As the following educational yr approaches, English lecturers in Delhi College are elevating issues over the lack of workload with modifications to be introduced in by the four-year undergraduate programme construction.
The Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF) accredited by the college’s statutory our bodies for the implementation of the four-year undergraduate programme states that the Capacity Enhancement Programs (AEC) pool that college students can select of their first 4 semesters may have languages included within the VIIIth schedule, which doesn’t embody English. They’ve said that this replaces the present system the place each English and Hindi/Trendy Indian Languages are supplied as choices to college students as AECs.
They’ve additionally identified that English has been eliminated as a Core Language course within the BA Programme and BCom programme programs.
In line with Rudrashish Chakraborty, English trainer at Kirori Mal Faculty and former educational council member, the result’s a one-third discount in workload of the English division throughout schools.
“That is the time of the yr during which lectures and workload is calculated throughout schools. In my faculty, there’s a lack of 60 lectures within the subsequent semester. In Hansraj Faculty, it’s 50, in Ramjas Faculty, it’s round 60. The worst state of affairs is in schools like Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Faculty of Commerce, Woman Irwin Faculty, and Bhaskaracharya Faculty of Utilized Sciences, which don’t supply both BA (Hons) English or BA Programme. Their whole workload was once from the AEC which is gone now,” mentioned Chakraborty.
These issues are enhanced by a round issued by the Assistant Registrar (Schools) to all departments and schools which said that teaching-learning workload of everlasting lecturers should be as outlined by the UGC Laws of 2018 and that “any requirement for a Adhoc/Visitor College should be supported by schedule, instructing studying workload of everlasting school members and a certificates stating that the required hours for direct instructing studying are met in respect of all of the everlasting school members.”
Earlier this yr, greater than 400 English lecturers had additionally petitioned the Vice-Chancellor asking that English stay within the AEC pool and as a Core Language course within the BA and BCom programme programs.
“English departments throughout DU schools are observing mass degree displacements of current advert hoc and visitor lecturers due to the elimination of English from the obligatory AEC course. We’ve got raised this matter a number of instances in Educational Council conferences, however the College has not taken any step but to forestall the upcoming displacements,” mentioned Educational Council member Mithuraaj Dhusiya.