And here comes ‘Another Reservation’.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that students who had passed class 12 from the Capital should be given quota in admission to 28 DU colleges funded by the Delhi government. The Delhi Assembly passed a unanimous resolution that Delhi students should get 85 per cent quota in admissions to Delhi University.
A sigh of relief for the Delhi University students. The agenda has been a topic of debate for many years. And after its disclosure and request of implementation by Manish Sisodia, students’ career might get some hope of getting their right.
The resolution was one of the rare ones which was passed in the Assembly with the support of the Opposition. Seems like something everyone was waiting for and agrees to completely. Speaking on the second day of the Assembly session, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that students who had passed class 12 from the Capital be given quota in admission to 28 DU colleges that are funded by the Delhi government.
Supporting the move, MLAs pledged to raise the issue with the Centre, the Lieutenant Governor and the university administration. Though the resolution is taken a bit late, after the announcement of DU’s second cut-off list, but as said, “it’s never late to change, for a change”.
“Out of 63 DU colleges, Delhi government funds 28 colleges, partially or fully. Around 2.5 lakh students pass out from Delhi schools every year and only 28,000 of them are able to secure a seat in DU colleges,” said Atishi Marlena, advisor to Sisodia.
The House also adopted another resolution demanding an amendment in the Delhi University Act, 1922, which says no other university in Delhi is legally authorized to give affiliation to any college.
Incidentally, the Aam Aam Aadmi Party government isn’t the only one to have demanded quota for Delhi students. In 2013, the Congress government, led by Sheila Dikshit, had also passed a similar resolution in the Delhi Assembly. Besides, top leaders of the Bhartiya Janata Party’s Delhi unit too have demanded that Delhi students should be given preference in college admissions.
Speaking at the Assembly, Sirsa said, “This is an important issue and all MLAs should demand reservation for city students cutting across their political and ideological differences. The Delhi government can also setup a college which is only for Delhi students.”
Let’ssee what the parties will do, if implemented, this will surely be a major step towards the education system, especially for the Delhi students.
A reader, a learner, a creative enthusiast, the craziest kid of the lot. Pragya Narang is an English Hons. student of S.G.N.D. Khalsa College, DU.