Despite protests, DU executive board approves 4-year undergraduate courses

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The University of Delhi’s most important decision-making body, the “Executive Council”, at its meeting on Tuesday gave the green light for the four-year undergraduate course. However, some council members also voiced their protest during the meeting. The 4 year undergraduate course was majority approved.

The Executive Council approved a number of reforms under the National Education Policy (NEP), including a four-year undergraduate program (FYUP). The Ministry of Education said this course is different from the 4-year graduation course last introduced in 2013. This time, many central universities will be allowed to run their regular graduation programs of 3 years. Under the new system, the establishment of digital infrastructure support for colleges and departments at the University of Delhi has also been proposed.

Executive Council member Ashok Aggarwal, who was present at the meeting, said he had lodged his protest against FYUP. Apart from this, many other members also demonstrated their protest against the implementation of the new education policy. According to Ashok Aggarwal, despite his opposition, the majority was in favor of FYUP, because of which it was approved on Tuesday evening.


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