Ever since Delhi University administration decided to implement the "Four Year Undergraduate Program" or the FYUP, the university has been caught in a quagmire. The FYUP will replace the existing 3 year under-graduate courses of Delhi University. This decision has led to protests from several teachers, students and senior academicians who have strongly rejected this course for several reasons. But, DU's Vice Chancellor, Dinesh Singh still insists on going ahead with the proposed FYUP. All this is happening under the backdrop of several other disturbing trends in the University, where teachers and students alike rue the systematic death of all democratic spaces in Delhi University accusing the DU administration and Dinesh Singh of functioning in an autocratic manner.
Newslick speaks to several students and teachers of the University and tries to gauge why the new proposed course has been mired in controversy and whether this proposed "reform" is part of a larger design.