Delhi University: An important meeting of the Executive Council is going to be held in Delhi University. An additional time of two years may be given at this meeting to complete the undergraduate courses. As per the existing rules of Delhi University, at present six years are given for completion of three-year undergraduate courses from the first year of admission. All the graduate students who have taken admission in the session 2016-17 who for any reason could not complete the course within the minimum period prescribed for their degree program may be allowed an additional two years to clear the backlog.
According to official documents of the Executive Council, a further extension of one year can be given in exceptional circumstances. However, the extraordinary circumstances will be clarified by the concerned body of the University. Professor Abha Dev Habib said on the new system that these proposed amendments are welcome. The university should consider reinstating the special opportunity provision that already existed. It is noteworthy that the meeting of the Executive Council of the University is going to be held in Delhi University today. Delhi University Teachers Association i.e. DUTA has also registered its objection regarding some agenda provisions fixed for this meeting.
These new provisions have been made by Delhi University for the recruitment process of Assistant Professors. The teachers have protested against this provision, saying that due to this 4000 teachers working in Delhi University will become unemployed and temporary teachers. Meanwhile, continuing the rich tradition of excellence in teaching and research, the University of Delhi has bagged the Clarivate India Research Excellence Citation Awards 2021 in the Central University category. The Clarivate India Research Excellence Citation Awards 2021 are in their 8th edition and are given once in every two years.