Even as out-of-town students continued to troop into Delhi University, and protests and television stake-outs continued outside the Vice-Chancellor's house on Thursday, there was no clarity on when the impasse over undergraduate admissions would end.

Delhi University responded to repeated directives from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to roll back the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). In its response to the UGC ultimatum served on Wednesday night, the university said it was willing to accept a “blended” programme suggested by some “eminent” citizens that would give students an honours degree in three years, thereby countering the argument that FYUP was against the 10+2+3 structure envisaged in the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.

Though there was no official word from UGC on Delhi University’s proposal till late in the night, sources maintained that it was not inclined to accept what the varsity had offered as a “middle path” instead of reverting to the old three-year undergraduate programme as directed by the commission.