A recent press release issued by the University of Delhi on June 27, 2014, confirmed the withdrawal of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) as per the directives of the University Grants Commission (UGC)
On a meeting held on June 23, 2014 between the UGC Standing Committee, which was formed to advise Delhi University on the resumption of three year undergraduate programmes, it was decided that the students who are already admitted to the four year undergraduate programmes in the colleges under Delhi University can continue the four year B.Tech Programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science and which are covered under section 22 of the UGC Act, viz. B.Tech, may continue in these programmes only for the students already admitted for academic year 2013-14.
On the bowing down of Delhi University on the directive of the University Grants Commission, Smriti Irani, the Education Minister said that, “I respect the autonomy of institutions but autonomous institutions were created to serve people. My Appeal is, within the ambit of law, this is the time for statesmanship which will lead to resolution. One shouldn’t sacrifice the interest of our students at the altar of prestige.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the President of the DU Principals Association, the group of 64 principals of DU colleges has said that the admissions should start only by Monday as confusion reigned supreme over the admissions in the absence of a clear cut notice from the concerned authority. The group has also planned a meeting with the UGC and DU’s vice chancellor.
Smriti Irani, HRD Minister had passed the order to scrap the FYUP, a decision which was opposed by the students, teachers, BJP and the Left. Following which UGC had directed the colleges to put an end to the FYUP and start admitting students only to the three year programme. It was also asked to finish all the existing four year degrees in the three year designated time.
DU has chosen to go on with its decision of admitting students in the First Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) on the basis of this newly introduced admission guideline.