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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

After FYUP row, new session set to begin in DU

After the ambitious Four Year Undergraduate programme (FYUP) became history for the Delhi University, the chaos and confusion over the course seems to have settled down as the new academic session is all set to begin on Monday.

A case for reforms: was FYUP good or bad for Delhi University?

After a tortuous week it took to withdraw the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and revert to the three-year format, Delhi University (DU) will finally roll out its admission process this week.  DU's first cut-off list for 3-year format today

Huge losses: Booksellers face the brunt of FYUP rollback

While many students and teachers celebrate the rollback of the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme and others still fight for it, book sellers are facing the brunt of this huge structural change that Delhi University has made once again.

Scrapping FYUP has taken a toll on educational reforms

The abolition of the four-year undergraduate programme may have brought cheer for many. But it had ushered in some academic reforms, which are now gone. Many teachers, in hushed tones, admit they are going to miss them.

Confusion at SGTB Khalsa after DU misprints cut-off for two subjects

The combined cut-off list on DU’s official website showed 90% in economics (hons) and 76% in life sciences for for Khalsa College. But the list on the Khalsa College website showed 97% in economics and 86.33% in life sciences.

Continue 4-year B.Tech course only for class of 2013-14: UGC tells DU

The UGC on Sunday directed DU to continue with the four-year B.Tech course only for students admitted last year, ending uncertainty following the rollback of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme. DU admissions start July 1, FYUP courses scrapped

DU BTech, BMS students protest outside Irani's residence

Scores of BTech and BMS students of Delhi University on Sunday staged a protest outside the residence of human resource development minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped.

DU admissions start July 1, FYUP courses scrapped

In an effort to expedite the massively delayed admission process at DU, the 12-member principals' committee suggested that colleges send their cut-offs to the university by Monday evening. Read: No clarity for those enrolled under FYUP

FYUP row: B-Tech, BMS students continue to fight

The UGC had verbally assured BTech students that their future would not be harmed in a FYUP rollback but students want a concrete assurance.

Academic council just a rubber stamp, V-C reigns supreme: Teachers

The same Delhi University Academic Council that passed a resolution to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) on Saturday had supported the course, albeit with a few changes, just a week back.

FYUP row: Teachers celebrate victory, thank Smriti

On Saturday, the university’s decision-making bodies, in emergency meetings, declared that the university would go back to the curriculum it followed in 2012.

Hons or pass: No clarity for those enrolled under FYUP

The Delhi University has officially scrapped the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) but the fate of those who were enrolled into the course last year is still not clear.

DU says no to change: Faculty’s fondness for old notes to blame?

An old refrain is once again being heard in DU's corridors: Its teachers are averse to any change in curriculum as it would mean having to part with their notes — some several decades old — and work afresh on their lectures.

Monday kick-off for DU with cut-offs, fresh applications

The city’s colleges will come out with their first cut-off lists on Monday and admissions will finally kick off Tuesday as Delhi University formally scrapped the controversial four-year undergraduate programme on Saturday.

FYUP out, but still no clarity on B.Tech course

Delhi University formally scrapped its controversial FYUP after a resolution to revert back to the three-year format was passed by the varsity's academic and executive councils.
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