The University of Delhi will be upgrading their undergraduate courses with a totally different curriculum which provides freedom to students that was never available before. The university plans to provide students to design their own degrees, as in they can choose whatever subjects they would like to study, at whichever semester and from any colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi.
Yesterday, The Academic council started its meeting with protests from teachers and students affiliated to leftist organizations. The programme will entail a shift from the present 10+2+3 scheme to 10+2+4 graduation with multiple exit points and freedom to complete remaining years over a period of time.
The six elected members affiliated to Leftist organizations protested at the way the proposal was being pushed through as they demanded a comprehensive debate on the proposed shift. They said the proposal needs to be sent back to departments and colleges staff councils to be considered and debated in minute details before the primal shift is brought.
In a joint states statement, all left teacher and student groups said the measure is at variance with the standing norm of the National Education Policy of 1992. which lays down a 10+2+3 pattern for all states and centrally funded and administered education institutions and accused university authorities of failing to credibly consult statutory bodies like department councils, committees of courses and faculties before deciding to pass the 4 years structure.
"In these circumstances, we are forces to conclude that the vice-chancellors insistence on getting the four-year structure passed in the academic council is guided by extra academic considerations and causes grievous harm to public stake in University of Delhi," the statement said referring to six bills on Higher Education pending in parliament.