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The big poll promises

AISA: Promises to stall “steep,arbitrary and unaccountable fee hikes under various heads by different colleges.''

Written by Deepu Sebastian Edmond | New Delhi |
September 3, 2009 12:55:41 am

Fee hike
SFI: No clear plan mentioned
AISA:  promises to stall “steep,arbitrary and unaccountable fee hikes under various heads by different colleges.”
NSUI: not mentioned
ASOI: stop fee hikes in colleges.
ABVP: does not mention ‘hike’,very vague
DSO: fees should be reduced; number of seats increased.

Internal assessment
SFI: provides a solution: Form student-faculty committees to improve the internal assessment system.
AISA: needs immediate review and replacement
NSUI: ensure that marks are not moderated by the University.
DSO: should be revised to include more student participation; it should used by the administration to harass students.
ABVP: vague,non-committal
ASOI: not mentioned

Semester system
AISA: plans to stall the proposed system as it will be chaotic and inconvenient for students
SFI: calls for debate and consultation of all sections before any “academic reform”
NSUI,DSO,ABVP,ASOI: no mention
DUSU & administration
AISA: for reforming the DUSU election system by creating effective forums of debate to ensure informed choice
SFI: demands presidential debate and debate among other candidates; welcomes space on the DU website,community radio for the candidates
NSUI: reserving one seat in DUSU for girl students on rotational basis; representation of students in Academic Council.
DSO: Union expenditure should be made public; public audit for DU administration and all colleges
ASOI: not mentioned
ABVP: more and effective student representation in Academic Council; more colleges; evening classes in every college; establishment of East and West Campuses; make quota admissions transparent; answer sheets should be available on request

Infrastructure
AISA: hostel facilities,rents and food charges,library,U-specials
NSUI: power backup,DUSU website,wi-fi campus
SFI: more infrastructure as seats increase; disburse funds allocated in the 11th Five Year Plan; improve library facilities
ASOI: library facilities,U-specials,passes for Delhi Metro
DSO: hostel facilities for outstation students,especially girls
ABVP: vague

Reservations
AISA: Proper implementation of reservation for OBC,SC/ST and physically challenged students
SFI: transparency in SC/ST/OBC admissions; financial assistance
NSUI: SC/ST students be able to choose their colleges/courses,maximum relaxation to OBC candidates from first cut-off list
ASOI: demand to fill the quota for SC,ST and OBC. “Only 10.7 % of SC and 3.68 % of ST students can access higher education,which is far below the seats reserved for them.”
DSO: no mention
ABVP: Fill seats left vacant in various quotas

Disqualified candidates: SC to hear plea today
The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a petition,filed by disqualified NSUI candidates,challenging the rejection of their nominations for the elections for hearing on Thursday. A Bench headed by Justice B N Agarwal passed the direction after the counsel for the aggrieved students submitted that the matter required urgent hearing as the elections were slated for Friday.

4 others issued notices
Chief Election Officer for the DUSU elections issued showcause notices to four more candidates on Wednesday for using printed posters for their campaigning. This includes the remaining NSUI candidate Arshdeep Kaur along with INSO’s Asha Kiran,Bajinder Singh and Manoj Choudhary,independent presidential candidates.

ASOI – Ambedkar Students’ Organisation of India
SFI – Students’ Federation of India
AISA – All India Students’ Association
DSO – Disha Student Organisation
NSUI – National Students’ Union of India
ABVP – Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad

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