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DU to have 90% reservation for Delhi students

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DU to have 90% reservation for Delhi students

Delhi students' college admission will be made a priority as per Manish Sisodia, education minister, who has resolved to bring about noteworthy changes in Delhi's education system.

As per the minister's plan, 90 per cent reservation is meant for residents of Delhi in DU colleges which are completely aided by the government.

Sisodia said, "If people of Delhi are funding these colleges, don't they have a right to benefit from them? While thousands from across the country come and study in DU, our students are forced to go outside. The previous government had also planned on doing something about it, but nothing happened. We are determined to push this through." He emphasised that the whole process would be based on "merit and not reservation".

Referring to the state of higher education in the city as "a big mess" Sisodia said, "Each year, more than 2.65 lakh students pass out from schools in Delhi, but only 90,000 get admission in Delhi colleges. I want to create a roadmap for the remaining 1.75 lakh students."

The minister also proposed to award scholarships to students who deserve. To evoke more transparency in the education system, Sisodia informed that he will evaluate the affiliation and functioning of major universities, chiefly IP University.

He said, "If one university is running 110 colleges, how can it provide any quality? We plan to crackdown on such big universities and check their credentials."

Sisodia spoke about abolishing the process of indirect donations in universities.

The minister said, "A lot of posts in major colleges and universities are lying vacant. We are being asked to fill them. But we want to create a procedure first - one that will ensure that no-one can get backdoor entry because of contacts and nepotism. That's also how our universities will get the best talent."

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