The new Vice Chancellor of AU, Prof R R Tewari, while talking to TOI has advocated for having a student union on the campus.
“If teachers and employees of AU can have their union’s than why not students”, said Prof Tiwari. He said that the earlier decision, taken by former VC Prof RL Hangloo regarding replacing student union council, would be changed but the same would take some time as it has to be approved by an appropriate body.
Earlier on the day, several of the office bearers of teacher’s and employees union had met the VC and apprised him about the issues pertaining to their welfare. Likewise, the student leaders too met the VC and raised the issue of having the student union on the campus.
Although the soft approach of the new VC towards the student union on the campus was apparent when he passed the orders pertaining to letting the suspended and rusticated student leaders appear in the exams.
He has further said that students, both at AU and its constituent colleges, have refused to accept the concept of student council. “Now that we know that student’s council is unacceptable to the students, there is need of the student union on the campus”, said the VC.
However, he has made it clear that this would not be done overnight as the issue will have to be taken to the appropriate forum (Academic and Executive Council) who has the power to overturn the earlier taken decision.