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Few classes, interactions mark the first day at DU

New Delhi, July 24, 2013, DHNS:

VC pays visit to three colleges, announces initiatives

There were hardly any classes, just the customary teacher-student interactions as Delhi University reopened for a new session on Wednesday.

DU vice chancellor Dinesh Singh took a round of three colleges, Lady Shri Ram, Ramanujan and Acharya Narendra Dev, and announced several initiatives to be undertaken by colleges.

“Colleges which will set up innovation incubators (centres) will be given five lakh rupees. This year students from National Cadet Corps (NCC) and sports will be given extra marks according to their performance,” said Singh.


“Those colleges which do not have sports and NCC facility should start it,” Singh added.
 The distribution of marks for students performing well in sports and NCC is yet to be formulated.

From this year, students will be sent for national level competitions for various sports four times a year. Earlier, students were sent twice annually.

During his visit to the three colleges, the VC also took classes of Hindi and Mathematics. From this academic session the varsity has implemented the four year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

Only a few colleges took classes. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) took a one-hour class for students who had earlier attended the orientation session. A few classes of second and third year students took place in Miranda House.
Tentative time tables were given to students.

“The time table for foundation courses is yet to come. In the 11 mandatory courses in FC, the class sections have to be be from various courses. Thus it is taking time to make the time table for it,” said a teacher.

In many colleges, the workload distribution for teachers is still unstable. “Around 12-13 ad hoc teachers were fired from SRCC recently. Khalsa College’s permanent teachers of Punjabi department hardly have enough workload, leave aside the adhocs and guest lecturers,” said Abha Dev Habib, physics teacher from Miranda.

“Teachers who went for the workshop of the course integrating mind, body and heart (IMBH) were clueless about what and how it is to be taught. The administration also did not have many answers regarding its exams, format of the paper, etc,” added Habib.
Meanwhile, freshers seemed to be enjoying every bit of the first day of their college life.

“I have already made plans with my friends who are in other colleges in the campus to go visit Kamla Nagar market, Majnu Ka Tila and the Ridge. I have heard many stories about these places from my seniors and cousins,” said Shruti Rawat from Ramjas College.
Teachers said more students will come in the next few days and classes are expected to start by Monday.

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