Around 28 courses, mostly Sciences and Languages, were approved in the first session of the Delhi University’s Academic Council meeting, which went on for almost 12 hours, at the Vice-Regal Lodge here on Tuesday. While there were protests outside the venue by those opposed to the syllabus and the four-year undergraduate programme itself, the actual dissents inside the meeting was an average six per course out of the 120 members.

“A majority of the arguments were made in respect of whether to give Discipline one (major) status or Discipline two (minor) status to a particular subject or course, for example Physical Education was being recommended for Discipline One but lost by vote and was slotted into Discipline two,” said AC member Rajesh Jha.