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Time to come clean

Abhinav Joshi

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Touted as one of the best universities of the country, Delhi University has some student facilities certainly crying for attention. Such as the toilets and urinals of many of its colleges. While some are dirty, some others invariably don’t have water.

We spoke to students in some DU colleges and this is what they had to say about inadequate sanitary conditions in their colleges:

Srijan Joshi

Hansraj College

In our college, each floor with 16-17 classrooms has just one washroom with three urinals and one seat.

There is no washroom on the ground floor.

Students sometimes sneak into staff washrooms.

Antara Raychaudhary

Recent pass-out

Hansraj College

Dustbins have been installed all around the campus. However, it’s a shame that many students still litter the college with food packets and plastic bottles.

The washrooms are not too clean, and the only ones which are slightly better (in the library) face water shortage. Students and the college administration are equally to be blamed for sanitation issues.

Shristi Jain

Jesus and Mary College

There are no soaps or tissue paper in the washrooms.

The sanitary napkin machine in our college doesn’t work.

No action has been taken so far.

Once a girl in my class got a urine infection because she used the college washroom.

Swati Pal

Lecturer

Jesus and Mary College

The college expects the MCD to come to the aid of the college as it is a highly vulnerable area because of the neighbouring hospital and residential bungalows.

Anshika Bansal

Recent pass-out

Delhi University

The clean washrooms in DU are only for the teachers. These good toilets have machines for sanitary napkins. Students are not allowed to use them.

So sanitation is a subject of discrimination in college.

Abhinav Joshi

Motilal Nehru College

Our college has only three washrooms for boys and girls each. The urinals in the boys’ washrooms do not have a flush and the washbasin taps never operate properly. The commodes are dirty.

Sometimes, students have to go to nearby restaurants to freshen themselves up.

There are two water coolers with no water supply.

(Compiled by Vaishali Singh and Ayushi Gupta)

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