B.Tech. students who are enrolled with DU can breathe easy as the UGC in a recent development said students admitted in DU’s various B.Tech. courses during the 2013-14 academic year will continue to pursue the 4 year course.
As DU rolled back its FYUP following instructions from the UGC, the careers of around 2500 students in various B.Tech. courses were in a fix.
This decision will, however, be applicable only for students already enrolled in the 4 year B.Tech. courses. From this year, students will be admitted to 3 year courses in Delhi University.
“Four year B.Tech. programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science (courses in which students were admitted in colleges under DU) and which are covered under section 22 of the UGC Act, with respect to B.Tech., may continue in these programmes only for the students already admitted for academic year 2013-14,” said a statement by UGC official.
Colleges offering these programmes have been asked to obtain approval from regulatory bodies such as the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to “ensure that students admitted in these programmes are not put to any disadvantage”.
DU started B.Tech. courses in six streams – Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Polymer Science, Instrumentation and Electronics and Psychological Science – as part of the FYUP started in the 2013-14 academic year.
B.Tech. students have been protesting ever since the rollback of the four year undergraduate programme.
Meanwhile, UGC sources said that a meeting to take a decision on the Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) programme may be taken on Monday.