Committee to address absenteeism

DU has set up a 5-member Committee to address absenteeism. It is to deal with the issue of teachers not attending classes in the colleges. The main worry is that these educators are not conducting enough classes. The Committee to address absenteeism has to submit their reports within a 30-day to address this issue. The university is taking this step to ensure a more regular and effective teaching environment.

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The Committee and its Members

The Committee to address absenteeism comprises five members. Each member is serving as a Principal in different colleges at Delhi University. They include Savita Roy from Daulat Ram College, Rabi Narayan Kar from Shyam Lal College, Poonam Verma from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Rajiv Chopra from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, and Arun Kumar Attree from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening). The notice came from the university, emphasizing the urgency of the matter.

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Objections and Controversies

Maya John, a member of the Academy Council, raised objections related to the notice. Her concern arises that the committee comprises only Principals from DU colleges. She thinks it’s too authoritative. John questions the intentions behind issuing the notice. She demanded the immediate withdrawal of the circular. And also the cessation of the committee’s proceedings.

Academic Developments – SOL Online Classes

The School of Open Learning (SOL) took measures to enhance academic development. SOL signed an agreement with approximately 40-50 DU-affiliated colleges. It was about the conduct of offline classes, starting from January 28. The move aimed to enhance the learning experience for students. And also to promote academic engagement.

Personal Contact Programme and Distance Learning

The Distance and Continuing Education Department has planned something. It is about arranging Personal Contact Programme (PCP) classes. These classes will be for students enrolled in distance learning courses. It will align with University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. Around 4 lakh students will be participating in online classes through SOL. These initiatives aim to bridge gaps in distance education.



In conclusion, this committee formation reflects the university’s commitment to addressing teacher absenteeism. The objections raised by Maya John requires need for a balanced, inclusive approach. SOL is working with affiliated colleges to improve the learning experience. The university needs to address challenges. It will ensure a conducive environment for both students and educators.



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