Smriti may abolish DU’s 4-year course

New Delhi: After many complaints on DU’s four-year programme, Smriti Irani, the Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister, may scrap the undergraduate degree. The Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and is in the process of consulting stakeholders.

One of BJP’s promises during the polls were to scrap the FYUP. A senior government functionary involved with the FYUP review said, “Theatre of action is not the HRD ministry but backroom work being done by RSS and BJP-backed National Democratic Teachers Front and other bodies.”

Delhi University upgraded its three-year undergraduate programme to four years from the 2013 academic session, which was not supported by students and teachers. A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University had met Irani last week and submitted a memorandum urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.

Irani told the delegation that she understood their concern, the urgency to roll back the program and that her party would stick to its commitment spelled out in their manifesto, said a delegation member. “She told the delegation that she will hold widespread consultation on this matter at all levels and take a decision,” Saikat Ghosh, an executive member of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) said.



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