DU journalism school students go on strike
Students from Delhi University’s (DU) School of Journalism went on an indefinite strike in the morning against the administration, demanding basic facilities such as a media lab and working library at their campus. Eight students were suspended, however the suspension was later revoked. Police were also deployed.
According to an official statement issued by the school, the students had been suspended for “disrupting classes” since August 27 and not letting the administration carry out official work by blocking the entrance to the director’s room.
The students demanded a dialogue with DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, who had started the Delhi School of Journalism as his “dream project” last year.
The DSJ, inaugurated last year, has been running with just two contractual teachers. “There are four functional classrooms for 240 students. There is no media lab, no library and no canteen. But we have been charged for each of these facilities,” said Neel Madhav, 19, a second-year student. “The school has all required infrastructure and we are constantly trying to bring all facilities at the campus,” Manasvini Yogi, OSD at the DSJ, said.