Students to intensify protest against DTU

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 09, 2010 04:01 hrs

New Delhi: After the expulsion of two final year students by the Delhi Technical University (DTU), their fellow students are planning to intensify their agitation and will hold a protest march here on Monday.

The students will protest against the Delhi Technological University Bill and it has raised several questions on the way Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) was upgraded to DTU.

On the basis of recent RTI petitions filed by students and alumni of the institute, it has been revealed that there are several contradictions on ‘Delhi Technological University Bill, 2009’ passed by Delhi Assembly.

DCE had said that its affiliation to Delhi University had curtailed its academic growth, but when asked for a copy of the proposal made by DCE to the DU for a revision of syllabus for all its engineering programmes, DTU stated that no such information are available.

“In the last decade we had never received any proposal for a revision of syllabus for engineering. But when they (DCE) proposed introduction of biotechnology, polymer science, information technology and environmental engineering we immediately approved them without any delay,’ said Deepak Pental, DU vice-chancellor.

Another senior faculty of DTU, on the condition of anonymity said: “Our present vice-chancellor P.B Sharma was holding the dual position of the dean of Faculty of Technology and also the the principal of DCE from 2003 to 2006. So why didn’t he pursue a syllabus revision then?’’

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