Of Education and Democracy in India: Linkages with proposed Four Year Undergraduate Programme in Delhi University: Preeti Chauhan

KAFILA - COLLECTIVE EXPLORATIONS SINCE 2006

This is a guest post by Preeti Chauhan Now that the cat is out of the bag and the four year undergraduate programme(FYUP) is being criticized and thereby being discussed threadbare by some of the leading scholars of the country, one needs to also think of its relationship with the current state of democracy in India. The manner in which FYUP is being pushed through crushes the very idea of a university and with it the ideals and ideas of democracy.

Even if one assumes and believes that the “Academic Congress” held last year in the University gave a go ahead to change the existing three year undergraduate programme to FYUP and frame courses accordingly, then also the way the University administration has functioned goes against the very values that the University of Delhi or for that matter any university is supposed to promote.

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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