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FYUP students-- The lab rats of Delhi University!!

by Team FUCCHA

 

News headlines May 2013- "Delhi University brings a new system FYUP"

News headlines June 2014- "Delhi University to rollback FYUP"

One thing is common in both these news headlines. A shock for the students. Every year Delhi university hits the headlines of all the newspapers either because of its rising cut offs or because of its changes. Since years the university has caught the limelight, fame, praises and inspite of its rising cut offs every year about 1 lakh applicants fill up the DU forms competing for just 52000 seats. But does this mean the Indian government and the university has any right to play with the time and future of the students?

FYUP Delhi University

The FYUP (four year undergraduate programme) was implemented last year. The cut offs were raised, CATE examination was scraped off for students pursuing English , 11 compulsory foundation courses were introduced, the syllabus was changed, examination paper pattern was changed, in short a completely new angle was added to the education.  Lakhs of people protested, hundreds of strikes happened but the FYUP stood firm on its foot. The students of the first year literally struggled to carve their path out, for one Foundation course they had to prepare projects, presentations and also many other extra things apart from studying their main subject. Secondly, few weeks back a huge chaos got created for the second minor course... cut offs and selections again attacked the students of FYUP! This was the scene of the last one year.

The students of FYUP were quite comfortable with their course by now. They had a mental preparation of their future and their aims. Suddenly,  another shock from the UGC of India. FYUP should rollback. Now the government is realising that FYUP is wasting a year of the students, the foundation courses are irrelevant, it does not have legal approval and so on. The question which arises is that, where was the government last year? Why were these debates and discussions not held last year? Why did it not realise at that time that 4 years is not needed? The students may agree to some of the points raised but what about their one year which they had spent with a burden of so many subjects? What about the hard work and future of those students who are already in the programme? Its strange how the government suddenly realised all this after the elections.

Does this mean that every other party will come, every other new HRD will come and mould the country in their own way?Why are fields like education which is directly linked to the future of the Indian society becoming a pathetic victim of the Indian politics? Its about the future, the dreams, the aspirations of thousands of young minds coming with high hopes in the university every year. Its about the standard, the quality and the morale of the Indian education institutions. People are busy debating about courses, not realising the fact that the sufferers of their battle will be the students.

Indian politics, Indian government should realise that their actions can have long time reactions and hit hard on their own future generation. The students will once again go back to their colleges but with frowns on their forehead, uncertainty in their eyes and confusion filling their minds. The question is are the students mere lab rats for the authorities of India? Will they get what they deserve or will have to accept what they are served?

 

 

 

 

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FYUP students-- The lab rats of Delhi University!!

by Team FUCCHA

  News headlines May 2013- "Delhi University brings a new system FYUP" News headlines June 2014- "Delhi University to rollback FYUP" One thing is common in both these news headlines. A shock for the students. Every year Delhi university hits the headlines of all the newspapers either because of its rising cut offs or because of its changes. Since years the university has caught the limelight, fame, praises and inspite of its rising cut offs every year about 1 lakh applicants fill up the DU forms competing for just 52000 seats. But does this mean the Indian government and the university has