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Delhi University colleges have received two proposals for alternative course structures in line with the new education policy for comment, principals said on Saturday.
While the academic council of DU (AC) approved in August 196 credits for a four-year honors degree and 148 credits for a three-year honors degree, the credits were reduced to 184 and 140 respectively in the first course structure. alternative and 164 and 124 in the second.
The cuts were criticized by members of the Executive Council (EC) and CA, who said the course credits described in the proposal were much lower than the structure adopted by the two decision-making bodies.
Board members said the university communicated the new structure to directors without prior discussions with the board.
In August, the University of Delhi (DU) approved the introduction of a four-year undergraduate program (FYUP), as well as multiple entry-exit programs (MEES) and an academic credit bank ( ABC) from the 2022 academic session.
As part of FYUP, the structure of the current undergraduate course will be changed to allow students to opt for a three-year course, a four-year honors course, or a four-year honors course with research.
Miranda House principal Bijayalaxmi Nanda said two frameworks outlining the structure of FYUP courses were shared with colleges last week and are being asked for comments as part of ongoing consultations.
“We will have extensive consultations on the frameworks and other aspects of the FYUP deployment starting next year. Discussions are already underway with principals, teachers and other stakeholders. We have been asked for recommendations and we will go through the frameworks in detail. The idea is to organize broader consultations to discuss what kind of framework will suit the university, ”she said.
Appreciating the call for comments, she said: “It is a welcome step for the discussions to take place. Various committees are already working on it. With more recommendations coming from all sides, we will work on the implementation in an informed way, ”said Nanda.
Poonam Verma, director of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, said the proposals are being discussed and aspects such as the number of credits are being considered in terms of three and four year programs.
“We have asked for comments as part of the ongoing deliberations on the various aspects,” Verma said.
However, several teachers again raised concerns about the reduction in the workload that would result from the implementation of the provisions described in the proposals.
Naveen Gaur, Board Member, said at the August Board meeting everyone knew that the structure that had been adopted was not in line with the UGC structure.
“At the time, we were told that the university would make an effort to ensure that the structure adopted by the CA was adopted. The fact that these new proposals were not discussed with the board and were in violation of the sanctity of the board, ”said Gaur.
The Democratic Front for Teachers and the National Democratic Front for Teachers (NDTF) wrote to the UD vice-chancellor on Saturday raising objections to the two proposals.
In its letter, DTF said that the two models of FYUP disagreed with the proposals that had been placed in the AC and the EC earlier.
He said if either of the two models were implemented it would lead to massive workload deductions leading to a large-scale displacement of existing ad hoc teachers.
While rejecting the two proposed course structures, the NDTF said that the proposed alternative course structures reduced the total number of credits in three years of specialization courses, which would lead to a dilution of the course content as well as the load. work / teaching positions.