Delhi

NSUI plays the CBCS card in manifesto

Another point on the agenda is ensuring availability of infrastructure for the disabled.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Another point on the agenda is ensuring availability of infrastructure for the disabled.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma  

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The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), which released its manifesto for the DUSU elections on Monday, has made the rollback of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) its priority.

Apart from the CBCS, the other points on its agenda are setting up a North-East student cell in all colleges and ensuring availability of infrastructure for the disabled.

Setting up of a students’ council, compilation of a student charter by the DU, student representation in Governing Bodies, incentives for students participating in sports and extra-curricular activities, and appointment of faculty to maintain a proper student-teacher ratio also find a mention in the NSUI manifesto.

This year, the party 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 the vice-presidential candidate.

Amit Sehrawat from the Faculty of Law and Deepak Chaudhury from Hansraj College have been fielded for the posts of secretary and joint secretary, respectively.

“DU draws lakhs of students every year from every corner of the country, but because of the dearth of hostels they are not provided accommodation by colleges. We expect the university to fulfil this basic need of the students,” said Praveen Vijayaran.

Prerna Singh said: “We demand that a Student Charter be made by DU, encompassing all rights and entitlements of students related not just to individual colleges, but all departments of the varsity.”

The NSUI has also advocated “noiseless and paperless” campaign in its manifesto for the DUSU elections.

Last week, the Delhi Congress had week accused the Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing — Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) — of setting a “bad precedent” by spending “crores” to put up advertisements on billboards and bus shelters across the city.

The BJP’s student wing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), on Monday launched a campaign song to woo voters, but are yet to release their manifesto.



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