The conversion of constituent colleges to autonomous ones is being pushed through a set of Guidelines brought out by the UGC under the XIIth Plan.The DUTA members alleged that certain university officials were pressurizing chairpersons of governing bodies of colleges to apply for autonomous status.
The autonomy will only provide the management more power to start new courses and increase the tuition fee. The DUTA members also argued that autonomous status will only hamper the service condition of teaching and non-teaching staff.
The DUTA members have written a letter to the Vice Chancellor to disband such illegal committees which have been set up to examine applications for grant of autonomous status. They also demanded that the university officials stop pressurizing colleges into applying for autonomy. They said that Delhi University should instead demand autonomous status for the University which continuously witnesses interference from MHRD/UGC.
DUTA members have decided to stage a protest march to Parliament on March 29. The march will be attended by students, and teaching and non-teaching staff from the university. The march will begin at Mandi House at 11:00 am.
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