UGC asks universities to include column for transgenders in forms

Universities have been requested to include a column for transgender category in all application forms.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2015 4:21 pm
transgenders universities, UGC  Transgender, transgenders education, University Grants Commission, Transgender, Universities, india education, indian express UGC has also informed that it has issued directions to all its bureaus to ensure that the forms/proformas of all the schemes being operated by it have a column for the transgender in gender category, he said in reply to a question.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to all universities to include a column for the transgender category in all application forms.

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla told Rajya Sabha that universities have been requested to include a column for transgender category in all application forms/academic testimonials and all other relevant documents processed by them, as well as by their affiliated colleges.

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UGC has also informed that it has issued directions to all its bureaus to ensure that the forms/proformas of all the schemes being operated by it have a column for the transgender in gender category, he said in reply to a question.

The Minister said the Supreme Court in its judgement in 2014 had directed that ‘hijras’, eunuchs, apart from binary gender, be treated as “third gender” for the purpose of safeguarding their rights under Part III for the Constitution and laws made by Parliament and state legislature.

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    Olga
    Jun 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm
    Most of the medical colleges under UGC especially in karnataka have not been transfriendly. Most transgenders are rejected for admission in mangalore especially religious minority medical colleges and most transgenders face lot of discrimination and harrment within these minority colleges and most of the complaint are not taken seriously. This religious minority college are the ones that harr and discriminate transgenders inspite of transgender anti discrimination policy. Transgender column are no where to be found in any offcial forms including admission forms and examination hall tickets. Its mandatory to make rules and ethics in relation with human rights within the Medical council of India and Indian council of medical research. Making sure atleast one transgender person is appointed in every college by the government to keep an eye on discrimination, ragging and harrment is essential. And sure reservation seats in these systems will ensure no discrimination and harment will take place. Strict rules must be made specially against religious minority colleges who go against the human rights. A careful watch and inspection must be done in these college.
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    bluefan
    May 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    This is a much appreciated move. If possible replace the MP/ MLA quotas in insutes with quotas for these underprivileged.
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    Ragavi Roy
    May 8, 2015 at 11:47 am
    A kind of recognition to them . Great move by government and appreciable. Ragavi Roy Edubilla
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    Shikshak
    May 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm
    Also write if pvt univ or state univ or deemed univ - be very clear in form in prospectus and website - see . saddahaq/peions/human-interest/dilli-university-ko-london-mein-transfer-karo
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