Reports suggest that Irani is inclined towards getting rid of the controversial FYUP and DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh made a frantic attempt on Monday to change education secretary Ashok Thakur’s mind and persuade him of its usefulness and long-standing benefits.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised in its election manifesto before the general elections that it would scrap the unnecessary FYUP with party’s senior most leader in Delhi and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan even branded it ‘wastage of year’.

It is believed that the decision to scrap the FYUP is backed by the RSS and BJP-backed National Democratic Teachers Front, as per a report in a national daily.

There has been a huge uproar over the implementation of the FYUP from the 2013 academic year with both teacher and student unions vehemently opposing it.

The FYUP is the brainchild of DU vice-chancellor and there have been demands from all the corners to sack him and reinstate the earlier three-year graduation programme.

Last week, Irani had a meeting with a group of teacher and students from DU. The delegation submitted a memorandum to Irani, requesting her to scrap the FYUP.

The dip in sale of application forms for Delhi University has also been attributed to FYUP only with students showing lesser interest in pursuing education from the DU due to the extra year added in the under graduate programme.

Even the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its election manifesto had promised to scrap the controversial FYUP.

The FYUP is most likely to be scrapped with the officials in HRD ministry brainstorming on the ways to reinstate the previous three-year under graduate programme for students.


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