Large number of students from different left organisations such as All India Students’ Association (AISA), Students Federation of India (SFI), All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) among others staged a protest against the controversial Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) on Friday at the Delhi University’s Arts faculty in north campus.
Hundreds of first year students from different colleges of the Varsity also joined the protest and marched to various colleges in the north campus voicing against hasty implementation of CBCS by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).
The students complained that tall promises made in the name of CBCS is an eye wash and in reality they are not getting the choices per se. In addition, the students also raised their voices against grading system. Neha, a first year student from Miranda House said, "We all know that how they have degraded the academic quality of tenth by CCE and again they are doing the same thing for our college. We don’t want to degrade our degrees through grading system." Speaking to the students, Aman Nawaz, President, AISA said, "Course dilution in the name of offering choices will have disastrous impact not only on the quality of education being offered in all courses in DU, but also on the career prospects of students." Echoing similar sentiments, AISA’s Delhi State President, Anmol Ratan said, "In most of the colleges, time-tables have not been set yet for three years due to utter chaos on the Generic Electives to be offered to students of 1st year.
Generic Electives are being forced on students, a sham in the name of ‘Choice’." The Students’ Federation of India along with other students’ organisations is planning to intensify the magnitude of the protest in the coming days, said Prashant, Member of Students’ Federation of India (SFI). Meanwhile, AISA has decided to organise an Education Parliament on Parliament street on 5 August against attack on education in which students from universities across the countrywill participate.