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DU clears 3-yr format for under graduate courses

July 19, 2014 22:45 IST

Delhi University's Academic and Executive Councils has approved the courses restructured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new three-year format.

Emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of DU were on Saturday held to clear the resolution on approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement of the academic session on July 21.

"The restructured courses were passed at the meeting today. However, no Cluster Innovation Courses (CIC) were placed before the EC. Also, there will be no change in the examination/internal assessment," Executive Council member Abha Dev Habib said in a text message.

However, DU Teachers' Association slammed the varsity's administration for delaying the process of restructuring and also hit out at the Vice Chancellor.

"The AC, the authority for designing courses, was not consulted on the model of restructuring: the Committees of Courses (comprising subject experts), were deprived of their right to decide on the best possible papers by making it mandatory to select papers only from the erstwhile FYUP," DUTA President Nandita Narain alleged in a statement.

Slamming the varsity's administration for not presenting the CIC courses before EC, Nandita said, "This is also evident from the fact that five new courses under the Cluster Innovation Centre -- also established through grave statutory violations -- were placed and approved in the meeting while the necessary amendments in the Statute, required for establishing new centres etc., is due for years now." 

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