New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave its nod to the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) of the University of Delhi after hearing a PIL challenging its implementation in its present form.

Hearing a petition against the proposed FYUP, a two-member bench of the High Court, comprising of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru, gave the verdict in the favour of the University.

The University ensured the Court of affirmative measures to guard the interests of ‘Special’ students who intend to take admission in the four-year- undergraduate programme.
The University also submitted a comprehensive report before the Court in this regard. Senior counselor Pinky Anand argued in favour of Delhi University and said that the institution is taking all essential steps so that the ‘Special’ students do not suffer in the proposed FYUP.
The University told the Court that the institution will provide laptops featured with Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software to help the ‘Special’ students, the visually impaired ones.
In its submission, the University also said that it proposed two new subjects for the visually impaired students in the first and second semester. Now, if these students face difficulty in the usual Mathematics and Science subjects, they can easily opt for the new ‘History of Math’ and the ‘History of Science’.

The University also pledged the appointment of special teachers for the visually impaired ones.

However, the petitioner said that the University had earlier failed in living up to its  promise of safeguarding the interests of ‘Special’ students.