"There is this impression that one fine day we woke up and decided that this needs to be done. No institution is run like this, you follow certain procedures and norms and it takes enormous efforts,” the Delhi University VC told reporters here.

"I am often blamed that there was no consultation and procedures were bypassed in the context of FYUP. We adopted an elaborate methodology, all VCs in the university's history would not have together put in this much effort in consultation like we did," he added.

"4,000 professors, 4,000 students and parents, 700 teachers were called for consultations at various stages and written feedback was taken from them. A three-day academic Congress was organised in which 1,200 teachers and experts, including sportspersons, from across the county participated and, then, with dissent of six out of 26 members, the programme was passed in the varsity's Academic Council (AC)," Singh mentioned.

He has been at the loggerheads with the HRD Ministry ever since the programme was rolled back last year in April after UGC's intervention.

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