Intensifying its protest against the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday held a protest at Delhi University to demand the rollback of the controversial system. Some NSUI activists have been on a relay hunger strike over the issue since Monday.
Hundreds of activists and students from various colleges assembled at the Arts Faculty in North Campus to participate in the protest. They then marched through various colleges, shouting slogans against CBCS and the Common University Bill.
“We have been opposing CBCS since day one, but we thought it was time to intensify the protest. We have already submitted memorandums to many authorities, but we are planning to send a petition to the President too. Depending on whether we get a response from the university or not, we may change the relay hunger strike to an indefinite one,” said NSUI president Roji M John.
Since the beginning of the academic session, NSUI activists have been approaching colleges to seek feedback from students on CBCS, said John. “There are many finer issues which are specific to individual colleges but on the whole, everyone is against CBCS. There is complete confusion about the courses, timetables and electives,” he said.