Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) of the Delhi University (DU) was pushed through by its Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh to pull up the varsity to international standards. Many student and teacher association supported it. However, the UGC had put its foot down that the four-year programme goes against the basic education structure of India that follows the 10+2+3 pattern. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later
DU had suggested a mid-way proposal yesterday suggesting that it could reduce foundation courses and add more main subjects to the curriculum. It offered that an honours degree can be offered in three years and the fourth year could be made optional leading to a new degree called ‘honours by research’. However, the UGC reject the proposal. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour
Earlier, the UGC had threatened to stop government grants to the varsity, if it fails to comply to the norms. Hence, FYUP rollback has been confirmed. The University will now follow the three-year degree format. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year
HRD Minister Smriti Irani mentioned that there were legal issues in the matter that should have been looked into before introducing the course. She also gave a statement that autonomy of institutions is important but it should not be upheld at the price of future of the students.
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