UGC permits 4-year BTech course for DU students enrolled in 2013
University Grants Commission (UGC) granted permission to Delhi University to continue with four years course for the students who enrolled in BTech and BMS in 2013.
University Grants Commission (UGC) granted permission to Delhi University to continue with four years course for the students who enrolled in BTech in 2013.
According to a Zee report, after scores of BTech and BMS students of DU staged a protest outside the residence of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped, the UGC has finally permitted DU to continue with Btech course that the students enrolled for in 2013. However, according to CNN IBN tweet the decision on BMS course is pending and is likely to be taken on Monday.
Earlier the students had also threatened that if the varsity doesn't take care of their interest, they are ready to move court.
Under pressure from UGC to act on its directive, DU has scrapped its four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and reverted to the previous 3-year structure.
Yesterday, the DU has also decided to discontinue its BTech and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) courses and would not hold any fresh admissions to them.
Hundreds of students of these two courses gathered outside Irani's residence and started shouting slogans against her and University Grants Commission (UGC).
Protesters raised slogans - "We want BTech", "We want BMS" and "UGC down down." Protesters also tried to enter the Irani's residence, but were stopped from doing so by the personnel of Delhi Police.
"We are staging protest as BMS and BTech students are getting affected so much due to scrapping of FYUP. HRD Minister and UGC should take care of our interest," Rekha, a protester, said.
Some students also sat on hunger strike outside the Irani's residence and said they will not budge till their demands were met.
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Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will be also attending the event beginning from 12 noon on Thursday