The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government, along with the support of the opposition, passed a bill recently in the Delhi assembly to reserve 85 % seats in Delhi University colleges partly or fully-funded by the Delhi government. According to the resolution, students who pass class 12 examination from Delhi schools will be privileged to get admission under this category. The Delhi government funds 28 Delhi University colleges.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi made it clear that the state assembly is not in favour of advocating for regionalism by this move, it just wants to safeguard the interests of Delhi students. Apparently, out of 2 lakh students graduating from school every year in Delhi, more than half of the students struggle hard to get admission into Delhi colleges.
The Ambedkar University in Delhi has already been following the 85% reservation quota system for students from Delhi. Earlier, in 2013, the Congress-led Sheila Dixit government had tried to bring in similar resolution. Justifying the move, the Delhi government further states that the students of the state have the first right as these colleges are run by the money of Delhi’s taxpayers.
Terming the move as a non-political issue, Delhi BJP MLAs supported it. However, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) opposed it stating the reason that the presence of students from across the country brings in multi-culturalism and keeps the standards of DU colleges up to the mark.
The implementation of the resolution is yet to see the day of the light till the time it gets the approval from the Union HRD minister Prakash Javedkar.
Given Below are the list of 28 Delhi University colleges partly or fully funded by the Delhi government:
- Shivaji College
- Rajdhani College
- Motilal Nehru College
- Kamala Nehru College
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
- Gargi College
- Bharti College
- Swami Shraddhanand College
- Maitreyi College
- Kalindi College
- Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women
- Satyawati College
- Sri Aurobindo College
- Vivekananda College
- Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
- Aditi Mahavidyalaya
- Keshav Mahavidyalaya
- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
- Den Dayal Upadhyaya College
- Bhagini Nivedita College
- Acharya Narendra Dev College
- Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
- Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences and for Women
- Maharshi Valmiki College of Education
- Indiara Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science
- Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences
- Maharaja Agrasen College