New Delhi: Rollback of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), setting up of a North East student cell in all colleges and availability of infrastructure for disabled are among the promises made by Congress youth wing NSUI in its manifesto released today for the upcoming Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls.
Other issues finding mention in the manifesto include setting up of a students' council, compilation of student charter by DU, student representation in Governing Bodies, incentives for students participating in sports and extra curricular activities and appointment of faculty to maintain proper student-teacher ratio.
The high-voltage DUSU polls will be held this Friday and the counting of votes will take place on Saturday.
The National Students Union of India (NSUI), which has been one of the key parties in the poll fray over the decades, has fielded Pradeep Vijayran, a final year LLB student for the post of President, while Prerna Singh of Ram Lal Anand College has been nominated as its Vice-Presidential candidate.
Amit Sehrawat from the Faculty of Law and Deepak Chaudhury from Hansraj College have been fielded for the post of Secretary and Joint Secretary respectively.
"We are well aware of the fact that DU draws lakhs of students every year, from every nook and corner of our country. But because of the dearth of hostels, they are not provided accommodation by colleges. We expect the university to fulfil this basic needs its students," said the Presidential candidate Praveen Vijayaran.
NSUI's Vice President nominee Prerna Singh said, "we demand that a Student Charter should be made by DU encompassing all the rights and entitlements of students related not just to respective colleges but all the departments of varsity like the examination branch, students welfare etc".
The NSUI has also advocated "noiseless and paperless" campaign in its manifesto for the elections.
Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken had last week accused debutante Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), the student wing of AAP, of setting a "bad precedent" by spending "crores" in putting up advertisements on billboards, bus shelters across the city.
Meanwhile, the BJP's student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today launched a campaign song to woo the voters.
While all other parties have released their manifestos, ABVP will release it tomorrow.
The party has nominated Satender Awana from Department of Buddhist Studies as the Presidential candidate and Sunny Dedha from Faculty of Law as the Vice-Presidential nominee.
Those nominated by the ABVP for the posts of Secretary and Joint Secretary include Anjali Rana from Lakshmi Bai College and Chatrapal Yadav from the Department of Buddhist Studies.
Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by ABVP trouncing the NSUI to bag all four positions.