Yet another protest against the newly introduced Four Year Undergraduate Programme took place at North Campus on Wednesday, 7th August by AISF or the All India Students Federation. The dharna started out from the Arts Faculty and marched till the Vice Chancellor’s residence, and also commenced a public meeting later.
The protest had participants from across the university – from students to teachers to administrative staff. Their motive was to question the very existence of the FYUP and its implementation by boycotting classes. The main questions they addressed covered several problems of the FYUP that its critics have been citing since last year – from promises of BTech degrees and Laptops to compulsory non honours courses. AISF also raised a major question on the integrity of Delhi University Students Union, dominated mainly by members of the ABVP and NSUI, which has largely remained silent on issues relating to the FYUP.
The protests marked exactly two weeks of the commencement of the new system, and seemed to have impacted the University administration in a manner that seemed relatively stronger than some of the protests before this. It’s level of participation, infact, is reflective of the fact that many in the University can’t see the benefits of the FYUP that the University officials initially promised.
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