At a meeting of its executive council (EC) on Tuesday, Delhi University authorized adopting the National Education Policy (NEP) and a four-year undergraduate curriculum.
ACCORDING TO REGISTRAR VIKAS GUPTA, the NEP will be implemented beginning with the 2022-23 academic session. Three members, he added, were opposed to it being implemented.
Last Thursday, the Academic Council and the Standing Committee on Academic Matters approved the implementation of the NEP and a four-year undergraduate curriculum. Karnataka plans to finish implementing the NEP in ten years.
In the sessions conducted last week, the multiple entry/exit system (MEES), which allows students to enter and depart the program at various times, and the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) were also approved.
The members warned in a dissent letter opposing the policy’s adoption that it would lead to the privatization and commercialization of education, as well as the “destruction of India’s greatest publicly supported institution.”
They also claimed that implementing it will dilute learning and education quality at the university.
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) staged an online protest against the NEP’s implementation on Tuesday.
The meeting also discussed the College of Art’s de-affiliation from Delhi University and its affiliation with Ambedkar University.
In March, the Delhi Cabinet decided to merge the College of Art, currently affiliated with Delhi University (DU), with Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).
“A committee has been established to investigate the situation. The entire EC was dissatisfied with the Delhi government’s actions; thus, a committee was formed,” Gupta added.
The university had previously stated that it would develop facilitation centers on land donated by the Delhi government in Roshanpura in Najafgarh and Bhati Kalan in Fatehpur Beri. The centers would save students who live in remote locations a long journey to the university campus and assist with examination and admissions procedures.
The institution also intends to establish a college at Fatehpur Beri, for which Sushma Swaraj, Delhi’s first female chief minister, Swami Vivekananda, Veer Savarkar, and Sardar Patel have been proposed.
The academic council proposed five more candidates at their meeting last week, including DU alumni Arun Jaitley and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “The council decided that these colleges/centers should be named after Sushma