University of Delhi: The varsity is expected to hold a key meeting this week to plan on the syllabus of four courses. This comes at a time when the online classes for the III, V and VII semesters for UG courses and III semesters for PG courses are scheduled to commence from August 10.
According to reports, the syllabus for the third and the fifth semesters of the following four courses- Political Science, Sociology, History and English yet to be finalised. The teachers also expressed their concern about how they are expected to start the classes provided the given situation.
An argument over the syllabus of these courses was raised last year, with a right-wing lecturers’ outfit alleging that the curriculum was “pro-left”. Nevertheless, the syllabus for these courses for the primary semester was referred to again by the Executive Council to the concerned departments. “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,” he added.
Professors of English and Political Science departments said that they had sent reminders to the oversight committee regarding the approval of the syllabi and are hoping that the committee would approve the syllabi before 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 department, stated.