Digital Desk, New Delhi. An important meeting of the Executive Council is going to be held in Delhi University. In this meeting, an additional time of two years may be given for completion of undergraduate courses. All the graduate students who have taken admission in the session 2016-17 who, for any reason, could not complete the course within the minimum period prescribed for their degree programme, may be allowed an additional two years to clear the backlog.
Official documents of the Executive Council state that in exceptional circumstances, a further extension of one year may be granted. However, exceptional circumstances will be clarified by the concerned body of the University. Professor Abha Dev Habib said on the new arrangement that while these proposed amendments are welcome, the university should consider reinstating the special opportunity provision, which was already there. It is worth noting that a meeting of the Executive Council of the University is going to be held on Friday, October 29 at Delhi University. Delhi University Teachers’ Association i.e. DUTA has also registered its objection regarding some agenda provisions fixed for this meeting.
These new provisions have been made by Delhi University for the recruitment process of Assistant Professors. The teachers have protested against this provision, saying that it will make 4000 ad hoc teachers working in Delhi University and temporary teachers unemployed. Meanwhile, continuing the rich tradition of excellence in teaching and research, the University of Delhi has bagged the Clarivate India Research Excellence Citation Awards 2021 in the Central University category. The Clarivate India Research Excellence Citation Awards 2021 are in their 8th edition and are given once in every two years.