Delhi University lecturers have expressed that they concern dropping their job because of the implementation of Undergraduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF) from the 2022-23 educational session.“I have given prime years of my life to the university and now I am living in the constant fear of losing my job,” says a DU instructor, summing up the plight of tons of of English lecturers who’re fearing job loss.
The Delhi University’s Executive Council in February authorised UGCF-2022 formulated in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP 2020). Several lecturers opposed the proposed construction of the UGCF, saying that the Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) are provided solely within the languages included within the eighth schedule of the Constitution and that doesn’t embody English.
According to them, the UGCF singles out the English division particularly for a large discount, virtually within the vary of 30-40 %, of its present workload. “I have been teaching in the Department of English at a DU college since 2010 on an ad hoc basis. Since it is a science college, our workload is mainly dependent on the AEC paper,” mentioned an English instructor.
Around 100 lecturers are ‘slated’ to lose their jobs following the elimination of English as an AEC below the UGCF, claims one other instructor. As the college is ready to reopen quickly, lecturers have argued that there’s a clear indication that the workload of the English division throughout schools will likely be lowered by not less than one-third.
“In my college, there is a loss of 60 lectures in the next semester; in Hansraj College, it is 50, in Ramjas, it’s almost more than 60, and so is the story in colleges across the university,” Rudrashish Chakraborty, professor at Kirori Mal College, mentioned.
In March this yr, greater than 400 English lecturers of Delhi University had written to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, saying the workload of their division will likely be ‘massively reduced’ because of the implementation of the UGCF from the 2022-23 educational session and would result in a lack of livelihoods.
With inputs from PTI.
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