The DTF is a left and democratic teachers’ organisation.
The DTF has played a major role in the teachers’ movement of Delhi University for expansion and improvement in the quality of higher education in order that it may fulfill its social responsibility and the legitimate aspirations of the people of this country.
The DTF has always argued that the social role of higher education cannot be fulfilled if the teaching profession is kept unattractive for talent. Based on this understanding, the DTF has led some of the biggest struggles for the improvement of the conditions of service and work of teachers.
The democratic functioning of university and college governance has been another crucial focus of the efforts of the DTF.