Students sign petition against UGC’s blended mode of education

Many students have opposed the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) blended mode of education. The students have filed an online petition that will be submitted to the President of India—Ram Nath Kovind.

All India Forum to Save Public Education, an umbrella organisation comprising student representatives from various outfits like the Students’ Federation of India, Chhatra RJD and JNUSU, has started this petition. The petition had gained 1,204 signatures by 11:45 pm on Saturday.

Aim of petition against UGC

The aim of the petition is to convey that the UGC’s blended mode of education will widen the existing structural differences, reduce the objective of educational institutions to profit-making, and implement a bureaucratic surveillance network that would help the government suppress opposing voices in higher educational institutions.

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