Relenting under UGC’s pressure, Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh agreed to scrap the controversial four-year undergraduate programme. (JPN/Agencies)
However, the students seeking admission to the undergraduate programme in Delhi University may have to wait for a few more days with a newly-set up panel of principals being asked to devise the modalities for admissions.
The Vice Chancellor issued a statement on Friday afternoon asking the principals of various colleges affiliated to the Delhi University to start admissions for the new session under the three-year format.
"In line with the directive of the UGC, the University has decided to roll back the FYUP. Consequently, the admission process shall be conducted under the scheme of courses that were in force in the academic session 2012-13 in all the colleges of the University of Delhi," Singh said.
The standoff was apparently resolved by a strong letter written by the UGC to Delhi University to rollback the four-year undergraduate programme immediately and start admissions.
The decision has put an end to the uncertainty over the admission process for 2014-15, which was triggered due to the row over the four-year undergraduate programme.
Over 2.7 lakh students have applied for admission to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the varsity.
Singh said the varsity recognises the need of the hour and it is of ‘paramount importance’ to protect the interests of the students by ensuring the start of the admission process.
"It is expected that the principals of our colleges shall assist in devising and ensuring a speedy completion of the admission process," he said.
Relenting under UGC’s pressure, Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh agreed to scrap the controversial four-year undergraduate programme.