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No four-year undergraduate programme for IISc Bangalore

August 06, 2014 16:00 IST

No four-year undergraduate programme for IISc Bangalore


Even as the Delhi University is reeling from the after effects of the four year programme, the University Grants Commission issued a fresh diktat ordering the scrapping of the existing four year undergraduate programme at three other institutes including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

After virtually forcing Delhi University to discontinue with its four-year undergraduate programme, the UGC has asked three other institutions, including Institute of Science, Bangalore, to take off its four year undergraduate courses and follow its notification in this regard.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani told Lok Sabha today Symbiosis International University, Pune, and Shiv Nadar University, Noida, besides the IISc have informed that they are conducting four-year BA and BS programmes.

"The UGC has reported that these universities have been asked to discontinue such programmes and follow the UGC notification on specification of degrees," she said.

The UGC had also sought information regarding the conduct of FYUP from four other universities, O P Jindal University in Sonepat, B R Ambedkar University in Delhi, Ashoka University in Sonepat and Azim Premji University in Bangalore.

The DU was forced to scrap its controversial FYUP after the UGC, prompted by the HRD ministry, put its foot down against the course and warned the varsity of action if it carried on with it, opposed by unions representing students as well as teachers.

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Image: The IISC Bangalore has been asked to roll back its four year undergraduate programme.
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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