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Students Protest against FYUP in Delhi University

Jan 14, 2014 17:50 IST

    Intensifying the demand to bring back 3 year undergraduate programme in Delhi University, the students took a whack by tying black ribbons across the campus in protest on 10 January 2014.

    A Dharna has been called for, by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on 15 January followed by a strike on 17 January 2014.

    The issue rose among students as well as teachers after the introduction of Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

    Demanding retreat of 3 year graduate system from the current 4 year, the group of students will send college-wise memoranda to the Delhi University’s vice-chancellor through the offices of respective principals.

    The ABVP units held a campaign in their respective colleges and circulated black ribbons visiting many other colleges. The 2 public meetings were also held by them in colleges in Kirori Mal and Ramjas college of North Campus.

    Interestingly, DU Teachers' Association, are in favor of the demand and agitation initiated by ABVP and AISA students’ groups, against FYUP.
    In North Campus, student activists from ABVP made rounds of the colleges and in a classroom-to-classroom campaign against the "anti-student" reforms distributed pamphlets and urged students to get together for a mass movement.

    DU vice-chancellor alleged for acting in an autocratic manner left no option for the students but to protest as the university administration did not listen to students’ plea, told the ABVP state secretary, Saket Bahuguna. He requested that more and more students come together from across the colleges, to raise voice against FYUP and added that more the bigger the moment is more intense the protest will become. Teachers are also welcome to protest said, Bahuguna.

    The teachers are already mulling over on holding public meetings and to heighten students' protest by joining them.

    The Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) had already commenced its ‘dharna’ from 13 January 2014 with a plan to strengthen the agitation.

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