Chetan Bhagat's novels are one of the best sellers in the Indian market but, some colleges of DU opposed the idea of including his novels in the literature curriculum of the university as a result the proposal to add Chetan Bhagat's novels in the literature curriculum and the a course on writing the posts on FB has hit a roadblock.
Several teachers and colleges of the university opposed the idea.
Seeing the opposition from the colleges, teachers and students, for now, the university has decided to put the proposal on hold. To make any concrete decision regarding these two courses, the university has formed a committee to recommend if these courses can be taken up in the next academic session.
The proposal was proposed by the Delhi University's English department.
"It was felt that there is arbitrariness in framing and modification of the syllabus. It has also come to light that the department has been in practice of favoring some authors and publishers, even by going out of the way of normal practice and justification, it seems through the reactions which came after the proposal that all of a sudden one big change has been made in the undergraduate English course by introducing Chetan Bhagat's Five Point Someone in the popular fiction paper of the syllabus," read the minutes of meeting in which the panel was formed.