DU English teachers fear losing their jobs; sign the petition

Removing English as a course under new curriculum could make ad-hoc English teachers jobless, petition says

Removing English as a course under new curriculum could make ad-hoc English teachers jobless, petition says

More than 450 English teachers from the University of Delhi have signed a petition stressing that the new Under Graduate Curriculum Framework (UGCF) released by the university will reduce the workload of English teachers, which will lead to job losses. jobs.

Teachers said that if the university does not restore their workload, ad hoc teachers in the English department who have given years of service to the university could find themselves out of work. The petition also calls for the intervention of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) in this matter.

The executive council of the University of Delhi in February approved the UGCF-2022 formulated in accordance with the national education policy.

Courses removed

Rudrashish Chakraborty, a former academic council member and associate professor in the Department of English at Kirori Mal College, said UCGF has removed English as a two-segment course: the Compulsory Skills Enhancement Course (AECC ) taught to every undergraduate student and the required course. Basic English papers in BA/B.Com. program.

“If these courses are not reinstated, it will amount to a mass dismissal of ad hoc teachers teaching English throughout the university. It is indeed a travesty of justice that after giving so many years to this university , ad-hoc teachers in the English department face a situation of job loss due to irrational academic restructuring carried out by the university,” Chakraborty said.

Mithuraaj Dhusiya, Member of the Academic Council, said: “AECC’s denial of English to students will lead to depriving students of quality English education, which in turn will have a negative impact on their growth. academic and professional.

The petition states that the English department has been singled out from the proposed structures for a massive reduction, almost of the order of a third of its existing workload. He adds that the UGCF has led to a dire situation for the ad hoc teachers at these colleges, many of whom have already been told by their principals that their services are not required next semester due to lack of workload.