STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 02 September
Hundreds of students from more than 20 colleges today protested against the Delhi University for not showing the results of referendum of Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) conducted last month, in which 91 per cent of 11,556 students voted against it. The rally, organised by AISA, culminated at the Faculty of Arts in North Campus in the form of a public meeting where students demanded scrapping of the newly introduced programme.
“Ten days have lapsed since the referendum on FYUP held in which 10,519 out of 11,556 students voted against it. The students have been waiting for a response from the vice chancellor but he has chosen to maintain a silence,” Sandeep Singh, AISA president said.
On August 22, AISA had held a referendum of FYUP, in which 91.02 percent of 11,556 students casting their vote said ‘NO’ to the newly implemented programme.
In addition to the students from 20 colleges who participated in the referendum on 22 August, ten more college joined the protest today. Meanwhile, the students have got more than 6,000 postcards signed by the first year students addressed to the DU vice chancellor which was handed over to the
university officials at the end of the rally. The postcards request the VC to respect the opinion of the majority of students.