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DU panel makes way for courses in semester mode

delhi Updated: Apr 24, 2011 23:35 IST
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In a meeting of its standing committee, the University of Delhi on Sunday passed most courses under the semester system to be presented in the academic council (AC) and executive council (EC) meetings to be held on Monday.

The courses that were passed by the standing committee will be presented before the AC and EC, which are the highest decision making bodies of the university.

However, a few members of the AC, who were present for the standing committee meeting, condemned the fact that all the meetings were convened at short notices.

“I got a call at 10pm about the meeting today. It is impossible for anyone to go through the course content so quickly and give their inputs. The aim of the meeting becomes futile if we are not able to give our inputs,” said Sanjay Verma, an AC member who teaches history at Kirorimal College.

Pointing to the hurried nature of the meeting, Sheo Dutt, another AC member and a teacher at Bhagat Singh college, said: “There has to be a minimum days of notice given to the members for meetings, but the university is in such a hurry to pass the courses under the semester mode that they have abandoned all norms.”

Sources said that the varsity wanted to pass the courses for the semester system before April 28, when a petition related to semester is due for a hearing in the Delhi high court.

Regarding courses such as English, Germanic romance studies, history, sociology and economics, whose teachers were resistant to the switch from the annual system, university will take a call only after the high court hearing.