New Delhi: The governing body of Delhi University’s Dyal Singh College has decided to rename its evening college as ‘Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya’. However, before any other issue could be discussed, the meeting was called off as students from both morning and evening colleges came out to protest for and against the bifurcation.
The morning college students staged a dharna against “losing their infrastructure”. DSC (morning) teacher Premendra Kumar Parihar said that the college lacks infrastructure to accommodate more students during the same period. “After the conversion, resources will have to be shared between the two colleges. There have already been many tussles between teachers and students of both colleges over parking space and sharing other resources,” he added.
However, Bhawna Pandey, a teacher of the erstwhile evening college, said that “the bifurcation issue was with Delhi University and Dyal Singh should abide with the decision.”
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has come out strongly against the move and said, “The governing body has renamed the evening college in a hasty manner to distract the students from actual questions of education governance.