The Academic and Executive Council of Delhi University finally stepped in to request the Vice Chancellor to intervene in the matter of 24 B.Tech colleges who are offering their course to the students, without getting the necessary AICTE approval for their course.
The four year long B.Tech programs were introduced under the FYUP (Four Year Undergraduate Program), before being scrapped off last year following the UGC order.
According to the UGC order, the five B.Tech programs were allowed to continue but only for the students who had taken admission in the 2013-14 academic year. These colleges were instructed to seek AICTE approval in time.
The following is a part of the letter sent to the VC after the meeting of the council "We urge you to personally ensure that the process for seeking prerequisite AICTE and UGC approvals for the five BTech courses currently running in the university's colleges, is completed at earliest and positive intervention is made in the interest of students enrolled in these courses,"
It further added that "Since the careers of approximately 6000 students are at stake, the teaching community is extremely concerned about the approaching last date of approvals and wishes that the varsity should take proactive and timely steps to ensure that their degree prospects are not endangered,"
The five programs that were allowed to continue were Electronics, Polymer Science, Computer Science, Food Technology and Instrumentation Electronics.
The deadline of applying for an AICTE approval is 20th February.