The UGC had earlier on Sunday directed DU to continue with the four-year B.Tech programme for those admitted in academic year 2013-14 but remained quiet on the fate of the 840 students who had enrolled in the BMS course last year.

A meeting of the Standing Advisory Committee was convened on Monday to discuss about the fate of students enrolled in the BMS course.
The students met senior UGC officials and submitted a memorandum in which they demanded that their interests be taken into consideration and spoke against the non-technical professional course being reduced to three-year duration.
"We have submitted a memorandum to UGC. It was being said yesterday that UGC will hold a meeting to discuss about the students of BMS course, but so far we have got no word on it. We intend to continue our protest till our demands are met," said Nida Saifi, a BMS student.

The Delhi University had earlier on Saturday decided to discontinue its B Tech and BMS courses.
Meanwhile, dissatisfied with UGC's directive to DU, a group of B.Tech students staged a protest in North Campus.     

"Asking DU to continue with the B.Tech course only for the current batch is not enough. The DU VC should give us a written assurance that the university is not going to scrap the B.Tech programme," said a student.
"We would be the only batch to pass out from B.Tech courses of DU. What value would our degrees hold in the job market?” asked another student.
Hundreds of students of BMS course gathered outside the UGC office and shouted slogans against the system of DU and UGC. By discontinuing the course, the university is playing with their future, said the student protestors.

The course was started last year under the now-scrapped Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) after combining three courses — Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA).
About 840 students are pursuing the BMS course from different colleges in DU. They have been protesting ever since the rollback of FYUP.

The management students of Delhi University had staged a protest outside the residence of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped.

The UGC had on Sunday directed the Delhi University to continue with the four-year B Tech programme for those admitted in academic year 2013-14, bringing to an end the uncertainty following rollback of the controversial FYUP.

Around 6,500 students were enrolled last year in six B Tech programmes-- Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Polymer Science, Instrumentation and Electronics and Psychological Science--in 35 colleges, according to a DU official.

The UGC was, however, silent on the BMS programme which is likely to be converted into three- year courses, officials said.

With 2012-13 admission procedure being followed, the cut-off list will no more have BMS course, which has been discontinued.

The Delhi University, which has decided to scrap BMS course along with B.Tech courses, will hold admissions to BBS and BA (Hons) (Business Economics) on the basis of the criteria already announced for BMS admission 2014-15.
Under pressure from UGC to act on its directives, the varsity earlier on Saturday officially scrapped its four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and reverted to the previous three-year structure.

The Delhi University also decided to discontinue its B Tech and BMS courses and not hold any fresh admissions.


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