AISA survey: Most DU students dissatisfied with 4-year UG prog

The All India Students’ Association (AISA) on Wednesday unveiled the results of a survey titled ‘FYUP Ka Report Card’ in which over 4,000 students from 23 different colleges within Delhi University voiced their opinions on the course structure, fee hikes, and assessment scheme of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

The findings were anno-unced during a public meeting at Arts Faculty, attended by prominent professors Nandita Narain, Vijender Chauhan, and Jitendra Meena.

According to the survey, FYUP has had a detrimental impact on students’ academic experiences. The overwhelming majority of participants expressed dissatisfaction with various aspects of the new system. Key highlights from FYUP Ka Report Card include: 78 per cent of students believe that the quality of education at Delhi University has not lived up to their expectations and aspirations and 70 per cent of students feel that the introduction of new courses like SEC and VAC has added unnecessary workload, diverting attention from core subjects.

A resounding 91 per cent of students feel overwhelmed by continuous assessments and tests due to the additional courses while 68 per cent of students fear that if fees continue to escalate annually, they will be unable to pursue education for the full four years, undermining the purported flexibility and choice promised by FYUP and 82 per cent of students doubt the practical value of the certificate or diploma degrees offered under FYUP, raising concerns about future prospects.

Most significantly, 87 per cent of students unequivocally stated that FYUP should not be continued within the education system.

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