Kerala medical college issues dress code prohibiting girls from wearing jeans, ‘noisy ornaments’

This is not the first instance of the ‘dress code’ menace having hit educational institutions in Kerala

By: ANI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 21, 2016 1:52 pm
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The Government Medical College in state capital Thiruvananthapuram has come under flak for issuing a dress code for girls prohibiting them from wearing jeans, leggings or ‘noisy ornaments’. In a circular issued on Thursday, the vice principal of the college has stated a set of rules in regards to the MBBS course to ensure regular attendance and the final internal marks.

The circular, at the bottom, points out ‘do’s’ and ‘dont’s’ for both boys and girls, asking them to be dressed formally. While the boys have been ordered to maintain a ‘neat and clean dress and appearance with formal dress and shoes’, the women have been asked to wear formals which specifically mean ‘churidar or saree’ and that their hair must be ‘put up’. The circular also prohibits female students from wearing ‘jeans, leggings or noisy ornaments.’

This is not the first instance of the ‘dress code’ menace having hit educational institutions in the state. A college in Kozhikode had banned girls from wearing jeans on campus earlier this year.

Female students, especially in the medical and engineering courses, have complained that it becomes a herculean task to manoeuvre themselves while clad in a saree or worrying about dupattas, especially during exams or in practicals where ease of movement is important.

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  1. I
    Oct 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    Liberals: Hindu morality police to blame. Reality: Government college run by communists
    1. B
      Oct 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm
      It appears that though Kerala is ruled by CPI, there is some agreement with brahmin K9s. After all even communist parties are dominated by brahmin K9s. Soon brahmin RSS will release a dress code for under garments and that it should be SAFRON COLORED AND CARRY SWASTIK SYMBOL LIKE THE N a z is used to wear.
      1. M
        Oct 21, 2016 at 10:55 am
        why not boys with full shirt or full T-shirt? are they VIP and son of some babu's / political leader's ? I appreciate dress codes, but not only for girls. please ensure for both.
        1. Binu Mathew Varghese
          Oct 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm
          Good decision. Let them concentrate on studies
          1. O
            Oct 22, 2016 at 10:08 am
            BJP effect in kerala has started to show. Throw out the Feku bhakts or Kerala will become like another North Indian state. Kerala has been the only state to preserve tradition with adoption of diversity. Throw away Bhartiya Jumla Party else Kerala will be a 'once upon a time' Jumla only.
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