The Delhi University (DU) has shaped a six-member panel to look into the matter of de-affiliation of the College of Art from the varsity after a big part of its govt council expressed unhappiness over a proposal to merge it with the Delhi government-run Ambedkar University. The committee can even look into the de-affiliation of the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR) from DU and its changing into the Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (PSRU) beneath the Delhi authorities.
The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Cabinet in March determined to merge the College of Art (CoA) with the Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). ”The Delhi University will decide the modalities of how the method of de-affiliation occurs. There has been no course of carried out for its (CoA) de-affiliation,” mentioned the Dean of Colleges on the varsity, Professor Balaram Pani.
“The committee will decide whether the College of Art should be de-affiliated, he said. The decision to form the committee was taken at the Executive Council (EC) meeting of the university held last month. The committee was notified on September 21. At the EC meeting, the de-affiliation of CoA from DU and its affiliation with the AUD was discussed. The Delhi Cabinet in March took the decision to merge CoA, currently affiliated to DU, with AUD.
“A committee has been formed to look into the matter. The entire EC was not happy with the conduct of the Delhi government and it was decided to form a committee,” Registrar Vikas Gupta had mentioned. Professor Rajpal Singh Pawar, who has been appointed because the member of the committee shaped by the college, mentioned that they questioned the college authorities over the problem of de-affiliation.
“We will try to stop the de-affiliation. Whatever should happen, should happen with the approval of the EC. The committee will formulate the Delhi University’s reply to the draft Cabinet note of the Delhi government on the de-affiliation of College of Art,” he mentioned. Pawar additionally claimed that the varsity had by no means allowed DIPSAR’s affiliation.” We want to know when permission was granted for its de-affiliation and who gave that permission,” he added.