`We were not consulted for syllabus of Eco, Pol Science 4-yr course in DU`

Even as DU announced approval of syllabus for Eco & Pol Sc courses, a section of profs claimed that decisions were taken without any discussion.

Updated: Apr 21, 2013, 22:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Even as the Delhi University announced approval of syllabus for Economics and Political Science courses of the four-year degree programme, a section of professors today claimed that the decisions were taken without any discussion and consent of teachers.

A statement issued by the DU administration said the Faculty of Social Sciences in a meeting yesterday had granted approval to a list of courses related to the Departments of Economics and Political Science for the four-year degree programme.

But several professors who attended the meeting alleged that only documents for the courses` syllabus were circulated among teachers and that it was decided that a meeting would take place on April 27 for detailed discussions.

"We had been presented the syllabus structure for Economics and Political Science courses at the meeting and assured more than twice that it would be discussed in detail on April 27 after all teachers have gone through the documents presented. Most of the teachers had left the meeting since a thorough discussion was to take place on the decided date.

"The DU administration`s announcement came as a surprise to all of us as it had been decided from a long time by the faculty that any decision for finalisation of syllabus can take place only after it has been circulated among teachers a week before. In fact, syllabus for Political Science was not even in the agenda of the meeting on Saturday," said Anita Mathur, Associate Professor at Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Refuting these allegations, DU Registrar Alka Sharma said, "I was not witness to the proceedings but as per the information given to me, there were some teachers who wanted the meeting to be postponed to April 27 and also many who decided to finalise the syllabus on the same day."

The DU Registrar added that the departments have given their approval for the two courses.