DU: SFI activists protest outside Delhi University VC office demanding more hostels

SFI alleged that lack of affordable options often curtails students from pursuing higher education at government educational institute like Delhi University.


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SFI stage protest at University of Delhi (Representational image)SFI stage protest at University of Delhi (Representational image)

Press Trust of India | March 24, 2022 | 09:08 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Students' Federation of India (SFI) activists held a protest on Thursday outside the office of Delhi University's vice-chancellor, demanding more hostels for students. The SFI, in a statement, said that they submitted a memorandum to Dean of Students' welfare, Pankaj Arora, in this regard.

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A delegation of four SFI members went to meet VC (Yogesh Singh) but he did not meet the delegation. Then we submitted the memorandum to DSW, said the statement. The SFI said outstation students, particularly those who belong to economically and socially weaker classes, have been adversely affected by the lack of adequate and affordable hostels.

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It alleged that the lack of affordable options often curtails them from pursuing their higher education at a premier government educational institute like Delhi University. Earlier this month, Singh announced the construction of two new hostels "to cater for the exploding needs of outstation students of the univeristy".

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