NEW DELHI: Outgoing DU VC Dinesh Singh on Friday defended the Four Year Undergraduate Programme, saying its rollback was not his “personal loss” even as he maintained that, contrary to the popular notion, all approvals were obtained and views taken its introduction.
“There is this impression that one fine day we woke up and decided that this needs to be done. No institution is run like this … We adopted an elaborate methodology, all VCs in the university’s history would not have together put in this much effort in consultation like we did,” Singh said.
“A total of 4,000 professors, 4,000 students and parents, 700 teachers were called for consultations. A threeday academic congress was organised … and, then, with dissent of six out of 26 members, the programme was passed in the varsity’s academic council,” he added.
The VC has maintained required approvals were obtained. “It (the rollback) wasn’t my loss, it was the loss of society, institution and the country. Probably God did not want it, but the required approvals were there,” he said.