KARNATAKA

ABVP plans protest against ‘commercialisation' of education

Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) will stage a nationwide protest against “commercialisation” of education and “negligence” of MPs in passing legislations to check the same.

Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, State ABVP secretary Vinay Bidare said although there were several proposals to introduce legislations on education, none had measures aimed at preventing “commercialisation” of education. Mr. Bidare said the ABVP would urge the Centre not to introduce the “Prevention of Unfair Practices in Technical, Medical and Universities Bill”.

Legislation

Instead, a comprehensive legislation aimed at checking “commercialisation” of education should be introduced, he said. The ABVP would stage demonstrations and dharnas in front of the residences and offices of the MPs across the State on August 7 and 8, he said.

He said that self-financing courses in several universities of the State deprived poor meritorious students of higher education. To prevent it, self-financing courses should be made general courses and admission should be on merit basis. The fee structure should be common.

Plea

Mr. Bidare said that the ABVP would urge the Governor to withdraw his statement that it would be improper to take action against the former vice-chancellors.



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