Staff associations of to Delhi University colleges such as St Stephens College,Hindu College,Hansraj College and Miranda House spoke out against the government‚Äôs plan of bringing autonomy.
The St Stephen‚Äôs College Governing Body has sought autonomy while Nandita Narain,President of the college’s staff association, said, ‚ÄúThe way the decision to apply for autonomous status was taken is extremely objectionable. Stakeholders were not consulted.The Governing Body moved ahead despite protests by teachers and students.‚Äù
The Hindu College Staff Association passed a resolution against seeking autonomy too.
‚ÄúEmphasis on self-financed new courses and academic programmes clearly point towards privatisation and the withdrawal of central/state funding of critical expenditure‚Äù said Rajib Ray,DUTA President.