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DU admin proposes course structures for four-Year UG programme, teachers’ bodies worry workload deductions

Lecturers’ our bodies on Saturday criticised two proposed buildings for the four-year undergraduate programme despatched by the Delhi College to its faculties and mentioned they had been completely different than what was handed by the educational council and the chief council of the college. Additionally they alleged that the proposed construction has decreased the whole variety of credit which can have an effect on academics’ workload.

DU Lecturers’ Affiliation (DUTA) President A Ok Bhagi mentioned the DUTA government will meet subsequent week to debate the newly proposed course construction. “In the meantime, the DUTA is writing to employees affiliation to debate this and ask them to ship their suggestions newest by January 1,” he mentioned.

The Proper-aligned Nationwide Democratic Lecturers’ Entrance (NDTF) and the Left-aligned Democratic Lecturers’ Entrance (DTF) wrote to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh Saturday relating to the matter.

5 DUTA government members and three AC members from the DTF wrote, saying, “The Tutorial Council accepted the framework with 196 credit. Nevertheless, the 2 drafts of the NEP framework circulated to schools and departments have 184 and 164 credit respectively. Thus, both of those, if applied, will result in large workload deductions resulting in massive scale displacement of current advert hoc academics,” they mentioned

For instance, they mentioned, in a single mannequin, the Capacity Enhancement Obligatory Course (AECC) has been “diluted” to Capacity Enhancement Course (AEC). “Thus, the “obligatory” part has been finished away with. This implies lack of workload and displacement of academics belonging to language departments and EVS (surroundings science) division. The quantity credit of AECC have been decreased from 4 to 2 every semester,” they mentioned.

The DTF additionally mentioned each drafts should not have provisions for program programs — BA, BCom and BSc. “The one handed by the Tutorial Council included these programs below a unique nomenclature. This system programs are amongst the most well-liked programs for college students. Scrapping these will result in a discount in the actual alternative for college students and workload of academics instructing these programs,” they mentioned.

The NDTF additionally mentioned it “categorically and unanimously rejects the 2 newly-proposed different course buildings”. They mentioned within the proposed buildings, the credit score hours had been decreased to 184 and 140 respectively in a single different and 164 and124 credit score hours within the second different.

“One of many opposed implications of the proposed frameworks is that the general workload of various topics in UG faculties might be altered and could also be decreased considerably for the primary three years. It is going to additionally make workload fluctuate and thus will adversely have an effect on the instructing place reservation roster and due to this fact regularization course of… The NDTF calls for from the DU administration that the method of regularization be first accomplished earlier than implementation of the NEP 2020 within the college and faculties,” they mentioned.

DU Registrar Vikas Gupta, nevertheless, mentioned there would no discount in workload and that the method was nonetheless ongoing. “After the construction was handed, there have been some grievances from some members so these had been included, primarily based on which the construction has been despatched to this point for suggestions. That is an ever-evolving course of, and we’ll hold making adjustments as and when it’s essential. Nothing is last. As soon as we get suggestions, we’ll once more take the construction again to the AC and EC,” he mentioned.

“So far as the workload is anxious, that’s decided by pupil: trainer ratio. The UGC sanctions posts relying on that. So no person will lose jobs,” he mentioned.

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