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90 per cent reservation for Delhi students in DU: Do you agree?

January 09, 2014 16:31 IST

90 per cent reservation for Delhi students in DU: Do you agree?


Dear readers, do tell us what you think of this Aam Aadmi proposal.

Manish Sisodia, minister for education in the Aam Aadmi Party-led government in New Delhi, recently proposed that 90 percent of the seats in the 12 fully-funded colleges in Delhi University be reserved for the state's students.

If the proposal is implemented, only 10 per cent seats (approximately 1,000) will be made available to students who wish to apply from outside the national capital.

Just to help you put things into perspective, there are about 70 odd colleges affiliated to the Delhi University, of which 12 are fully funded colleges. Every year, over 2 lakh students pass out of Delhi schools, of which 90,000 are able to gain admission into colleges based in Delhi. This dismal figure forces others to relocate to other cities.

While many see Sisodia's proposal as a bid to help state students avail the seats, there are others who feel it is a bait to attract young voters towards the AAP.

The decision has not gone down well with a section of students and with the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA).

DUTA member Abha Dev Habib opposed Sisodia's proposal on national media stating that 'The DU is a central university and students from any part of the country should have equal access to every college under DU. The state government should create more colleges and even universities if they want to give a better education facilities to Delhi students.”

Do you think Sisodia and the AAP is right in encouraging the reservation?

More importantly, what does it mean for you as a student? Tell us how the proposal will impact you and other students in the country.

You can share your views in the messageboard below!

Photographs: Sahil Salvi