After much hue-and-cry about the removal of AK Ramanujan’s essay, 300 Ramayanas, from the concurrent course list last month, a course went missing from the approved syllabus for political science at Delhi University (DU).
The paper on the political beliefs and workings of nationalist freedom fighter Aurobindo Ghosh, who later set up the Aurobindo Ashram, was approved by the Committee of Courses when it deliberated upon the semester course earlier in the year.
But when the final course came up for approval before the Academic Council — the highest decision-making body in the university — the course was found missing from the list.
“The university office had received a complaint from some Academic Council members in this regard. While discussions about who had the right to make and pass courses were on, a course passed legally by the committee of courses was removed illegally from the syllabus,” said a senior university official, requesting not to be named.
According to sources, a council member noticed the omission just before the course was to be passed and raised objection. Now, a formal complaint has been sent to the office of the vice-chancellor asking him to look into the matter.