Two students organisations NSUI and ABVP on Monday released their manifestoes for Delhi University Students Union elections. While most issues were similar to those raised last year,NSUI added the the issue of photocopying books to its manifesto.
Rohit Chaudhary,National President of NSUI,said,Libraries do not have enough books to cater to all students. NSUI will submit a memorandum to HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. We will ask the Ministry to take proper action after taking the publishers point of view into consideration.
The NSUI manifesto read,The university should tie-up with publishers to make low-cost editions of course books and related reading material.
ABVPs manifesto asked for new colleges to accommodate the expanding student community. Not a single new college has been constructed in the last 12 years. Seats should also be increased in colleges, ABVPs presidential candidate Ankit Dhananjay Choudhary said. Other demands of the party include concession for DU students in the Metro,establishing East and West campuses and a Law Faculty at the East campus.
Other issues raised by both parties include lack of hostel seats,reforms in exam system so results are declared on time,job-oriented and short-term courses.