Kalekuri Prasad Memorial Meet


On Saturday, June 1, 2013

From 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm

at Press Club, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad.

kalekuri prasad meet


FYUP: New Education Policy Without National Debate


Discussion on Friday, 31 May, 2013, at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Joint Action Front for Democratic Education


Delhi University is going to introduce Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) without a national debate on its merits or demerits. We believe that the education policy must be uniform in the country and should be decided by Parliament and not by a Vice Chancellor. There are nearly 600 Universities in India and if every vice Chancellor starts acting like this, there will be utter chaos in the country. Under this system there will be three categories of degrees awarded at different exit points - diploma on completion of two years, bachelor degree at three years and only those completing four years will get the Honours degree.


Delhi University is not Dinesh Singh's jagir: Udit Raj


Gurinder Azad for Neel Kranti Media

The Joint Action Front for Democratic Education (JAFDE), the Alliance for Social Justice (AFSJ) and other organizations called for a demonstration in front of Sonia Gandhi's residence in New Delhi on 19th May, 2013, against Delhi University's anti-SC/ST/OBC 'Four Years Undergradutate Program' (FYUP).

In this demonstration, students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Jamia Milia University actively participated.

This video features the views of Dr. Udit Raj and other leaders who addressed the rally.


FYUP will create a new caste system: Dr. N. Sukumar


Neel Kranti Media

Gurinder Azad of Neel Kranti Media, interviews Dr N Sukumar, Prof, Delhi University on the ongoing protests against the new FYUP system in Delhi University. Teachers and students from Delhi University and elsewhere have been analyzing the implications of the FYUP on SC, ST and OBC students and have come together as 'Joint Action Front for Democratic Education' to oppose it. The teachers and students have been on the streets protesting in Delhi's hot summer days. Dr N Sukumar highlights some of the main reasons for the protests.

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Representation to the President: Review FYUP in Delhi University


Text of Representation given to the Visitor Of Delhi University, the President of India, on May 14, 2013 by the Joint Action Front for Democratic Education


Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Visitor, University of Delhi & President of India
Rashtrapathi Bhavan
New Delhi.

May 14, 2013

The 4-Year Degree at Delhi University: Request to institute a Visitorial inquiry u/S. (7)(A)(2) of the Delhi University Act of 1922


The move to add one more year to the undergraduate degree programme at Delhi University is going to make higher education inaccessible and beyond the reach of large masses, especially the socially and economically backward classes (SCs, STs, and OBCs), women and persons with disabilities. The policy of Reservation in education, which is mandated by the Constitution of India, will be thwarted and made nugatory if students from these categories cannot complete their education due to the addition of an extra year, which is the most likely fallout of the proposed change.


Remove unauthorized religious constructions in Osmania University

Please Sign this Petition (here, on Change.org) to the Vice Chancellor, Osmania University, to Remove Unauthorized Religious Constructions in the Osmania University Campus.


The Vice Chancellor

Osmania University,


Respected sir,

Subject: - Removal of unauthorised religious constructions in the university campus.

We the undersigned request you to please order for removal of illegally constructed 15 temples and 7 masjids in Osmania University.

Education institutions meant for educational activities. Illegal erection of temples and masjids in the educations institutions will not serve any purpose of education; it is completely against the secular spirit of our constitution.

University Campus must be a secular zone. Students and staff come here to study/ research and not to worship. Erecting religious structures at every nook and corner is a nuisance and it is the evidence of collapsing educational values.


Protest against Casteist Delhi University


Neel Kranti Media

Delhi University is well known for its caste based discrimination against SC/ST/OBCs. To loot the seats of dalit-bahujans is its every year program. Not just this, several vacancies pertaining to SC/ST/OBCs are lying vacant for several years. The heap of backlog has gone high. Roster system is another area where obstacles are created.

In the wake of high level discrimination and to raise voice for their demands, Academic Forum for Social Justice, AISF, Arjak Sangh, Students for Social Justice, and UDSF have together given a call for a protest against Delhi University's casteist behaviour on 7th May, 2013 in front of the gate of Delhi University's Vice Chancellor office; and on 8th May, 2013 in front of Ministry of Human Resource & Development, New Delhi.


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