In its Delhi manifesto released on April 2, BJP has vowed to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme offered by Delhi University, should it be voted to power. Dubbing, the degree as “unnecessary”, party leaders added that it wasted an extra year of study.
“Instead of extending the course duration by a year, the focus should be on skill development. The programme is a complete waste of a precious year, which can be used to acquire skill-based training. We can’t ape the West in everything; their system of education is very different from ours. We need to understand our limitations and needs. We will scrap FYUP once we form the government at the Centre and go back to the old system,” said Harsh Vardhan, the Delhi BJP chief and candidate from Chandni Chowk. He added that the programme “had come under sharp criticism from all quarters.”