STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 4 September
On the last day for the receipt of nomination papers for Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, two main contenders, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), could not finalized their lists and declared only the lists of probable who filed the nominations. While the All India Students Association (AISA) has declared names of their candidates for all four posts.
The ABVP and the NSUI are still busy in making political equations and would declared the final list of shortlisted candidates after the last date for withdrawal of nominations on 6 September. ABVP filed 10 nominations while 17 candidates filed nominations from NSUI. However, according to NSUI sources, Vikas Sikara, a student of MA in Buddhist Study, is being considered as a strong candidate for the presidential post. ABVP sources said they would announce the final list of candidates after the withdrawal of nomination on 6 September while AISA has announced to field Anjali, a student of MA in English literature, for the presidential post.  Last year, NSUI had swept the DUSU polls, winning three posts of president, vice president and secretary. Political parties are also trying their best to ensure the victory of their candidates.

DUTA pledges to safeguard academic freedom

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) pledged to protect academic freedom, safeguard the dignity of teachers and ensure a bright future for students in the university. The newly elected DUTA president, Ms Nandita Narain, demanded that the university make sure that every ad-hoc teacher be called for interviews for permanent appointment.