Delhi University began the admission process after such high cutoffs this year. The courses having 100% cutoff were having most admission from Kerala. Moreover, popular courses of prominent colleges have most of the admission from Kerala. As the Kerala students were meeting the required cutoff.
After this, a professor of Kirorimal College named Rakesh Kumar Pandey. He said that there is a conspiracy behind the high number of students from Kerala and used the term Marks Jihad. He is a member of the National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF). Afterward of this statement student union groups like AISA and NSUI held protests against the professor. Recently, Delhi University also released a notice regarding the same. DU stated that being a central University. They are not favoring students in admission based on boards and states. However, the professor refuses to have an apology and said to have arguments to support my views.
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PROTESTS IN DELHI UNIVERSITY
All India Students’ Association(AISA) members with other students of Delhi University protested against the professor at the Arts faculty. They raised slogans against casteism and other discriminations. Then, students demanded the suspension of the professor from the varsity.
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) also protested regarding the same. They burnt the professor’s posters on his remarks, as they were discriminating against students from Kerala. NSUI met the Kirorimal College Principal and demanded strict action against the professor. The students also asked for an apology from professor Rakesh Kumar Pandey for his comments. In midst of all this NDTF had separated itself. They said the organization has nothing to do with a statement of an individual.
Moreover, ABVP also protested against the DU administration. They demanded a more rational method of admission and to normalize such high cutoffs. However, also said that DU should students from all state boards should get an equal opportunity of admission.