New Delhi: The Delhi University Teachers' Association is demanding that the 4-year bachelors programme be postponed to next year. But the university seems adamant to stick to the July 2013 deadline. It affects half a million students from across the country.
Nearly half a million students and 9,000 teachers of DU stand to be affected by the decision to make all bachelor programmes a 4-year affair starting July 2013. But the decision was far from unanimous. The university stands divided. "One is with the idea of the 4-year course, which needs to be debated and second is the manner of implementation and included in that is the speed of implementation, which is unreasonable," Professor Satish Deshpande.
Some members of the DUTA have now requested the Human Resources Development Ministry to postpone the plan till next year. They point out teachers who are expected to draft the details of the 4-year courses and then implement them are unsure of how this programme will work. And without a fair debate on the merits and demerits, they say it would compromise curriculum quality. In fact, members of the faculty of arts say that on Friday they cleared 40 courses in 70 minutes.
The committee of courses presented the new syllabi to faculty members and they were asked to pass it. There was no debate about the structure and a request for more time to check the syllabi thoroughly was not considered....more
10:26 AM, Apr 29, 2013