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Delhi University teachers march to Parliament against privatisation plan

Students, JNU teachers throw weight behind protest; DUTA equates autonomy with commercialisation, says it goes against constitutional right to education

Delhi University teachers march to Parliament against privatisation plan
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Shivani Khandekar New Delhi

The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) marched from Mandi House to Parliament on Wednesday, March 28, to dissuade the Union Government from the privatising the University. The 'People’s March', in defence of public-funded higher education, was supported by students, and members of Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) also joined it. 

The agitation has grown in size and form ever since the University Grants Commission (UGC) planned to tone down its funding, by making colleges autonomous and introducing the 30:70 formula. Under this plan, 70 per cent of the finances would come from the Commission and the

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 3:47 PM IST

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