The Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing will spearhead a city-wide campaign demanding a 4 per cent relaxation in Delhi University (DU) cut-offs for the Capital’s students, Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel said on Sunday.
“Less than 30 per cent of DU seats for undergraduate courses have gone to students of Delhi schools. There is a huge gap in the number of students completing Class XII and the number of seats taken by these students in DU,” Mr. Goel said while addressing a youth rally in East Delhi.
He accused the Congress Government of not opening any colleges in the past 15 years even though the number of students graduating from Delhi schools is at least 1.3 lakh.
“All 28 Delhi Government-run colleges have been opened by the BJP during its rule. The party has already issued an agenda for the youth in the Capital and it is committed to implementing it,” said Mr. Goel.
“The only way to reduce the gap is to increase the number of colleges substantially, start evening classes in morning colleges and open branches/chapters of prestigious DU colleges in the surrounding areas of Delhi so that students applying from other States will not have to come all the way here. This would also help in increasing seats for Delhi students,” he added.
Addressing the rally, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president Guarav Khari said: “Today even after scoring 90 per cent and more, Delhi students have to struggle to get admission in a DU college. The BJYM will press for a wider debate on preference for Delhi students in all DU colleges. If required there should be reservation of seats for students from Delhi schools in not only DU but also in other universities”.