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Roll back the semester system

Delhi University (DU) Administration has introduced new semester system, which will overburden students and teachers studying/ teaching there and also affect the classic university culture. Ambitions and aspirations of the 2,50,000 students is at stake. Delhi University is tackling a new academic system arbitrarily enforced by the administration. Not only is the system considered inefficient, serious allegations have been on how the new system was introduced which many feel are undemocratic.

 
When questioned about these things the university seems to be superseding all democratic institutions by suppressing crucial information that is being demanded under the Right to Information Act. The students lose out on their extra curricular activities and preparation leaves.
 
The general consensus is that the new system is not efficient. A few important concerns include examination without preparation leave, lack of infrastructure improvement, two central examination pattern followed nowhere else in the world, exam dates clashing with post graduate courses entrance exams thus compromising the quality of education and costing students’ future.

As a result of the chaos, a lot of quality time is wasted in reports and counter reports, the administration needs to rollback the semester system and ensure an efficient and prospering education system:

1) Continue the system of re-evaluation & rechecking of exam papers.
2) Any academic reform should start from evaluation of the existing annual system, its benefits and weaknesses, and to devise a system which specifically redresses those weaknesses, keeping the interest of students and teachers in mind. Whether the solution will emerge from within the annual system or a different one (semester/trimester/etc.) cannot be pre-decided.
3) Ensure a sustained improvement in infrastructure and share the details with teachers and students and show transparency.
4) Improve infrastructure and student teacher relationships
To ensure that dreams of the lakhs of students who come to DU every year and create an efficient semester and education system in Delhi University. Sign and share this petition to help create a better future for lakhs of students and teachers.
Info. on teachers protests:
http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/Events/DUTA-Order_3042011.pdf
http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/Events/DUTA%20Order%2016.05.11.pdf

More info on the campaign:
http://saynotonosay.wordpress.com/
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-university-kapil-sibal-semester-system/1/159476.html
http://www.deepaknegi.com/news/2011/06/sc-refuses-to-stay-semester-system-in-delhi-university/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Semester-system-claims-first-victims/articleshow/10798740.cms

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • The Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi
  • Dean of Colleges


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