Student groups protest at Arts Faculty against fee hike and FYUP

Members of two student groups — All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) — staged a protest outside the Delhi University’s Arts Faculty on Wednesday against the proposed fee hike and Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)

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The protesters from left-affiliated groups urged the university to review the Four Year Undergraduate Programme, alleging that it dilutes core subjects and escalates the financial burden on students.

The students raised slogans holding placards that read, ‘Resist fee hike in the name of rationalisation fee structure’, ‘Defer and review FYUP’ and ‘Rollback FYUP’ among others.

The protest came in the backdrop of the academic council’s meeting to discuss the syllabi for the first semester under the FYUP.

An AISA activist stated, “We reject the hurried exercise by Delhi University to dilute degrees, job loss for teachers, passing the syllabi only for the first semester papers.”

The university looks forward to implementing the new curriculum from the academic year 2022-23 itself.

As many as 100 undergraduate course syllabi will come up for discussion during the DU academic council meeting on Wednesday.

Delhi University had earlier introduced the FYUP in 2013, but it got rejected by the Union government then.

The university has decided to raise fees for undergraduate courses from the academic session 2022-23. The fee will be revised under new heads such as revising university facilities and economically weaker section (EWS) assistance fund along with some other components.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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