Students of the School of Open Learning (SOL) recently protested outside the Delhi Secretariat, pressing for regular classes and more colleges in the national capital. The agitating students swore their allegiance to Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS).
Pursuing correspondence courses from Delhi University’s SOL, the agitating students reached the secretariat at around 11:40 AM to begin their protest on February 17. KYS convener Dinesh Kumar said, “In the last 30 years, only two colleges have been built despite the fact that the number of students has been increasing every year, which has led to soaring college cut-offs. Most students have not been able to get admission in colleges due to this”.
“We have come here to demand that at least the classes should be started in these colleges so that students pursuing correspondence courses can attend regular classes”, Kumar added noting that there are 28 colleges of the Delhi Government affiliated to DU. “We also demand that the libraries of government’s colleges be open for these students so that they can study properly”, he emphasised.
When police interfered after a few hours, the protest was called off. Thereafter, the protestors submitted their memo to the newly appointed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.