The News Minute| July 21, 2014 | 9:58 PM IST
The UGC Monday directed Delhi University to re-engage ad hoc teachers to meet the "serious crisis" of teachers for colleges under the university.
"It has been brought under notice that the colleges of the University of Delhi are facing a serious crisis regarding the re-engagement of ad hoc teachers," the University Grants Commission said in a statement.
"In order to overcome this crisis, the colleges may re-engage those ad hoc teachers on the opening day of the academic session who fulfil the conditions of minimum eligibility as laid down by the UGC," it said.
All the colleges have been asked to fill up the vacant positions on a regular basis at the earliest.
The UGC sent the letter to Delhi University as there was no clarity on the fleet of ad hoc teachers in the colleges after the rollback of the four year undergraduate programme.