Delhi University colleges want to begin 14 new Undergraduate courses but are unable to do so due to lack of funds even after obtaining the necessary approvals.The courses have been approved by he Standing Committee but University Grants Commission has refused to release the funds.Many colleges received approval to start these courses back in 2016 but haven’t been able to start them due to lack of funds.
‚ÄúWe have been waiting to start the BSc mathematics course for a year now. We don’t have the required number of faculty members as there is a freeze on recruitment. Hopefully, by the next year, we will have the required strength of teachers to start the course” a college principal told Times of India.
Bsc (Hons) in Environmental Science¬†and Operational Research are few courses which have obtained approval.The Operational Research course has been designed by the Mathematics Department of Delhi University and is a mix of Economics,Statistics and Computer Science.