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DU Teachers Finally end the Protest

The protest was there from May 24 and was mainly against the amendments to UGC regulations

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 6 2016 1:21PM | Updated Date: Jul 6 2016 1:21PM

DU Teachers Finally end the Protest

After a long protest, Delhi University teachers have finally decided to end the boycott of the admission process. The teachers were boycotting evaluation of answer sheets and undergraduate admission process.

 

The teachers were protesting against University Grants Commission (UGC) norms to ascertain their academic performance. The protest was there from May 24 and was mainly against the amendments to UGC regulations which, according to the teachers, would lead to around 50 per cent job-cuts and drastically decrease pupil-teacher ratio in higher education.

 

Also, the new notification of UGC increased the work load of the assistant professors from 16 hours of "direct teaching" per week (including tutorials) to 18 hours, plus another six of tutorials, bringing the total up to 24 hours.

 

The decision of ending the protest was taken in Executive Meeting of Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) that discussed the problems being faced by the students during the whole admission process.