CPI(M) today welcomed the restoration of the three-year degree courses and the resignation of Vice Chancellor of Delhi University Dinesh Singh, saying the Four-Year University Programme (FYUP) was "arbitrarily imposed" on the students. Demanding that the admission process for the current year "should not be delayed in any way", the party's Politburo said it is essential for the UGC and the university faculties "to ensure that the interests of the students who were forced to enroll in the programme last year are protected in all respects."
Congratulating teachers, students and staff of the university for their struggle that "forced the roll back of the utterly arbitrary imposition of FYUP", it said "the healthy functioning of an institution is critically dependent on democratisation of decision-making processes and regular dialogue with elected teacher and student representatives, which was grossly violated by the self-serving actions of the outgoing Vice Chancellor" (Dinesh Singh). Dinesh Singh resigned today in the midst of a raging controversy over the FYUP which rocked the varsity. CPI(M) said it had consistently opposed the imposition of FYUP and reiterated its commitment to the autonomy of universities.