DU to translate books from around the world into Hindi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 23:22 IST
Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi was addressing the first academic and executive council meeting, where he stressed on the need to focus on languages. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Delhi University will soon translate textbooks from different parts of the country and the world into Hindi, vice chancellor Yogesh Tyagi announced on Tuesday. He was addressing the first academic and executive council meeting, where he stressed the need to focus on languages.

The academic and executive councils are statutory bodies that decide on matters related to the university.

Tyagi said that in a few weeks, permanent appointments will be made in the university, which have been on hold since 2010.

“He said promotions will be made soon. He first heard out the teachers in the zero hour and then spoke of his vision,” said Nachiketa Singh, an academic council member.

The VC said they would act against principals and chairpersons of the governing body, who have got complaints filed against them.

“Stressing on zero tolerance on malpractice, the VC said there would be a new process for e-tendering for any project worth above R2 lakh,” said Singh.

As the discussions went on for a while, the agenda was not approved when this paper went to press. On the agenda is the setting up of three centres. The university wants to open the School of Journalism, School of Transnational Affairs and the Institute of Cyber Law and Security.

The university has put forward a proposal to set up a research council for promoting research at the university.

Among others is the proposal of the Department of East Asian Studies for the introduction of part-time language courses in Chinese, Japanese and Korean from this academic session.

A change in syllabus of the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology to bring it in line with the Choice-Based Credit System was passed with several objections.

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