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High court issued notice to Delhi University

The Delhi High Court have issued notice to the Delhi University, the University Grants Commission and the central government on the implementation of the semester system in the varsity's arts stream for 2011-12.

The matter will be heard on 11 May 2011. A group of university teachers approached the Delhi High Court challenging the university's 19 April, 2011 notification for implementation of the semester system in the arts stream for 2011-12. The teachers' union also demanded quashing of the notification.

As of now, there are 13 courses, including physics, chemistry, botany and zoology, which follow the semester system in the university.The petitioner pleaded before the court that Vice Chancellor Dinesh Kumar's emergency power should be curtailed so that he may not take any action against the teachers.

The petitioner said that before issuing the notification there should be a transparent procedure in which teachers, students, college dean and academicians sit together and sort out the problem.

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