Press Esc to close
Saturday 27 August 2016
News updated at 1:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

VC will talk to DU teachers, assures new HRD minister

New Delhi, Nov 21, 2012, DHNS:

Delhi University Teachers Association members met the newly appointed human resource development minister M Pallam Raju and told him about the ongoing tussle between them and the Vice Chancellor.

The minister promised to intervene in the academic changes and open a dialogue and start a process of consultation between DUTA and the VC.

DUTA is on its 43rd day of relay hunger strike with an immediate demand of dialogue with the Vice Chancellor.

Strike still on

“He felt disturbed when we informed that the strike had entered the 43rd day but the VC continues to remain inhumanly indifferent and cold. The minister observed that while reforms are welcome, these must be arrived at by consensus and in consultation with the teachers,” said Amar Deo Sharma, president of DUTA.

The members informed Raju about VC not bringing the guilty to the book in the Cobalt 60 radiator case. Cobalt 60, a highly sensitive radioactive apparatus was sold to a scrap dealer by DU resulting in one death and ailment to various others.

Marks scam

“We brought to his attention the marks scam, when the marks of students in the recent Semester Exams were disproportionately jacked up in the name of moderation,” added Sharma.

The members also told the minister about the VC’s refusal to allow permission of an inquiry into the money given during Commonwealth Games to the university.

A member said the CWG scam involved an embezzlement of around Rs 500 crore accoridng to the Shungulu Committee report.

However the Vice Chancellor and university's executive council refused permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute DU’s chief engineer, the member added.
DUTA had taken offence at being called an ‘illegal body’ by the VC recently.

Sharma said, “While everybody, namely, the President of India, Delhi chief minister, the University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman and now the Union HRD minister have no reservation in meeting and having consultations with DUTA, only the VC considers the association an untouchable pariah.”


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A view floods at the banks of Ganga River at Daraganj area in Allahabad on Friday...

A view floods at the banks of Ganga River at Daraganj area in Allahabad on Friday...

An ariel view of Mysuru Palace on Friday...

An ariel view of Mysuru Palace on Friday...

Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh and Regional Director Alok Srivastav launching Gionee phone...

Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh and Regional Director Alok Srivastav launching Gionee phone...

Citizens hold placards and raise slogans to protest against the killing of civilians...

Citizens hold placards and raise slogans to protest against the killing of civilians...

A boy and a dog enjoy the shower after a BMC pipeline burst...

A boy and a dog enjoy the shower after a BMC pipeline burst...

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accompanied by his cabinet colleagues pays floral tribute...

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accompanied by his cabinet colleagues pays floral tribute...

First Batch of 6 elephants arrives to Mysuru Palace ahead of Dasara celebrations at Mysuru...

First Batch of 6 elephants arrives to Mysuru Palace ahead of Dasara celebrations at Mysuru...

Shramjeevi sanghatana tribal community protest against BJP goverment's Maharashtra Protection...

Shramjeevi sanghatana tribal community protest against BJP goverment's Maharashtra Protection...

Digital Playground at Arge Helios apartments, Hennur Bagalur Road...

Digital Playground at Arge Helios apartments, Hennur Bagalur Road...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523