For the first time in Delhi University’s history, principals of all the constituent colleges have decided to defer admissions for 2014-15 amidst the cold war between University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University (DU) over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). The admission process will get back on track only after the FYUP issue will be resolved.
In a meeting held on June 23, the 10-member committee set up by the UGC discussed upon reinstating all courses that existed prior to FYUP without affecting the interests of students enrolled under the BTech programme. Meanwhile, the DU principals’ association decided to meet at Khalsa College to discuss the issue. 36 principals, who attended the meeting, decided to go in favour of deferring the process.
Due to this chaos, Shri Ram College of Commerce, which had released its cut-off had to defer the admission process. As per sources, group of officials of DU administration, including VC, pro-VC Sudheesh Pachauri, registrar and director South Campus Umesh Rai, had discussion that took placeon Sunday as well as Monday.
After admissions were deferred by the DU principals’ association, the UGC-appointed standing committee proposed a roadmap for the admission process for the academic session 2014-15. The measures suggested are to restore programmes, namely, BA (programme), BSc (programme), BCom (programme), BE/Ed and all honours courses, which were present prior to the commencement of FYUP. The committee also discussed the interest of students admitted under the BTech programme that would retain its fourth year.