University Grants Commission has given a fresh ultimatum to Delhi University to begin the admission process for the undergraduate courses under the three-year programme.
Senior HRD Ministry officials said, in the new ultimatum, the UGC has asked Delhi University to start the admission process from today after rolling back the four-year programme, FYUP.
The new directive was issued last night in the wake of reservations among the colleges over implementing the three-year programme and starting the admission process.
DU Principals Association Secretary S Lakshmi Devi said that they agree to the UGC’s order in principle but cannot move forward without the directive of the university.
The Association President SK Garg said they are waiting for the University to take a decision on whether it wants to go back to the old three-year structure or compress the FYUP into a three-year format.
There was no official reaction from the University.
A defiant DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh made no statement but held confabulations with his supporters. In the midst of all these developments, a move was initiated by a group of academicians to break the deadlock.
They have proposed a three-year honours programme in place of the four-year course.