Student bodies to send petition to president over UGC’s blended mode of education

NEW DELHI: Various student bodies have expressed their opposition to the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) blended mode of education through an online petition, which will be submitted to President Ram Nath Kovind.

The All India Forum to Save Public Education, an umbrella organisation comprising student representatives from various outfits like Students’ Federation of India, Chhatra RJD and JNUSU, has started this petition. By 11.45 pm on Saturday, the petition had gained 1,204 signatures.

The petition said the UGC’s blended mode of education would “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 curb opposing voices in higher educational…

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