The University of Delhi has taken a significant step to address concerns regarding teachers not conducting classes by forming a dedicated committee for teachers’ attendance. This committee comprises five members hailing from various constituent colleges of the Delhi University.
Among them are Savita Roy, who serves as the principal at Daulat Ram College; Rabi Narayan Kar, principal at Shyam Lal College; Poonam Verma, principal at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies; Rajiv Chopra, principal at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce; and Arun Kumar Attree, principal at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening).
The competent authority of the University of Delhi has constituted the following committee to develop mechanism to address the concern that classes being not taken the teachers
Notification Issued on January 25th, 2024
The formation of this committee signals the university’s commitment to tackling the issue of teachers not conducting classes effectively. By bringing together representatives from different colleges, the committee aims to develop a mechanism that ensures regularity and effectiveness in classroom teaching across the university. This initiative underscores the university’s proactive approach in addressing challenges related to academic delivery and student learning experiences. Delhi University has asked the committee for teachers’ attendance to submit its report within 30 days.
With diverse perspectives and expertise, the committee for teachers’ attendance is poised to analyse the root causes behind the lack of classes and propose strategic solutions. Through collaborative efforts and constructive dialogue, the committee for teachers’ attendance endeavours to foster a culture of accountability and excellence in teaching practices within the university community.
The notification of this committee’s establishment reflects the university’s dedication to maintaining high standards of academic integrity and student engagement. This step demonstrates the university’s responsiveness to evolving challenges and its proactive stance in addressing issues that impact the educational experience of students and the overall functioning of the institution.
A teacher’s group raised worry in a statement made on Friday regarding the declining quality of coursework as a result of what they considered to be shallow Value Addition Courses (VAC) and Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC). The group claims that students’ interest in these classes has decreased as a result of this dilution. The management of a university is currently under investigation by educators after criticism was levelled at it for allegedly weakening its human resources and diluting academic programmes.
Maya John, a University of Delhi Academic Council member, demanded that a specific circular be withdrawn. John claimed that by changing the teacher-student ratios in tutorials, practicals, and lectures, Delhi University’s management continuously undermined the university’s teaching-learning process.
Furthermore, there were claims of a significant reduction in lecture hours per week. John continued by claiming that instructors were under growing pressure to take part in extracurricular political activities, sometimes even directly from college principals, which was having a detrimental effect on their capacity to teach normal classes.
In their statement, the group emphasised the negative consequences that administrative choices have on teachers and students, raising more general worries about the standard of education as a whole. The demand that the circular be withdrawn is a cry for policies that are purportedly jeopardising the academic integrity of the university’s programmes to be given second thought.