English department of Delhi University has reduced the number of seats in its master‚Äôs course by almost 30% this year.The teachers claimed they were not informed about the move,the department head says that the reason behind the cut is the fact that department exceeded the sanctioned number of seats by University Grants Commission.
In the first admission list issued by the university, only 299 students have been allotted seats against the 425 students admitted last year. These 299 seats are inclusive of all categories,entrance exam and merit based both.
DU has 50% reservation for students who have graduated from the university. The rest are admitted through entrance tests.
‚ÄúThis was not intimated to the university‚Äôs supreme academic body. We, as academic council members, met over three days in June and the administration never revealed anything about seat reduction in English or any other discipline. The university owes us an explanation” said Sachin N,an English teacher at Dyal Singh College.
“The seat cut has put a condition that even those DU students who have got marks as high as 70% cannot secure an MA seat. The HRD ministry should direct DU to reverse this anti-student move.‚Äù said Pappu Ram Meena,another English teacher at Dyal Singh College.
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