Delhi University lecturers end admission boycott

Delhi University lecturers, who were boycotting evaluation and undergraduate admissions in protest against new University Grants Commission norms to ascertain their academic performance, have decided to end the boycott of the enrolment process, reports the Press Trust of India.

Teachers had been boycotting evaluation of undergraduate examination papers since 24 May in protest against amendments to regulations that, they argue, will lead to job cuts to the tune of 50% and drastically decrease pupil-teacher ratios in higher education. The boycott was later extended to the undergraduate admissions process as well.

The new Gazette notification has increased the workload for assistant professors from 16 hours of "direct teaching" per week (including tutorials) to 18 hours, plus another six hours of tutorials, bringing the total up to 24 hours. Similarly, the work hours of associate professors have been increased from 14 to 22 hours.
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