The deadlock between the DUTA and DU administration came to an end on Sunday when the Vice Chancellor
DUTA has decided to continue evaluation boycott at Delhi University, despite strong opposition.
The Left organisation, Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF), wanted a withdrawal of boycott, but the right-leaning organisation and several others unitedly demanded that the evaluation boycott continue. DTF’s resolution was defeated during a vote, and the resolution for the continuation of boycott won 156:106.
Delhi University conducted its semester examination in May. Usually, results are out by the end of June. But this time, since May 9, evaluation rooms in colleges have been locked. The teachers are following evaluation boycott and protesting against the MHRD and UGC to change rules of reservation for SC/ST/OBCs, as well as the autonomous scheme. The protest is also against the university for withholding appointments, and to demand absorption of ad hoc teachers working on the campus.
This boycott is going to affect third-year students the most, as many of them have got admission to other colleges and universities abroad, and need their DU mark sheets to join. Some teachers have although said that they will begin the checking since they do not want to affect these students’ career.