Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) president Nandita Narain on Wednesday said that DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh is acting like a 'terrorist' and has taken the university as 'hostage'. "The VC is acting like a terrorist and has taken this university as a hostage. They bring these rules and leave after their term is over. The students and teachers are the ones who will suffer from this," said Narain.
She further said that either the VC should follow the UGC's directives or he can be held for grave dereliction of duty and can be removed. "The whole university is against Singh. But he has sent his ad hocs on a protest. He is trying to fool students and teachers. I don't know what he is trying to prove by doing this," she added.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani maintained her silence over the issue. "How can I react on something about which I have no information?" she asked.
On Tuesday, the UGC informed that 57 out of 64 colleges under DU have agreed to revert back to the three-year undergraduate programme.
Reports also said that DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh had resigned over the raging controversy.
The UGC had on Sunday issued a directive to DU asking it to scrap the FYUP. The order fuelled criticism from some quarters that the UGC was trying to over step its boundaries. DU students as well as aspiring students have been facing a lot of difficulties due to the ongoing tiff between the UGC and the university over the FYUP.
The Supreme Court had also dismissed a petition asking it to intervene and resolve the matter. It has instead asked the petitioner to approach the high court.