The Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) was scrapped in June last year after the NDA government entered office and following pressure from UGC for it to be done away with.
HRD ministry sources said the VC has been given 15 days to reply to the notice, which the ministry sent on Tuesday after the nod of the Visitor to DU, President Pranab Mukherjee. The ministry had sent all the representations received about irregularities allegedly committed by Singh to the President.
Singh has faced controversy ever since the introduction of the FYUP, allegedly without the clearances. His tenure as the DU VC ends in October this year.
"The show-cause notice also asks Singh to explain why B.Tech courses were started by the varsity without due clearance from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)," said sources in the HRD ministry.
"Singh has also been asked to explain the diversion of funds to the tune of Rs 172 crore meant for OBC students to buy laptops," they added.
Meanwhile, the university said it has received no such communication from the ministry. The ministry sources, however, said that strong action could be initiated against the VC if he does not reply back.
"He could be removed after due permission of the Visitor," the sources said.
Singh had also been facing flak from the Delhi University Teacher's Association (DUTA), which has been demanding his removal since last year and had also released a white paper in August accusing the VC of administrative and financial irregularities.

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