NOIDA- The administration of Delhi University has sent the showcause notice to the seven students agitating against the mass failure in mathematics exam. It’s been a month now that the students have been protesting against the Department of Mathematics, Delhi University. The notices have been sent to the permanent residential addresses of the students to their parents.
The notice signed by Proctor Neeta Sehgal says, “Your unlawful activities have been causing inconvenience and disruption in the day to day academic and administrative functioning of the Faculty of Mathematical Science and the University system since February 14. You are hereby required to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against you under Ordinance XV-B, Clause 3(i) of the Delhi University Act, 1922.”
“Your reply must reach to this office latest by March 25, failing which appropriate disciplinary action shall be initiated against you,” it concluded.
Since mid of February, the students of PG course have been agitating against the mass failure incidences in various subjects- 150 out of 300 failed in Field Theory paper, 35 out of 40 in Computational Fluid Dynamic course, and 130 out of 300 in the Measure and Integration paper.
Apart from the students of the math department, the notices have also been sent to the students who belong to the Faculty of Law and Punjabi department as they were also part of the protest.
According to an M.Sc student, he was informed by his mother that such a notice has been received at his home in Sonepat. His mother instructed him to stay away from protesting. But he thinks that the students are agitating for a genuine reason. As per him, it is an immature step by the varsity administration to send notice at their homes when all of them are adults.
One more student from Punjabi department said that he received the notice by himself at his hometown as he was luckily at home when the notice reached. In his words, this is a shameful act by the university to get their parents involved to build pressure on the students.
A student from the law who is also a member of Bhagat Singh Chhatra Ekta Manch said that even after notice, the protest will resume from Monday after the semester break. The university administration is trying to pressurize the students, but our demands are genuine. Students will not compromise until their demands are addressed.