The student body in power at Delhi University proclaimed something substantial for the students after organizing protests against live-in-relationships and love jihad earlier this month. On 17th October 2014, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) and Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) held a dharna outside Arts’ Faculty demanding reintroduction of re-evaluation, special chance and supplementary exams.
According to ABVP’s press statement, Delhi University’s administration invited party leaders for a meeting post the protest, where the officials agreed to restart re-evaluation. The student party has been promised by DU administration to receive an official notification this Monday, i.e, 20th October 2014 whereas matters of special chance and supplementary exams garnered no response as of now.
“The rights of those studying in University will now be restored. After the introduction of semester system, the plight of students has never been addressed. Final year students end up wasting one year due to one exams. For them, re-evaluation is imperative.”
-Parvesh Malik, Vice President, DUSU
ABVP raised these matters earlier as well throughout the fight for Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and the limelight followed during the election period. Saket Bahuguna, Delhi State Secretary for ABVP says, “University is not VC’s kingdom, it is just for the students. The way we forced the administration to bend for student welfare at the time of FYUP, we will fight for student rights now as well.”
Dharna was addressed by the leaders of ABVP and few senior representatives.
The decision of Delhi University administration was welcomed by the student body and demand for special chance and supplementary exams is again proffered.