Delhi University To Conduct Entrance Test For Undergraduate Courses From 2022

Another major pending decision with regard to maternity leave and payment to contractual staff was also made at the meeting.

Kumari Purvi
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Entrance Test For Undergraduate Courses In DU
In a meeting held on December 10, 2021, the Delhi University(DU) Academic Council had decided to hold an entrance test for the undergraduate courses from the next year. The Executive Council passed the decision on December 17 and it is to hold the test for the upcoming fresh batches of 2022-23.

Another major pending decision with regard to maternity leave and payment to contractual staff was also made at the meeting.

Entrance Test For Undergraduate Courses In DU:

As per the latest University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations, the council of the university is expected to give a nod to the constituent of a New Education Policy (NEP) in the University. As per the guidelines laid by the apex body, Delhi University has now decided to hold Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) from the upcoming session of 2022-23.

In the meeting of Academic Council , a total of 16 members had dissented against the proposal of holding test and two member of Executive Council were against the decision today. However, the decision of holding entrance test has been passed by the Council.

Decision taken by the Executive Council-

  • Payment of Honorariums and extending facility to adjunct faculty member
  • Paid maternity leave for Ad-hoc teachers and staff on contracts.

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Committee Recommendations:

In a recent committee constituted by Delhi University for empanelment of adjunct faculty, it recommended that maximum of ₹ 80,000 per month is paid to the faculty member. Along with it recommended the faculty to make one visit to department per semester( two visit for an academic year). In addition to that, a stay of one month per visit and two weeks for the appointed faculty members including the cost of economy class air travel, local travel expense, medical insurance for the period of stay in India and free lodging and boarding in the DU's International Guest House.

The panel set up earlier or checking if maternity leave is to be provided to Ad-hoc female employee suggested that the maternity leave is a "basic and vital necessity" for the physical and emotional well-being of both the mother and the child. The demand was long pending since years and has been granted now by the council. Read here.

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