4 year graduation at DU

SAVE DELHI UNIVERSITY! दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय को बचाओ! Critiques of the 4 year graduation, Press Reports, Campaign info

Press Release, 1 April 2013

SAVE Delhi University Campaign!

Placard1Concerned teachers and students of Delhi University have started a campaign to take the opposition to the hurried implementation of the 4-year graduation programme to the public domain under the banner of Save Delhi University Campaign.

Today a group of thirty students and teachers launched the campaign. They collected at Vishwavidyalaya  Metro Station between 4 pm – 6 pm as part of the campaign. Placards were displayed, a leaflet on the issue in Hindi and English was widely distributed and signatures on a Petition addressed to the Prime Minister were collected. The students and teachers interacted with the passers-by to explain the issues. In a matter of two hours, 750 signatures were collected on the petition. The signature campaign will be now taken systematically amongst  University students and teachers, school students, parents and concerned citizens.

As part of the Campaign a dedicated website has been launched (http://4yrdu.com/) which will host critiques of the 4-year prepared by various sections of teachers, news reports and talk shows on the 4-year course and will announce various action programmes of the Save Delhi University campaign. The website will provide a link to the online petition addressed to the Prime Minister.

The Save DU Campaign will reach Central Secretariat on Friday, 5 April 2013 from 4 pm – 6pm.

Text of the Petition to the Prime Minister:

[Download the PETITION and collect signatures.]

SignPetitionBackgroundTo
Shri Manmohan Singh
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Sir,
The decision to hurriedly and undemocratically push through the 4 year undergraduate course in Delhi University from July 2013 is not only going to adversely affect the careers of lakhs of students, but would pave the way for further fee hikes, privatization and commodification and dilute the comprehensive character of education. Such major changes in the nationally accepted 10+2+3 system should not be allowed without wider debate and discussion. What is at stake isn’t merely higher education, but also the future of this Country. Given the urgency of the situation, we, the undersigned urge you to immediately intervene in the matter and ensure that it is stopped.

सेवा में,
मनमोहन सिंह जी,
प्रधानमंत्री, भारत सरकार।

महोदय,
दिल्ली विश्वविधालय में जुलाई
2013 से 4 साल के ग्रेजुएशन कोर्स को जल्दबाजी और अलोकतांत्रिक ढंग से लागू करने के फैसले से लाखों विद्यार्थियों के कैरियर पर बुरा असर होगा। यह न केवल विश्वविधालय में फीस वृद्धि, निजीकरण और शिक्षा के व्यापारीकरण को तेज करेगा, बलिक शिक्षा की समग्रता को भी नष्ट कर देगा। देशव्यापी मान्य उच्च शिक्षा के 10+2+3 के ढाँचे में ऐसे आमूलचूल बदलावों को व्यापक बहस किए बिना लागू नहीं किया जा सकता है । इस कदम से न केवल उच्च शिक्षा बलिक देश का भविष्य ही दांव पर है । स्थिति की गम्भीरता को देखते हुए हम आपसे इस मामले में तुरंत हस्तक्षेप करने की अपील करते हैं, ताकि इस फैसले को रद्द किया जा सके।


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