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Delhi University: Outgoing students worry as teachers boycott evaluation

Delhi University: Outgoing students worry as teachers boycott evaluation

Summary: At the university level, teachers are protesting against delayed appointment and promotions, and the lack of absorption of ad-hoc teachers. (File) At the university level, teachers are protesting against delayed appointment and promotions, and the lack of absorption of ad-hoc teachers. The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has called for an evaluation boycott since May 9 against the policies of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and a delay in appointment and absorption of ad hoc teachers by the university. The boycott will affect evaluation of 1.2 lakh students studying in 63 colleges. Among UGC policies, teachers are opposed to are the graded autonomy and schemes that lead colleges to privatisation.


At the university level, teachers are protesting against delayed appointment and promotions, and the lack of absorption of ad-hoc teachers.

(File) At the university level, teachers are protesting against delayed appointment and promotions, and the lack of absorption of ad-hoc teachers. (File) Sociology student Sarvanan Nair, who is set to graduate from Delhi University this year, has been excited ever since he secured admission in Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai.

He has to join by the first week of June, but ever since he heard that teachers have decided to boycott the evaluation process, excitement has given way to concern. “I am told that because of the boycott, our results could be delayed. Though there is time till September to submit my results at TISS, I don’t know how long this problem will go on,” said Nair, who studies in North Campus. The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has called for an evaluation boycott since May 9 against the policies of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and a delay in appointment and absorption of ad hoc teachers by the university. Among UGC policies, teachers are opposed to are the graded autonomy and schemes that lead colleges to privatisation. The boycott will affect evaluation of 1.2 lakh students studying in 63 colleges.

Source :http://indianexpress.com/article/education/delhi-university-outgoing-students-worry-as-teachers-boycott-evaluation-5179757/

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