After a gap of three years, Delhi University is all set to hold the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) election after admissions this year. The university has had the same student body elected in 2019 due to the pandemic-induced lockdowns and a change in the admission pattern. Officials have now announced that the DUSU election will be held after the new batch is admitted this year.
DU had switched to online classes in March 2020 when the lockdown was announced, and physical classes resumed on February 17, 2022. Due to the scattered nature of admissions and examinations, holding an election was not possible after physical classes resumed, said DU Registrar Vikas Gupta.
Student leaders have been advocating for the election to be held for the past three years. They have requested the university authorities to conduct elections as the situation is now normal. Students even staged a demonstration on March 22 to demand the holding of the election.
DUSU President Akshit Dahiya said that the students have not been able to witness this opportunity for the past three years, and they should be given a chance to participate in the elections this year. He reiterated that they have placed this request with the university administration as well.
The DUSU election is an important event for the student community at DU as it provides a platform for them to voice their opinions and concerns. With the resumption of physical classes and the situation returning to normal, students are eagerly awaiting the election and the opportunity to elect their representatives.