To address the issue of suspected teacher absenteeism, Delhi University has announced the formation of a panel. In an official circular, the institution stated, “The University of Delhi’s competent authority has constituted a committee to develop a mechanism to address the concern that classes are not being conducted by teachers ”
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MEMBERS OF THE PANEL TO ADDRESS CONCERN OF TEACHER ABSENTEEISM
A member of the Academic Council stated that political programs with little academic value are being forced upon instructors more and more, frequently by their college principals and that this is having an adverse effect on the classroom.
The principals of Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Shyam Lal College, Daulat Ram College, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening) will make up the committee. The panel will submit its report in thirty days.
Maya John, a member of the University’s Academic Council, requested that the circular be withdrawn and the committee be dissolved. She claimed in a Facebook post that the latest DU circular forming a committee to look into claims of teacher absence at DU is a foolish and absurd move by the DU management.
The management of DU has continuously improved the teacher-student ratios in tutorials, practicals, and lectures, thereby diluting the university’s teaching-learning process. There has also been a significant weekly decrease in lecture hours. Meaningful education and direct classroom teaching have been negatively impacted by all of this.”
She asserted that a growing number of educators are being forced, frequently by the principals of their respective colleges, to attend political events devoid of any academic value or purpose, which hurts the classroom.