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DU: not violating statutory norms in CBCS implementation

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Higher Education Delhi University (DU) has claimed that it has not violated any statutory norms in the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the upcoming academic session and said it was in process of complying by the same. It may be mentioned that the DU has decided to go ahead with the introduction of Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from the upcoming academic session, apparently without the “mandate” of the varsity’s Executive Council.

The varsity authorities have said it is in process of complying with the norms. Speaking in this context, DU Registrar Ram Dutt said in an official statement that the implementation cannot happen unless the EC accords approval to the draft ordinance that the AC has proposed and this is in the process. In the interim, all Heads of the Departments have been asked to take cognisance of and send their suggestions, as sought by the UGC, on the syllabi that have been proposed by the UGC. The registrar held that the university is well prepared for the transition.

He further added that no academic scheme in the university can ever be implemented without approval of all statutory bodies and DU has scrupulously adhered to these regulations at all times.

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It may be mentioned that last month, a section of DU teachers has written to the UGC raising concerns over the implementation of a CBCS from the upcoming academic session saying it was being “hastily pushed”. Writing to the University Grants Commission, the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) had conveyed academicians’ concern on the issue and said “reforms” brought without discussion has proved “disastrous”.

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