UGC's take on DU colleges running without Principals


28 Aug 2018

UGC to cut down funds of DU-colleges running without Principals

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a warning to 21 colleges under the Delhi University, saying their financial grants will be withheld if they do not appoint full-time Principals.

Over 22 out of 77 colleges in the Delhi University are running without a permanent Principal, irking the Teachers' Association of the University which has been demanding streamlining of the appointment process.

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Expedite the process of selection of full-time regular Principal: UGC

Expedite the process of selection of full-time regular Principal: UGC

"As per the latest available update, it has been noticed that many colleges have not complied with the directives of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) or UGC to appoint regular Principals," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.

"The colleges are once again requested to expedite the process of selection of a full-time regular Principal," the UGC Secretary added.


Only one college appointed regular Principal, others in process: UGC

"Further, they (colleges) are hereby requested to inform the date of interview for the post of the Principal latest by August 31 failing which the UGC will be constrained to withhold the release of further grants," Jain said.

After the issuance of the notice, only one college has appointed a regular Principal while some others are in process of doing the same, Jain noted.

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Full-time Principal ensures good administration, maintains academic environment: UGC

"If they do not do so (colleges don't appoint principals) in the given time frame, then their grants and benefits will be stopped. A full-time Principal ensures having a good administration and maintaining an academic environment," Jain said.

The colleges operating without a permanent Principal include prestigious institutions such as Hindu College, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Kirorimal College, and Kamla Nehru College.

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