After protesting and burning the effigy of the DU administration, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) met the Vice-Chancellor and put forward their demands through a memorandum.
ABVP’s protest regarding the irregularities in cut-off for the 2021 Admission season has been going on since 4th October 2021. On 8th October 2021, it called for a protest at the Arts Faculty for effigy burning of DU Administration. The major demands of ABVP were to act upon the ‘unreasonable hike in cut-offs’ and to devise a mechanism for moderation/normalisation of marks for all state boards of the country.
The demands even asked to stop the admission procedure midway, to not proceed with the faulty methods. Another demand kept forth by them was that a preliminary screening of students be done and hold officials accountable for their actions.
On the 9th of October 2021, a delegation of ABVP led by the National General Secretary of ABVP Nidhi Tripathi met the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University Prof. Yogesh Singh to present a memorandum regarding the same and to highlight the ‘discrimination’ in the admission process.
We had a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor for about an hour in which we have put forth all the issues before the administration. The Vice-Chancellor, acknowledging the issues, assured that a decision in the interest of the students will be taken. We look forward to finding a solution with the administration. If the administration fails to act, then DUSU shall also move to the court.ABVP Delhi’s State Secretary and National Media Coordinator Sidharth Yadav, while in conversation with DU Beat.
The Vice-Chancellor in response to the delegation assured them that since all the admissions are provisional a check will be maintained and the University shall work in the interest of students. The Press release also said that the University will look into the equivalence of subjects granted to different boards to confirm the genuineness of admission.
The way reputed colleges of Delhi University are releasing 100 per cent cut-off, it has created a bias against the students coming from marginalised backgrounds. Every student has the right to get an education from reputed institutions. Taking cognizance of this matter, the administration has assured us to take a positive decision in favour of students and fix accountability for negligence,said ABVP’s National General Secretary, Nidhi Tripathi, while talking with DU Beat.
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