New Delhi: Student groups, who have intensified their protest against the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), have demanded the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to resolve the issue, and also sought the resignation of Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.
"Our demand from the President is that he should intervene in this matter immediately and force the vice chancellor to resign. We have told the authorities that we are going to protest and it will be a peaceful protest. We can`t even protest peacefully in a democratic country like ours when the future of lakhs of students is at stake," said a protester, Ankit Shekhar.
Student bodies, Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) and All India Students Association (AISA), took to streets over stand-off between University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University continued, miring future of students.
The UGC, on June 22, issued notices to the university and the affiliated colleges to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme. The commission had on June 20 also reportedly said that the four-year programme was against the National Education Policy (NEP), which envisages a 10+2+3 policy and had asked to restore the three-year programme.
It is now studying the Delhi University`s latest face saving formula.
Reportedly, the FYUP was the brainchild of former education minister Kapil Sibal.
Delhi University was established in 1922 with the Vice President of India being the Chancellor of the university.
Currently, there are 14 faculties, 86 academic departments and 79 colleges in the city that come under the university.