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Delhi University officially scraps four-year course

Last updated on: June 28, 2014 13:12 IST

A day after the Delhi University vice chancellor announced scrapping of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme, the academic council of the varsity on Saturday passed a resolution to implement the three-year undergraduate programme.

Eight of the 90 members opposed the resolution tabled by the council, saying the Delhi University "didn't hold discussions".

"The academic council has passed the resolution to implement the three-year under graduate programme without holding any discussion which is very unfortunate," Sanjay Kumar, member of the academic council, who opposed the resolution, said. He charged that the council did not seek views of members and simply passed the resolution within two minutes.

The resolution will now be tabled in the meeting of the executive council

The Delhi University on Friday decided to scrap the four-year under graduate programme after University Grants Commission mounted pressure to roll it back.

Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh issued a statement asking principals of various colleges affiliated to the varsity to start admissions for the new session under the three-year format.

The decision has put an end to the uncertainty over the admission process for 2014-15, which was triggered due to the row over FYUP between DU and UGC.

Over 2.7 lakh students have applied for admission to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the varsity.

Image: Members of Youth for Change burst crackers as they celebrate the University Grants Commission’s diktat to Delhi University on the FYUP, in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: PTI photo.

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