20 DU Colleges Attended UGC Meet On Autonomy,DUTA Protests Against The Scheme

- Advertisement -

Delhi University teachers opposed to the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Autonomous Colleges scheme today staged a protest at an event organised by UGC to educate college principals about the scheme. The UGC had on November 10 announced an orientation programme for college principals aiming to familiarise colleges with the Autonomous Colleges scheme. Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) staging a demonstration on Lodhi Road said the scheme granted “arbitrary powers” to college governing bodies to determine fees and start courses in revenue generating mode.

“By touting autonomy as a way to improve quality and further academic excellence, the government wants to abdicate its responsibility by refusing to allocate adequate funds to meet the severe infrastructure deficit,” DUTA president Rajib Ray said.

- Advertisement -

The move to forcibly convert established Delhi University colleges into autonomous institutions is an agenda to commercialise, he said, adding that, “The cost of education will steeply increase; every aspect from tuition fees to hostel facilities, and examinations will become means of generating money”.

- Advertisement -

The teacher’s body also criticised Graded Autonomy Scheme – another UGC initiative – and said it would make university rely on loans from Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) rather than UGC grants.

- Advertisement -

“The DUTA is committed to broadening the movement against the autonomous scheme by reaching out to students, parents and members of civil society to build opinion against these insidious moves of the government,” Ray said.

Download the DU Express app on Play Store to stay connected with all the latest admission news and campus news 24×7.Click here to download the app.

Join our Telegram channel today free of cost to get all the latest updates delivered directly on your smartphone.Click here to subscribe to our Telegram channel or search for – @DUExpressIndia on Telegram to join.

- Advertisement -
Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

Similar Articles


Most Popular

‘Kita Kita’, a heart-touching plot

Imagine yourself getting engaged for two years and then finding out that your fiancè wasn't true to his colours. On this very doom's day,...

DU third cut-off 2020: Check the number of seats available in different couses

Delhi University (DU) will release the third cut-off list tomorrow - October 24th on the official website. Seventy percent of the seats in top...

DU Power Tussle: Education Ministry Calls VC’s Actions Invalid And Requests President’s Intervention

A very ugly impasse took over DU on Wednesday 21st October when P.C. Jha controversially appointed himself as the acting registrar and acting director...