Professor Yogesh Singh will likely take over the office as DU VC in mid-October. Also, currently, he is the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU). Hence, in a recent interview, Professor Yogesh Singh addressed several issues related to Delhi University. The questions included current issues like FYUP, NEP, vacancies at DU, CUCET, and more. Here are the prominent Delhi University-related questions asked to the upcoming DU VC, Yogesh Singh:
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Statement of upcoming DU VC, Yogesh Singh on the troubles of implementing FYUP:
The four years undergraduate program (FYUP) is a highly controversial topic and is getting lots of resistance from both DU students and teachers. Professor Yogesh Singh states that the FYUP should be students oriented. He also added that he introduced some major and minor courses at DTU last year. So, the teachers retaliated due to the workload. But, the courses are benefiting students and allowing them to take up courses they are interested in.
Here are Professor Yogesh Singh’s views on New Education Policy:
He said that that the implementation of NEP is more important than its formulation. Also, speaking of NEP he said that it is an open and flexible curriculum and also promotes a multidisciplinary approach. Also, he even highlighted that NEP’s focus is on big universities. Since he was the VC of one of the largest universities, MS University, curriculums like NEP seem helpful to him.
For DU faculty vacancies, he said that they should recruit regularly. Also, he highlighted that he did so in DTU as well as in Baroda. Also, professor Singh considers recruitment as a prime responsibility of a VC.
Statement of the upcoming DU VC, Yogesh Singh on digital learning :
He hopes that this covid-19 pandemic ends soon. Also, he said that if it continues, the varsity will find ways to assist those who can’t afford digital education.