BJP MP Vijay Goel Tuesday demanded that cut-offs in Delhi University (DU) colleges should be “relaxed” for students from the national capital and 85 per cent seats should be reserved for them in the DU colleges funded by the Delhi government.
He also demanded that a common eligibility test should be held for those seeking admission to undergraduate courses. The BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP also met DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi to discuss the issue.
Explaining why he had taken up the matter, Goel said, “It is very painful for the citizens of Delhi that their children are not able to get admission in colleges and courses of their own choice in their home state.”
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He added, “It is the right time for the university to take strict action against students who resort to false practices such as corruption, cheating, represent false mark-sheets and other malpractices for gaining admissions.”
The BJP MP also put up posters demanding “justice for Delhi students in DU admissions”. He argued that different states have different education boards, different courses and separate examination systems and these boards cannot be equated with CBSE.
“In some boards, liberal marking is adopted whereas in others, a strict marking system is followed. For that purpose, the cut-off list in DU does not ensure justice to all students. Hence, there should be a common eligibility test to ensure only meritorious students get the chance,” said Goel.
On Twitter, Goel asked citizens to join the “movement” to secure seats for Delhi students in DU colleges.
The admission process for the next academic year has begin in DU colleges and it will end on June 19.