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The DU Teachers' Association surveyed over 51,000 students from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to understand how well received the idea would be.
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) said the grant released was 'inadequate' and that it will continue to pursue the matter.
A university cannot achieve any sustainable excellence unless it has a strong undergraduate programme. And that needs good, stable teachers.
As Narendra Modi felicitates teachers, we must pay attention to their fight for basic rights and respect.
The UGC scheme attempts to cut the colleges from the very umbilical cord, which has been providing them with the required buoyancy and vibrancy. In the scorching summer heat, the University of Delhi is on the boil again. Leading upfront is the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) which, after much deliberation, has given a clarion call to its members to boycott the marking and evaluation process. While there are many issues underlining the boycott call, the bone of contention in the extant case is a recent UGC proposal, which confers graded autonomy to some of the most coveted (nationally highly ranked) colleges. It is least surprising that if implemented, such a decision will surely alter the nature and the federal character of DU – one of India’s premier universities. The proponents of graded autonomy tend to argue that the scheme would not only liberate some of the most outstanding colleges of the country from...