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No laptops, data connectivity for 4-yr programme IT students

Nearly three weeks into the commencement of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), Delhi University is still grappling with the drastic shift. Infrastructure has yet to find its way to DU’s colleges to cater to these students. Shaswati Das reports.

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2013 01:51 IST
Shaswati Das

Nearly three weeks into the commencement of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), Delhi University is still grappling with the drastic shift.

While earlier, several colleges were found to be lacking in classroom space to accommodate students, this time the varsity’s IT students are at the receiving end.

With students having to study Information Technology as part of the 11 foundation courses under FYUP, infrastructure has yet to find its way to DU’s colleges to cater to these students.

“Neither have they given us laptops nor the 1,000 Mbps connectivity that DU had promised. Now they have given a time frame of three months for laptops for regular students. Only some colleges have given laptops to students belonging to the Persons with Disability category. All of us are really curious to know how people are managing an IT foundation course without the infrastructure,” said Naveen Gaur, who teaches at Dyal Singh College.

Students say a fight to grab the nearest computer in the laboratory, for want of any other resources, has become a regular feature.

“We have the basic infrastructure that the college previously had. Nothing seems to have changed despite the fact that the university had made very tall claims during admission time. We have been told that the situation will be sorted soon. But we are already halfway through our first semester,” said a Computer Science student, requesting anonymity.

However, DU officials, though aware of the goings-on, claimed that the matter was being looked into. “We understand that there is some shortage but it will soon be taken care of,” said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean students’ welfare, DU.