STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 1 October
Eight teachers of Delhi University are likely to face show-cause notice for skipping classes after the University vice chancellor, Prof Dinesh Singh today, in a surprise visit, found them absent from class.
Prof Singh visited Hindu College followed by Hansraj College and found three and five teachers respectably absent from class without prior notice.
This was the second surprise visit of the University vice chancellor in a row to the colleges which was mainly to check the alleged claim of infrastructure crunch with the introduction of Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Prof Singh went to Hindu College at9:30 am and visited every class at the ground floor and first floor and found several of them empty. In some classes students were waiting for their teachers.
When asked the students explained they were not sure about the teacher&’s arrival upon which the college principal was questioned and asked to serve show cause notices to the absent teachers.
The notices at Hindu College have been served to one Hindi teacher, one economics and English teacher each. At the eleventh hour the college principal said that the absent teachers have sent messages on his mobile phone wanting leave, which was not accepted.
Followed by this the vice chancellor visited Hansraj College to find the worst situation – five teachers were found absent from their classes. This includes a teacher in philosophy, Commerce, Sanskrit, Economics and English each.
A senior university official said that teachers are not taking interest in the new programmes and not teaching the students seriously. “Teachers are the backbone of education system but now they are proving themselves as the biggest drawbacks. What can we expect from them?” he asked.