DTU cheats students, protest erupts demanding full time status for B.Tech course

By: Shivangi Saxena After Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi Technological University (DTU) has been traced under the hues of cheating students. The students of DTU pursuing B.Tech (evening) accused the administration of misguiding and providing crafted information. According to the students, DTU has passed an ordinance in 2015 where they declared B.tech (evening) course as a regular course. It was after filing an RTI that the students got to know that the course is ‘part-time’ and has no job value. No PSU or company admit students with a part-time degree course. Nowhere on the website of DTU, it is written that the course is ‘part- time’. DTU takes admission for B.Tech (evening) shift under two separate categories- open and sponsored. The criteria set by UGC and AICTE makes it clear that for taking admissions in evening courses it is mandatory for the applicant to hold a diploma and should be a working professional or shall possess 2 years working experience. Slashing all guidelines DTU set its own agenda. DTU asked for a diploma with no work experience to take admission in B.tech (evening) shift open category. The criteria are the same for B.tech (lateral entry) students who get a regular degree from DTU and enters directly to the second year of college. The victim students knocked the doors of the state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and education minister Manish Sisodiya but returned empty-handed. “This degree is valid in no PSUs. They clearly mention in their job profiles that they want employees with a regular course degree. Then what is the point of getting this (B.tech- evening) degree when we can’t get a job out of it.” Said Kartik, a second year student of B.Tech.
Studying in third year, Aparnendu Ram Tripathi told that it is completely a biased issue where the university twisted the facts to hide the truth. They never mentioned it anywhere that B.Tech (evening) is a part-time course. It is an attempt by the faculty and administration to misguide and mislead the students and played with the career of 750 students. He also revealed that the administration has bullied students. Sixty students each for B.tech evening shift are selected every year in- civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic and communication branch for which the student pays a fee of Rs. 5, 37, 000 for a four-year course. This amount is equivalent to any regular B.tech degree course. For now, the case has been filed in High Court on Friday. Lawyer Sajan Shankar Prasad is fighting the case from the side of students. He believes that the case is strong enough. DTU played it very cleverly. On one side they clearly define the word ‘part- time’ for PG courses while hiding the same word under UG courses. The High Court will next listen to the case on 27th February 2019.

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