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Delhi University Academic Council scraps FYUP

Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 11:48am IST | Agency: PTI

A day after the Delhi University Vice Chancellor announced scrapping of the controversial FYUP programme, the Academic Council of the varsity today passed a resolution to implement the three-year undergraduate programme.

Eight of the 90 members opposed the resolution tabled by the Council, saying the Delhi University "didn't hold discussions". "Academic Council has passed the resolution to implement the three-year under graduate programme without holding any discussion which is very unfortunate,," Sanjay Kumar, member of Academic Council, who opposed the resolution, said. He charged that the Council did not seek views of members and simply passed the resolution within two minutes. The resolution will now be tabled in the meeting of the Executive Council

Delhi University yesterday decided to scrap the four-year under graduate programme (FYUP) after UGC mounted pressure to roll it back.  Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh yesterday issued a statement asking principals of various colleges affiliated to the varsity to start admissions for the new session under the three-year format. The decision has put an end to the uncertainty over the admission process for 2014-15 which was triggered due to the row over FYUP between DU and UGC.

Over 2.7 lakh students have applied for admission to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the varsity.


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