At a meeting held on December 10, 2021, the Academic Council of the University of Delhi (DU) decided to hold an entrance test for undergraduate courses starting next year. The Executive Council adopted the decision on December 17 and must organize the test for the next new batches of 2022-2023.
Another important pending decision regarding maternity leave and payment of contract staff was also taken at the meeting.
Entrance test for undergraduate courses in DU:
In accordance with the latest regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the university council should give a nod to the component of a new education policy (NEP) at the university. In accordance with the guidelines established by the umbrella body, the University of Delhi has now decided to organize the Common Entrance Test to Central Universities (CUCET) from the next session of 2022-2023.
At the Academic Council meeting, a total of 16 members opposed the proposal to hold a test and two Executive Council members were against the decision today. However, the decision of the holding of the entrance test was passed by the Council.
Decision taken by the Executive Council
- Payment of fees and extension of facilities to an assistant faculty member
- Paid maternity leave for ad hoc teachers and contract staff.
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In a recent committee formed by the University of Delhi to hire adjunct professors, he recommended that a maximum of 80,000 per month be paid to the faculty member. At the same time, he recommended that the faculty make one visit to the department per semester (two visits for one academic year). In addition to this, a stay of one month per visit and two weeks for appointed faculty members, including the cost of economy class air travel, local travel costs, medical insurance for the period stay in India and free accommodation and board at DU International Guest House.
The panel set up earlier or checking whether maternity leave should be granted to the ad hoc employee suggested that maternity leave is a “fundamental and vital necessity” for the physical and emotional well-being of the mother and of the child. the child. The request had been pending for years and has now been granted by the council. Read here.