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What does #AAPkaCM have in store for us as students?

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After a clean sweep in the 2015 Delhi state elections, the Aam Admi Party will soon roll out their ambitious plans for Delhi catering several fields including education, healthcare, social issues, environment etc. which were discussed in its manifesto and 70-point action plan. While most of the plans related to education will be implemented fully in the state universities, some of them will affect DU and its students.

Here’s a lsit of all what possible things does #AAPkaCM have in store for students:

1. Complete rollback of FYUP Plan

In their most recent national manifesto released in January 2015, AAP declared their support for the complete rollback of the four year undergraduate programme, calling it ‘undemocratic’. The rollback is supported by the HRD Ministry of the Central government under Mrs. Smriti Irani. This will for the most part, ensure lesser conflicts related to the controversial reforms.

 2. Twenty  new colleges

In their 70-point action plan, AAP talks about introducing 20 new degree colleges on the outskirts of Delhi in partnership with villages of Delhi. This might finally be a sigh of relief for students residing either on the outskirts of Delhi or in the NCR region who otherwise have to commute long distances to reach the colleges. New colleges are obviously a necessity for Delhi, where increasing enrollment every year is putting pressure on admissions and resulting in sky-high cutoffs. However, 20 colleges might easily dilute the image of DU as a premier university known for its high standards in teaching and research.

 3. Startup Hubs

AAP government promises to encourage various startups by setting up business and technology incubators in various universities and colleges across Delhi, which includes DU. This will increase employment and provide access to infrastructure and technology needed for business ventures.

4, Free WiFi?

Inarguably the most important plan if you ask most people, AAP has promised  WiFi services in all public places in Delhi. Whether the WiFi will be free to access for an unlimited period of time remains a question. Since this promise has been greatly misinterpreted and the details of the plan have not been released yet, we can only hope to assume that WiFi service will be free and unrestricted. Most of us are waiting for the day we’ll be able to surf the internet and chat with our friends without spending from our pockets. Attending boring lectures might just become tolerable.

We congratulate Arvind Kejriwal on officially becoming the Chief Minister of Delhi today and hope he is able to fulfill his promises made to the Aam Aadmi who is looking up to their #AAPkaCM.


A reader, a learner, a falooda enthusiast, the weirdest kid of the lot. Kartikeya is a Business Studies student from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. You can reach him at [email protected].

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