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Academic Council Claim Recommendations not Considered by DU

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The Academic Council claims that its recommendations have not been considered by DU, which has allegedly made the teachers unhappy.

On 1st of January 2019, a day before the meeting of the Academic Council (AC), several of its members claimed that the administration of University of Delhi has decided to not take the recommendations suggested by them into consideration. According to them, many of its recommendations have been missing from the Academic Council meeting’s agenda.

The University of Delhi, on the UGC’s notification, dated 18th of July 2018, had formed a 20-member committee to frame ordinances and statutes for promotions of 3,500 teachers, beginning with professorship in colleges and maternity leaves for ad hoc teachers, among many other issues. The committee was constituted so that it could look into the University Grants Commission Regulations, so that it could be implemented by the varsity. Following approval from the Academic Council, the concerning matter is sent to the executive council.

DU had called a meeting of the Academic Council, one of the statutory bodies of the varsity on the 12th of December 2018 which got postponed to the 2nd of January 2019. The reason behind this, according to some teachers, was that the administration kept on passing the University Grants Commission Regulations 2018 out of the meeting’s agenda. The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) had also expressed its concern regarding the postponement of the meeting with the Vice Chancellor YogeshTyagi in a letter dated 11th of December 2018. It had also stated that the regulations had to be adopted within six months of the gazette notification and amendments made accordingly.

On 28th of November 2018, the Committee had submitted its report after meeting ten times for two months to decide on the modalities of the regulations.

Feature Image Credits: University of Delhi’s (DU) Official Website

Disha Saxena

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