DU results may be delayed as teachers extend evaluation boycott

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 21:46 IST
DUTA members demanding rollback of the UGC notification at Jantar Mantar. (Rohit Rajagopal/Hindustan Times)

Delhi University results are likely to be delayed as the varsity’s teachers on Thursday decided to extend their evaluation boycott till June 6.

The teachers are protesting the University Grants Commission’s 3rd amendment regulation since May 24. The regulation that defines their service conditions could lead to retrenchment of more than 5,000 teachers.

The regulation also defines stringent academic performance indicators (API) – the index that defines their promotion terms.

Around 3,000 teachers evaluate papers daily at 13 centres -- Miranda House, Kirori Mal College, Hansraj College, Daulat Ram College, Gargi College, Kalindi College, Deshbandhu College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma, Sri Venkateswara College, Maitreyi College, Dyal Singh College and Keshav Mahavidyalaya.

The protest is being led by the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA). The teachers had on Monday held a protest march at the Union human resource development ministry.

Read: Thousands of teachers march against new UGC rule

“The evaluation boycott has been extended. Now on June 6, teachers have been called by the MHRD and UGC for consultations. Depending on this, there will be a general body meeting on June 7 when we will decide on the future course of action,” said Nandita Narain, DUTA president.

The decision to extend the boycott was taken at a general body meeting held at Hansraj College. Teachers will hold a protest at UGC on the day of the consultation.

“We believe a massive turnout of thousands of teachers will force the government to roll back the UGC Gazette Notification (3rd Amendment). We are committed to take the fight to its logical conclusion and ensure its complete rollback,” said Aditya Narayan Misra of the Academics for Action and Development – a teachers body.

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