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Delhi Assembly demands 85% reservation for Delhi students in DU colleges

Delhi Assembly demands 85% reservation for Delhi students in DU colleges
Written by Pallavi Parmar

The Delhi Assembly asked the central government to introduce 85% reservation in 28 Delhi University colleges for the city students. The two political leader BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma and Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa urged the Vice Chancellor to fix the 70% quota for Delhi Students or to give 3 to 5 percent grace marks to Delhi students as it was their constitutional right to be able to have access to higher education at a reasonable cost. Whereas BJP Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel demanded 85% reservation for Delhi Students. This Delhi Assembly resolution comes at a time when Delhi University is in the middle of the admission process. This year there are only 56,000 seats in 88 affiliated colleges where 2.2 lakh students who applied for the admission.

Delhi University colleges have not given any preferences to local students because it is Central University which is set up under a law enacted. While Aam Aadmi Party government said these 28 colleges received funds from the city government and it was only fair that children of its taxpayers were given preference over aspirants from other states. But the centre is unlikely to act on this resolution because the demand to give preference to Delhi Students is more than two decades old and it has been rejected every time. In this context Delhi Government led by Sahib Singh Verma set up Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in 1988 as it reserves 85 percent seats for Delhi students but these colleges only offer professional courses. Although Delhi Assembly today passed a resolution implement 85percent reservation seats for Delhi students.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.