All members of the Academics for Action and Development (AAD), a Congress-linked group of Delhi University teachers, joined the Aam Aadmi party on Sunday, led by three-time DU Teachers President Aditya Narayan Misra ‘ Association (DUTA) president.
Among the AAD members who have joined the AAP are four DUTA board members, one DU finance committee member, two elected members of the Executive Council (EC), three elected members of the Academic Council and two former members of the EC. Misra was a member of the “vichar vibhag” of the Congress.
“We all made a conscious decision…We felt that under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a positive direction is being created…we also appreciate that they have done wonderful things in school education. Now, in university education, you want to have a positive relationship so that you can work together on crises and issues like college grants. We will work together in a positive way, I am sure we can solve the problems with the colleges in Delhi,” Misra said, at a press conference, joining the party in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia.
Along with other teacher groups, the AAD has also criticized the Delhi government for its decision to disaffiliate the College of Art from DU and incorporate it into Ambedkar University, and the recurring problem of non – release of subsidies. at the 12 University Colleges of Delhi fully funded by the Government of Delhi.
“We said to ourselves that looking at the atmosphere we have, we need to strengthen ourselves. We were not getting any support in our opposition to the policies of the central government. We must consolidate and resist… As people concerned with the field of education, there is an element of synergy between what AAD and AAP do The concerns about the College of Art and college grants are not going to change, we will present and continue to try to push our views,” said an AAL member.
“How to give a meaningful education? Where interference is minimal, where students can feel free, where there are no restrictions on teacher expression, and where the course and curriculum are not dictated,” Misra said at the conference. Sunday press.