Published: 27th March 2019
Three months to hastily revise UG Curricula: DU teachers call it attempt to dismantle Public Education to favour private universities
The DUTA calls it an attempt to diverse attention to accommodate students under the new Economically Weaker Section quota
Days after the Vice-Chancellor has asked them to upgrade the curriculum, the Delhi University Teachers' Association has slammed the move and call it a move to favour private universities. "Students have suffered irreversibly because of hurried half-baked exercises imposed one after another at Delhi University over last one decade. Failures of Semester System, FYUP and CBCS are still haunting the University. Conceptual and systemic flaws of these systems have been masked by marks inflation and grading formulas. This has damaged students' learning experience and demotivated them. The DUTA views these “reforms”, which have lead to academic dilution and corruption of the examination system, as deliberate attempts to dismantle public funded higher education in favour of private universities," the DUTA says in a press release.
The DUTA calls it an attempt to diverse attention to accommodate students under the new EWS quota. It also alleges that this system has ailed in American state universities and that this will give the government space to dictate outcomes. "The LOCF will invite greater interference from Governments that will be tempted to dictate acceptable ‘outcomes’ for universities. Outcomes-measurement is a huge private industry in the US which swallows a significant amount of US education budgets. It will force universities to offer market-oriented self-financing courses," reads the release.
The body also calls that the UGC's attempt to include students in the exercise of preparing the draft "mere tokenism, especially at a time when students will be preparing for their semester exams and submitting their assignments/projects for internal assessment."