Delhi University admissions kick started today and so did the protests by DUTA and NSUI against the UGC Gazette Notification of 4th May. The notification will lead to a loss of jobs for around 5000 ad-hoc, temporary and guest teachers. It will also lead to an increase in the student-teacher ratio to around 40:1 in DU. Currently, the ratio is about 20:1. Also, it has significantly increased the workload of teachers. For Assistant Professors, the workload increased from 16 hours of direct teaching to 18 hours, plus 6 hours of tutorials. Similarly for Associate professors, working hours have been increased from 14 to 22 hours.
According to Nigam Bhandari, (Incharge, Delhi NSUI), NSUI supports DUTA in the protest against the UGC notice. He further added that the protest has been going on for quite some time now and NSUI will continue to protest if UGC does not withdraw the notification.
Nirbhesh Pratap, an NSUI activist stated that it’s not just DUTA’s fight, every student should come ahead and join hands against this UGC notice as it is about the future of the nation.
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Due to this protest the DU May/June exam result is also going to get delayed. The result was expected to be announced in the first week of July but now it is expected to stretch upto 20th July or even further.
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