DU's Executive Council gives nod to 4-year degree programme
Posted on: 11:40 PM IST May 09, 2013
New Delhi: The controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) of Delhi University got its final approval today after the varsity's Executive Council cleared the proposal, which has evoked criticism from a section of the academia.
The Council meeting was attended by 21 members. Only two members opposed the move by presenting their dissent notes. On Wednesday night, the DU's Academic Council had cleared the proposal with 86 members voting for it while six had opposed the new four-year programme.
"With these approvals, all formal requirements as per the University of Delhi Act, statutes and ordinances have been compiled with and the University is all set to launch the programme," DU Registrar Alka Sharma said.
The new structure was in controversy after a section of teachers and alumni objected to the format, with Left leaders including Sitaram Yechury taking the issue to the doorsteps of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh