Elected members of the Executive Board, the Academic Council and the faculty of the College of Arts reacted sharply to the formal start of the admission under the auspices of Ambedkar University.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND UNIVERSITY OF AMBEDCAR
The issue of the “shutdown” of the University of Delhi began in March 2021. The college, which is fully funded by the Delhi government, has been attached to the Central University since its inception in 1942. In March 2021, the Delhi Cabinet approved the merger of the college with Ambedkar University, Delhi State University.
At the time, the statement said: “The Delhi Cabinet has approved the merger of the Delhi University College of Arts, which operates within the Training and Technical Education Directorate, and the Delhi Institute for Heritage Research and Management, affiliated to GGSIP University (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University). under the direction of the Directorate of Higher Education. Together, they will now be part of Dr. B. R. Ambedcar University. ”
Due to this clash, admission to the college was suspended for the 2021-2022 training session.
DID THE UNIVERSITY OF DELHI AGREE TO THE ASSOCIATION?
The lieutenant-governor’s office approved the principal merger, subject to the college’s disconnection from the University of Delhi. However, the Executive Council, the university’s highest statutory body, rejected the defilement proposal.
In April, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said he had written to the College of Arts asking to continue his admission to the Central University.
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIVERSITY OF AMBEDCAR
Ambedkar University last week issued a notice that the Delhi government had instructed it to begin admission to the 2022-2023 training session.
The Dean of the University of Ambedkar (Student Services) said in a statement: Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in the academic session of the College of the Arts wef 2022-23 at the University of Dr. B. R. Ambedcar in Delhi ”.
This week, 11 faculty members, including elected members of the Executive Council and the Academic Council, in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi asked for intervention and stated that the move violates the decision of the Executive Council.
In their letter, the teachers wrote that this act contradicts the acts and statutes of the University of Delhi, and violates the decision of the Executive Council to dismiss the College of Arts. The teachers added that the lieutenant-governor had ruled that any such move was subject to “the de-affiliation of the Delhi University College of Arts”.