New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) on Monday appealed to stakeholders in the ongoing ad-hoc teacher crisis to settle the dispute and ensure academic activities are not affected.

The matters revolves around an August 28 letter issued by the varsity, which states that colleges can "appoint guest teachers for substantive vacancies arising for the first time in the current academic session". The existing norm in DU is filling vacant posts using ad-hoc teachers who are given fixed monthly stipends and are hired on a contractual basis, for four months.

The uncertainty among ad-hoc teachers worsened after Delhi University Principals' Association (DUPA) on Saturday decided to put salaries and appointments of around 4...