Delhi University’s decision to allocate ₹5 lacks magic show as part of its centenary celebrations faced opposition from some of its teachers.
The event would feature magician Jadugar Samrat Shankar. Organized by the university’s Culture Council. It takes place at the multipurpose sports complex on May 3.
The university had said that the show intended to promote scientific thought among students. Some teachers criticized the decision. Jha argued that the university should a center for promoting research and scientific excellence. He pointed out that R&D-granted innovation projects had terminated. Due to the funding crisis, increased development funds had collected from students.
Therefore, organizing a magic show puts unnecessary pressure on the university’s finances. The magic berated on the ground of plausible non-payment of pensions. The salaries of pensioners and ad hoc teachers in the university.
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DELHI UNIVERSITY’S REPLY SOUGHT ON THE NSUI SECRETARY’S REQUEST
The university defended the decision, saying that ₹5 lacks magic show is little compared to what singers are charged for performances. The university official said that the free show requires registration. The event got funded by the centenary celebration fund. The university paid him a minimal portion for his services.
DELHI SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTAKE IN THE ‘9-9-9 CHALLENGE’
Assistant Professor proposed that the university could have arranged a seminar. The researchers could have imparted knowledge instead of the magic show. Habib asserted that at a time when the university fronted varied issues. The money got wasted on such programs. Associate Professor Naveen Gaur, criticized the decision. He said that the university seeks HEFA loans citing a fund crunch.
DELHI UNIVERSITY EVOLVED INDIA, MAINLY
DU’s decision to spend ₹5 lacks on a magic show has faced opposition from some teachers. The university has also said that the show intended to promote scientific thinking among students. However, some teachers have criticized the decision and argued. The University means a center for promoting research and scientific excellence.