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Should there be a dress code in Colleges?

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Should there be dress code in Colleges?
Now, the colleges in Bangalore will dictate what students should wear to college. From last week, students, parents and college managements are sparring over the dress code issue.

According to the sources, male students are expected to be banned from wearing T-shirts, while jeans and sleeveless shirts will be off limits for female students.

Considered one of the most liberal colleges in city, RV College of Engineering (RVCE) has decided to impose a dress code for its students from September 10.

Students started protesting against the college management for new rule in dress code.

As per new rule on dress code, the students had to wear only formal dress along with shoes or formal footwear. The girls have been asked to wear only chudidars, salwars, kameez with sleeves or trousers and shirts while boys have to wear only formal shirts and trousers. The students have been warned that t-shirts, jeans, tight fittings, transparent clothes are not allowed and moreover displaying of 'offensive' and 'obscene' slogans on clothing is prohibited. Hawaii chappals have been not allowed. The students also need to display identity cards inside the campus.

The idea of imposing a dress code on campus was started in some engineering colleges. A leading city college prides itself on having a dress code, giving a female faculty member credit for coming up with one for women students on their website.

"We do not have a dress code as such, but we expect students to dress decently. Youngsters these days are smart enough to decide how they must dress to college and for other occasions," official of Bangalore University said.

At Presidency college, there have been no complaints about the dress code, say authorities. "We introduced formals and semi-formals for boys and churidars for girls three years ago," said official of Presidency PU College.

Most of the degree colleges in Bangalore, were following the strict dress code for the students and faculties.

One of the student from Bangalore said, "By the time we go to college we are adults. We make our own choices and we show our true colors. This can't be done if we are restricted in what we wear."

Another student commented, "Rules should be flexible and create win-win situation for everyone."

Students, what is your opinion regarding this? Should colleges have specific dress code or not?

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