Elections for the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) are scheduled to be held on August 31, 2017. The elections would be held for the post of the President and 15 members of the executive committee for 2017-2019, a report in Hindustan Times indicates.
Three different teachers’ bodies have already fielded their candidates for the post of President, who have to file their nominations on 22nd and 23rd of August. The Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF), which is a left-affiliated body, has announced Professor Rajib Ray as its candidate. Professor Ray is an associate professor of the Philosophy Department at Kirorimal College, North Campus. The University Teachers’ Forum (UTF)’s fielded candidate is Dr. Surender Singh Rana, a professor of Political Science at Shivaji College. The BJP-affiliated National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) has announced Professor VS Negi of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Evening) College as its presidential candidate. Professor Negi was the runner up last year, when, according to a previous report in DU Beat, his final tally was 2164.
The past 2 elections for the post of president were won by Ms. Nandita Narain, Associate professor of mathematics at St. Stephen’s college. Professor Narain is affiliated to the DTF.
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