The Delhi University vice-chancellor has decided to name upcoming colleges and centres after Veer Savarkar and the late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, according to sources.
The decision was taken at the executive council meeting of the university, they said.
The council also passed the proposed changes to the screening and appointment of assistant professors despite dissent by three members–Seema Das, Rajpal Singh Pawar and advocate Ashok Aggarwal.
There was a proposal to cap the number of candidates for interviews, which was withdrawn earlier.
There is no cap on the number of candidates for colleges while for the university departments, a minimum of 30 candidates for the first vacancy and 10 for every additional vacancy will be called.
The members expressed their dissent over PhD being given weightage for selection of assistant professors since many ad hoc and contractual teachers without PhDs would be disadvantaged.
The dissenting members demanded the implementation of the December 5, 2019 letter of the education ministry and a one-time regulation for absorption of ad hoc teachers.
The academic council of the university, in its meeting held in August, had decided that these colleges/centre may be named after Sushma Swaraj, Swami Vivekananda, Veer Savarkar and Sardar Patel.
The council also suggested names of BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Savitri Bai Phule, Arun Jaitley, Choudhary Brahm Prakash and CD Deshmukh.
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