The Delhi University is likely to carry a key meeting this week to resolve on the syllabus of 4 programs, because the online courses are slated to start from August 10.
Teachers have said the syllabus of 4 courses– Political Science, Sociology, History and English– for the third and the fifth semesters was but to be finalised. They had expressed apprehensions about how they might be capable to begin the courses.
A row had erupted over the syllabus of those topics last year, with a right-wing academics’ outfit alleging that the curriculum was “pro-Left”.
The syllabus of the 4 programs for the primary semester was referred back by the chief council to the departments. It had submitted the revised syllabus to the oversight committee, which had handed the syllabus of the primary semester.
“We are holding a meeting either on Monday or Tuesday,” professor Maharaj Pandit, chairman of the oversight committee on syllabi, said.
“The registrar is looking into the issue. We have circulated it among the deans so we should be able to reach a consensus,” Pandit said.
Professors of English and Political Science departments said they’d despatched reminders to the oversight committee relating to the approval of the syllabi.
A professor from the English division, requesting anonymity, said they’d despatched the syllabus and have despatched reminders to the committee relating to the approval.
He hoped that the committee would approve the syllabi earlier than August 10.
“We are writing to them to approve the syllabi. More than a month ago we had sent the syllabi,” Veena Kukreja, head of Political Science division, said.
“There was a letter from the university to send the syllabi for approval of the oversight committee. I think it should be done before August 10,” she added.