned.


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