Chetan Bhagat Novels Not be a Part of Course in Delhi University For Now
New Delhi, September 25: The idea of Delhi University‘s (DU) English department to include novels of Chetan Bhagat in the literature curriculum did not go down well with the teachers of various colleges in the national capital as they have opposed to it. Also, teachers opposed to the plans of DU of introducing a course on writing a Facebook post.
The teachers who opposed believe that novels of Chetan Bhagat cannot be considered as literature.
DU has put the proposal on hold for a while and formed a review committee that will recommend if the proposal can be taken up for the next academic session or not. According to PTI, in the meeting in which panel was formed, it was discussed that the English department of DU felt there was an arbitrariness witnessed in introducing the modification. Besides this, it came to light that department has been in practice of favouring some authors and publishers, even by going out of the way of normal practice and justification.
An official of the English department was quoted by PTI saying a deadline hasn’t been formed for the review committee but whatever the decision is the implementations will not be seen in this academic session.
“With DU’s decision, many were upset over the introduction of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone in the syllabus and all over the internet that includes Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook there were comments and counter comments on the story,” read the note of the meeting of DU officials.
As per the officials of DU, the proposal was made by the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) committee. The officials further stated that book of the Indian author would be taught along with the fiction novels of American novelists. It was the CBCS committee that recommended the teaching of writing Facebook posts to be a part of course.