The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Delhi University Students Association on Wednesday protested against the Delhi University administration. The demonstration held at the North Campus of Delhi University was against the decision of the principal to grant admission to any student.
Nandita Narayan, Chairperson of the Democratic Teachers Front, said, “We strongly condemn the notification issued by the University of Delhi, this rule gives 5 ‘supernumerary’ seats in every college other than regular admission of students.”
This provision allows the principals of colleges to make almost five admissions on a discretionary basis, two of which may be suggested by the university.
When there is intense competition to secure admission in DU colleges, such a step is not only completely immoral, but it is also illegal.
Students have also given an ultimatum till December 30 to the DU administration to withdraw this decision. It is to be noted that as per a notification issued by the Registrar of DU on 21 December 2020, the principal of DU affiliated colleges will have the right to add 5 additional ‘college university seats’ in undergraduate courses.
ABVP Delhi Minister of State Siddharth Yadav said, “The decision of the DU to grant admission to 5 seats by fixing the ‘College University Seats’ category will increase corruption and injustice to students who are the merit. DU should withdraw this decision immediately and do not lay the foundation for discrimination against students. ”
According to ABVP, this decision will promote corruption and nepotism in DU. Protesting this decision, the students protested and demanded the withdrawal of the decision.
After the demonstration, a delegation met DU Registrar Vikas Gupta and kept the topic of the students. The Registrar has assured to decide on the demands of the students soon by putting the subject in front of the DU committee. The delegation included ABVP State Minister Siddharth Yadav, ABVP DU Unit President Ram Nivas Bishnoi, DUSU President Akshit Dahiya, DUSU Co-Secretary Shivangi Kharwal.