The students, in a plea filed through advocate Ashok Agarwal, claimed that the school was threatening to expel them for non-payment of tuition fee and other charges, even though they are legally entitled to continue their studies up to class XII under the EWS category.
Over 550 boys have been made to live in OYO-partnered nearby accommodation while female students have been accommodated in faculty, guest flats inside the campus. There has been high enrolment due to EWS quota, women-only quota as well as an increase in PhD seats as part of Institute of eminence status.
Over 15,000 students admitted in supernumerary seats created for EWS students in JNU this year. Officials converting community centres into dormitories to accommodate outstation students, several awaiting allotment. Two new hostels to come up at the campus for upcoming batches.
With the Centre reserving seats for EWS students for the first time in Delhi University, The Indian Express speaks to seven college-goers who took admission under this category about navigating the campus and a new city.
The proposal, once approved, will make access to school education free for EWS category students in private schools. It will be implemented across the country; however, the proposal is still in draft mode.
Ever since the 10 per cent reservation for EWS was announced by the Centre, Opposition parties, including the DMK in Tamil Nadu, have been opposing it, arguing that reservation is not a "poverty alleviation programme".
The notification was issued on July 9, six days after the Mamata Banerjee government announced 10 per cent reservation in the government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category.