AAP party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tweeted that Delhi University must have a reservation quota for students from Delhi.
The admission process has been called as “Bizzare” by the AAP government.
Following are the points on which the government has been critical:
- No quota for locals
- No normalisation of marks
- No entrance test
AAP suggestions for the process of admission:
- Separate entrance test for DU
- The 28 colleges that receive funds from Delhi University must give priority to candidates from Delhi
- Delhi students must be given priority by allotting five percentage points
The pros and cons of idea implementation:
- The major concern is the fact that out 2.56 lakh students that graduate from DU colleges, only 90,000 manage to get admissions in colleges of the capital for further education
- The proposal from the Delhi government has a certain logical appeal but changing the character of the university is a risky business
- The idea of a diverse students group opens up gateways for extensive interaction and learning, hence Kejriwal's idea of a reservation may not be the ideal one for such implications and are likely to take away the very essence and prestige of the college
- While the idea of reservation may be a good short term change, the adaption of the same for a long term is likely to hamper the standing of the university.