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Stir against FYUP targets 20 varsities

New Delhi, June 20, 2013, DHNS:

Signature campaign in campuses across country for scrapping new DU structure

 Students’ group Campus Front of India (CFI) has taken the campaign against four-year undergraduate programme to 19 universities across the country. CFI members have started a signature campaign from Thursday demanding to scrap FYUP.

Besides DU, signature campaigns was carried out on Thursday at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University; UP’s Aligarh Muslim University and Lucknow University; Karnataka’s Mangalore, Bangalore and Mysore universities and Kerala’s Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi and Kerala universities.

The campaign involves 20 universities, including DU. “Another round of signature campaign will take place at varsities in Rajasthan, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu on Friday. The response has been great so far. The FYUP is against the National Education policy of 10+2+3. There are many gaps which have been spoken about by experts and academicians and leaders from political parties. We demand the government to scrap it, failing which we will hold nationwide protests,” said a CFI member.

Support from women

Meanwhile, eight womens’ organisations have come out with a joint statement opposing FYUP stating that one extra year in the national capital will require additional resources and would thus deter many to access higher education.
The organisation members also demanded to scrap FYUP.

“In a country where gender discrimination is rampant, and a large section of girls are still outside the educational system, with higher education witnessing a sharp drop out rate, it is disturbing that the government is backing a so-called reform which will make it more difficult for women to get a good quality public-funded education. The additional year has been estimated as costing every student another 1.5 lakh rupees in living and study costs, beyond the tuition fees,” said the statement signed by All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS), All India Women Conference (AIWC), All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) among others.

Boost to diploma studies


The statement further said that the multiple exit points under new system would cause a negative impact on women’s education as many families would compel their daughters to drop after a two-year diploma.

“This trend would ensure that only the privileged reach the last stage of getting an honours degree. Women students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Other Backward Classes students and those from rural backgrounds will be hit the hardest, while higher education is meant to ameliorate them,” said the statement.


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