“Vidyarthi Panchayat”, a platform for students to raise their voices & get grievances redressed, was organized for the first time for Delhi University students on 29 July at the North Campus Conference Centre.
The Vidyarthi Panchayat is an initiative by Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) and DU’s arm of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor, and Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh took the chair in the event.
The initiative of organizing Vidyarthi Panchayat was started under the program “Lead Your Campus” that is focused on empowering students to fight for their rights.
The main aim of organizing Vidyarthi Panchayat is to give students a proper medium through which they can address the various issues erupted in the college campuses.
At the Panchayat, most of the questions were posed to V-C Dinesh Singh about the poor functioning of the Examination Department that has been the most common grumble within campus.
Mr. Shashi Tharoor revealed that he is not personally in the favor of cut-offs as the base for deciding admissions into DU, but there was nothing that he or anyone can do about it, since this methodology is approved by the law.