In a recent update to the controversial FYUP (four year undergraduate programme) of the Delhi University, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked DU to continue with the four year courses for already admitted students.
After the Saturday’s decision of scrapping the B.Tech and BMS courses in DU, and also rolling back the FYUP, this latest decision has come in the wake of protecting the students who have already taken admission in the four year courses of the university in 2013. Its a big relief for the 2013 batch students of B.Tech programme in DU, as they have been protesting since the university scrapped the FYUP.
The students have protested in front of the residence of the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four year courses should not be scrapped, and if the decision is not taken in their favour then they will be moving to the court. Protesters raised slogans, “We want BTech”, “We want BMS” and “UGC down down.”
As per the UGC directive, the DU had decided that there will be no fresh admissions in the BTech and BMS courses, but the currently admitted students had to protest for their rights. The protesters also tried to enter the Irani’s residence but were stopped by the Delhi Police, Some students also sat on hunger strike outside the Irani’s residence and said they will not budge till their demands were met.
Finally, the UGC has allowed Delhi University to continue with the current B.Tech courses for students admitted in 2013.