After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the ‘third gender’ earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of
choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses.
“DU has introduced an option of ‘third gender’ in the admission forms for the postgraduate programmes this year and the same will be introduced in varsity’s centralised undergraduate admission forms as well from the next academic session,” university’s s media coordinator Malay Neerav said.
However, it is still not decided as to what will be the benefits available to them, since they will be admitted under a separate category.
“UGC is yet to formulate a policy regarding what benefits or reservation will be available to them like to the OBCs, SC or STs. We will follow whatever is the policy decided by UGC,” he added.
In July, UGC had issued a notice asking varsities to include transgenders in various scholarship and fellowship schemes. Earlier, the candidates were supposed to register under ‘male’ or ‘female’ category.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More
“The varsity had plans to introduce the category in undergraduate admissions this year but it wasn’t possible due to administrative reasons,” Registrar Alka Sharma said.
The option has been introduced in the forms for recruitments as well, she added.
According to the data available with the varsity, of the 90,000 applications received for admissions to the various post graduate courses offered by the varsity, nine candidates have opted for the category.
However, DU is not the first Indian university to be introducing space for third gender in application forms. Bangalore university had modified its application form to include the category in 2010.