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Dinesh singh takes charge as VC of Delhi University

After months of speculation, the Delhi University (DU) got its new vice chancellor (VC) on Friday. Dinesh Singh assumed charge as VC of the varsity.

delhi Updated: Oct 29, 2010 20:42 IST
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After months of speculation, the Delhi University (DU) got its new vice chancellor (VC) on Friday. Dinesh Singh assumed charge as VC of the varsity.

"The President of India, in her capacity as Visitor of the university, has been pleased to appoint Professor Dinesh Singh as the Vice-Chancellor of the University," read a press release issued by the registrar of the University.

Singh succeeds Deepak Pental, whose term has expired on August 31 this year, but was given an extension till the appointment of the new VC.

Pental has been facing stiff opposition from the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), following the introduction of the semester system, in 13 undergraduate science courses this year.

Teachers have been striking work frequently to register their protest, which has, in turn, disrupted the academic schedule of students.

Commenting on protests by DUTA against the semester system and how he seeks to resolve the impasse, Singh said the solution to the present crisis lies in cooperation.

"I am extending my hand to members of every segment of the university community, so that we can all work together for the betterment of the university at large and of students in particular."

The DUTA, meanwhile, is adamant about teaching only in the annual mode, until there is a proper debate on the semester system.