‘BA (Hons.) curriculum not up to the mark’
The B.A. (Hons) English students of English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) are fighting for what they call some ‘honour’ from the university so that their future is safe.
The 2010-13 batch students were admitted to the three-year bachelor degree course, and they were the first batch after the five-year integrated course was wound up. However, the syllabus remained the same, and they were trained like students of the five-year integrated course. The curriculum, they claim, is not of the three-year B.A. course level. “It was originally designed for admitting foreign students and not Indian students with fairly good English skills,” the students said.
With a totally different course structure, the students are now finding it difficult to attempt PG entrance tests of other universities. “The syllabus doesn’t give any deep insight into the subjects. We will be nowhere in the competition due to the ‘faulty’ course structure,” they alleged and demanded that the university convert their course into an integrated five-year course.
“At least they should reserve a few seats for the MA course for Eflu students to compensate,” they argued. The university administration, however, said that the issue was discussed at the Academic Council after students represented to the Vice-Chancellor and added that their argument had no basis.
“In fact, the student representatives of the Academic Council also agreed to it in the meeting, and the issue was closed,” an Eflu representative said.
However, the students maintained that the student representatives in the Council were not chosen from among them. “The future of 82 students is uncertain, and the administration should take note of the injustice done to us and provide some relief,” they said.