DU Decides to Hand Over Medical College to Delhi Government

by Vishnuprasad on Jan 12 2015 5:32 PM

DU Decides to Hand Over Medical College to Delhi Government
The executive council members of the Delhi University on Sunday severely criticised the varsity over its acceptance of a decision for transfer of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to the government.
The members called the move ‘biased’ and ‘undemocratic’.

“The important decision communicated to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on November 25. But the executive council was informed about it in January, after a gap of two months. How can such a decision be taken without the council’s consent?” said a council member Abha Dev Habib.

The Union Ministry had written to DU last October, reminding it of the decision on UCMS. The university was asked to complete the paper works within a month.

“The Cabinet, in its meeting held on August 25, 2005, had taken a decision that the Delhi Government will make a proposal to the Department of Secondary and Higher Education to take over UCMS [which will remain affiliated to DU], [to] enable the government to run both the college and hospital on the pattern of Maulana Azad College and associated hospitals,” the Ministry Deputy Secretary had said in the letter.

The DU Registrar had sent the Ministry a consent letter in November.