After the triumphant victory of its principle party in the national elections, Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad is set to move to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and seek a rollback of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme, introduced during UPA-2’s term.The issue was also tabled at ABVP’s recently concluded National Executive Meet in Mangalore (26th-29th May), in which a special resolution was passed to express complete dissatisfaction over the implementation of FYUP. In an exclusive interview to DU Beat, Saket Bahuguna, ABVP’s State Secretary for Delhi, said, “For the past 5 months we have been taking delegations to various BJP leaders and expressing our worries for the University. Now that BJP is in power in the centre, a delegation will meet Minister of HRD, Ms. Smriti Irani, as soon as senior ABVP Delhi leaders return from the National Executive Meet. It is a matter of great urgency as the University plans to begin the process of admission from the 2nd of June, thus we passed a special resolution in the meet.” The Leader went on to challenge the FYUP on grounds of proper approval from the appropriate authorities. He also said that the programme is in contrast with the National Policy of Education, which recommends the 10+2+3 system. BJP’s student wing also cited arising problems in the University’s School of Open Learning (SOL). The institute will not be able to award honours degrees henceforth, courtesy of UGC’s new ruling which prohibits a University from awarding the same degree in 2 different ways.]]>
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