At Delhi University’s executive council meeting, members raised concerns about why the university had paid registration charges of around Rs 1.8 crore for the ‘institute of eminence’ status without discussing it in the EC.
Many members also asked why there was an increase in the collection of annual examination fees by over Rs 10 crore in the past one year, claiming that this was putting pressure on the students.
The members also raised concerns about a sharp decline in expenses on seminar/workshops due to the implementation of the rule that any expense over Rs 15,000 would require an e-tendering process. “The EC meeting went on without any regard for the DU Act, statutes and ordinances.
The VC shows scant regards for the statutory bodies — virtually no meetings or emergency meetings when there is no way out,” said EC member Rajesh Jha.
He pointed out that in the budget that was presented in the meeting on Friday, members found that while innovation projects have closed down due to ‘paucity of funds’ DU has a huge sum of over Rs 55 crore under unutilised grant.