Burning the midnight oil in Seelampur area as their parents pull rickshaws and wash utensils to make ends meet, 14 students have made it to Delhi University this year so far.
In the two cut-off lists announced so far, 14 students including 12 girls from Seelampur area have secured admission in various DU colleges.
“There were 78 students who appeared for Class 12 examination this year from the Seelampur slum area. Out of which, 12 students have scored above 80 per cent,” said Subodh Kumar Masih, Program Assistant, Asha Society.
Asha is an NGO working in the area works towards educating the slum children helping them achieve higher education goals.
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Saugatha, who scored the maximum amongst the students in the slum at 86.5 per cent has managed to secure a seat in Urdu Honours in Kirori Mal College. Her father is a street vendor in the area.
Similarly, Heena who scored 84 per cent in Class 12 has got admission in BA Programme in Zakir Hussain College.
“So far 14 students from the area have got admission in DU colleges and 12 of them are girls,” Masih added.
The university had received 2.5 lakh applications for the 54,000 seats in 63 colleges this year.
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