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DU's decision to drop FYUP gets statutory bodies' nod

Posted on Jun 28 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, June 28 : Delhi University's decision to scrap a controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) was Saturday approved by the varsity's statutory bodies.

"The resolution for rolling back the FYUP has been passed by both the academic and the executive council," said a member of the executive council.

The academic council and the executive council held a meeting and passed a resolution to officially scrap the FYUP, which has stalled the admission process to 64 of DU's 78 affiliated colleges since Tuesday.

The moves comes a day after university vice chancellor Dinesh Singh said the varsity had decided roll back the FYUP, ending a row between the UGC and DU over its continuation.

Following the resolution, a meeting of the 12-member committee of principals, chaired by Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College principal S.K. Garg is on to devise the modalities for admissions and monitor all admissions-related issues in colleges.

However, there is still no clarity about those students who are already admitted under the FYUP, introduced last year.

Around 2.7 lakh applicants have applied for admission to 54,000 seats this year in Delhi University, one of the oldest and the best in the country.

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