HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju has urged a section of agitating Delhi University teachers to come forward and support the implementation of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
The programme has drawn criticism from a section of teachers and students who allege that the new programme will affect students coming from the marginalised sections of the society. The naysayers think that the students coming from weaker sections, especially those belonging to SC, ST and OBC, would face difficulties in pursuing the new programme given the expenditure of an additional year.
Under the new pattern, the current 10+2+3 scheme will entail an additional year. A diploma will be awarded if a student exits after two years, a bachelor’s degree after three years and a bachelor’s degree with honours or a B Tech degree on completion of four years.