DU teachers to boycott evaluation till June 1

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  • Updated: May 28, 2016 09:48 IST

NEW DELHI: Results of examination at Delhi University are likely to get delayed further as teachers may extend the exam evaluation boycott till Wednesday. The teachers are boycotting the process to protest the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) third amendment regulation.

Apart from the boycott, the teachers have also planned a march to ministry of human resource development from Mandi House on Monday.

Teachers have been protesting against a UGC regulation that would put ad-hoc teachers out of job and also make promotion difficult.

In DU alone, 5,000 temporary, ad-hoc, guest lecturers may lose their job by the start of new session, as the new regulation has increased direct teaching hours for assistant professor to 24 hours per week from 16 hours. For associate professors, it was increased from 14 hours a week to 22 hours.

The HRD ministry had issued clarification on Thursday and said the working hours would remain unchanged, but teachers dismissed the clarification saying it was not clear on the direct teaching hours and on tutorials and practicals.

The proposal to extend the boycott was placed in the Delhi University Teachers’ Association executive meet. However the final decision on the course of action will be decided on the general body meeting on Saturday.

“Now the HRD ministry says that the tutorials, remedial classes will not be considered as direct teaching hour. This technically means that the work for teachers increases further. It is the direct teaching hours which are used for hiring. So our agitation will continue,” said Abha Dev Habib, physics teacher at Miranda House.

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