A proposal regarding setting up a Cluster Innovation Centre at the University has been approved by Delhi University Academic Council (DUAC) and Executive Council. The decision was taken on Saturday. However, some council members condemned it and alleged examples of material copied from other sources.
According to the information available, the classes for the 4th year B. Tech/BS course in innovation with Mathematics and IT had to begin from September 15. The admission in the course will be done on the basis of an aptitude test and the first batch will have a total number of 40 students, according to the approved proposal.
As far as the charges are concerned, according to the vice-chancellor (VC) of DU, Dinesh Singh, “Certain general statements in the preamble of the proposal were used that had been used in the websites of reputed Universities.”
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) is not in favour of this proposal and has condemned its approval. In an emergency meeting called by DUTA, 26 elected teacher representatives were directed to express their dissent at the Council meeting.