The Delhi University (DU) adminstration had asked 11 department heads and a college to start the process of revising the curriculum of all their undergraduate courses and introduce the revised syllabus in the academic session 2019-20.
This has raised objection from a section of the faculty who felt it to be a serious statutory violation. The undergraduate curriculum revision committee (2019) wrote an email last week to the heads of all 11 departments along with the administration of IP college for women with the revision schedule, asking them to abide by it.
According to the schedule, each department will have to constitute their own committees and prepare a first draft of the revised curriculum by March 29. They will have to come up with at least four drafts before submitting the final copy with the heads of departments (HoDs).
The revised curriculum is not only going to help our prospective students but would also set a trend for many other universities” one member said. The Executive Council (EC) and Academic Council(AC) members have requested the VC to withdraw the communication. “The schedule was prepared without any consultation with the statutory bodies. So, we request you to revise the UG syllabi in a statutory and democratic manner and withdraw all the communications concerned,” the letter states.