The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded that the government should ensure that the autonomy of universities is not violated and students’ representation is encouraged in the proposed Gujarat Common Universities Act.
A delegation from the ABVP submitted a representation to Higher and Technical Education Minister Rushikesh Patel, stating that such issues have come to the fore after the draft of the Gujarat Common Universities Bill 2023 was put out in public domain.
The representation said that before the Bill is place for approval, a research committee comprising educationists, former and current vice-chancellors, a former member of University Grants Commission and a government official should be formed to study the same. Based on the suggestions of the committee, including the ones made by the ABVP, a revised draft of the Bill should be put out in the public domain for discussions.
ABVP demands the student representation in the university and its autonomy should not be violated. ABVP belives that it is very important to conduct student council elections.