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Aam Aadmi Party demands Delhi University Vice Chancellor’s and UGC Chairman’s resignation

By on June 27, 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said in a statement that the Delhi University Vice Chancellor and the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) must step down for allowing the introduction of FYUP and compromising the independence of the regulatory body.

AAP said that both the governments have shown scant regard for the fate of the students from all over the country, overlooked the opinion of all the stakeholders including the teaching community and have repeatedly violated the autonomy of institutions of higher education.

“The UGC Chairman must step down for his dubious role in first allowing the introduction of FYUP and now forcing its rollback, and compromising the independence of the regulatory body, and
any major policy shifts or innovations in higher education must not be introduced at the behest of political masters, any such change must happen after due deliberation and extensive consultation with a range of stake-holders including students and teachers,” AAP said in a statement.

The party alleged that the Delhi University violated the norms and conventions of the University so as to push through a drastic change without due consultation and deliberation.

“FYUP was introduced in DU through dubious and devious means, in compliance with the wishes of the then Minister, Mr Kapil Sibbal. The Vice-Chancellor and a small coterie around him violated the norms and conventions of the University so as to push through a drastic change without due consultation and deliberation. A chosen set of bureaucrats in the Ministry of HRD dictated terms to the University and the UGC – all in the name of University autonomy! Ironically, the same set of bureaucrats and UGC officials are now reversing the earlier decision at the command of the new government with the same disregard for students and institutional autonomy. All this while admission process is suspended and thousands of students await their future,” the party said.

The AAP also demanded that the entire University must immediately revert to the pre-existing three year undergraduate programme, and
the admissions process for the current academic year must be re-opened by making appropriate adjustments for the transition back to the original scheme and giving students a fresh option.

“The interest of the students who took admission in FYUP last year and those who have applied for B Tech course this year must be protected by making appropriate adjustments,” the party said.

Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal will connect with ‘Aam Aadmi’ on Google Hangout (Sun 8.30 pm IST, June 29). The people will get an opportunity to submit their questions and get responses from Kejriwal during the Hangout.

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