Former Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh’s tenure was controversial to say the least. The audience is still divided over whether he subjected DU students to guinea pig- like experimentation or whether he lit a new torch for the future of higher education in India.
Today, on 10th March 2016, Prof. Yogesh Tyagi took over as the 22nd Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi. Presidents and office bearers of various organisations and groups like DUTA were present. As per the DUTA Press Release, the new VC also met representatives of unions of students and karamcharis.
Our correspondent lists down the changes and reforms that the new Vice Chancellor should introduce:
1.) We expect the new VC to implement changes only once they have been thoroughly thought out. The failure of the infamous Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), followed by the Credit Based Choice System (CBCS) has left students of these batches confused. We request the new VC to spend time researching and then creating something beneficial for the students.
2.) Delhi University faces major infrastructural problems, and being a part of an institution as renowned, we definitely expect decent surroundings. While a lot of colleges lack the basic laboratories, we have also witnessed instances of students sitting under the tents to take semester exams. This is not just shameful, but also worrisome. If the grants are put to proper use, such problems should be tackled soon.
3.) The problem of shortage of faculty has hindered proper education and learning for quite some time now. It takes days or even weeks for regular classes to start after holidays due to lack of faculty. The issues of students performing poorly due to lack of an instructor and ad-hoc positions not being converted to permanent ones need to be looked at seriously.
4.) Residential facilities for students, especially for females are not adequate. Due to insufficient college hostels and lack or rent regulation at PGs, outstation students face difficulties in living in Delhi and attending college. Despite many protests for the construction of adequate residential areas for students, there have been no noticeable results regarding this issue.
Apart from finding feasible solutions to these few issues, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University is expected to be a progressive person with the best of students in mind.
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