NSUI demands budgets of universities and colleges to be in public domain
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Gujarat demanding that budgets of all universities and colleges in the state should be made available online so as to induce greater transparency on the education front. The NSUI contended that every student should be aware of the funds available for education and other development and the way they are being spent.
Through the memorandum, the NSUI has also requested the universities and college authorities to address the students’ issues by regularly hold ‘student panchayats’ or ‘open house’ sessions. Already ‘open house’ sessions are being conducted by 38 universities in 16 states across the country.
Gujarat NSUI president told that 45 colleges have already agreed to put their budget details online and two state universities have accepted to hold regular open house sessions. He also told that the NSUI is planning to organise workshops in every college so as to sensitise the students regarding Right to Information (RTI) Act.