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12 Colleges to stay in Delhi University

About a month back, unconfirmed reports created quite a stir among students of Delhi University when word spread that plans to shift 12 DU colleges Ambedkar University were underway. The said colleges under the scanner, namely,  Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Shaheed Rajguru College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Maharaja Agrasen College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bhagini Nivedita College, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Science and Mahirishi Balmiki College of Education were believed to undergo the transition. (Source)

An applicant examines various stream options at a counter for submitting admission forms at St. Stephens College in Delhi University, New Delhi. Photo Reuben singh.

Students in various colleges were distressed over the reports of 12 colleges being shifted to Ambedkar University

However, a few days back, Delhi’s Education Minister, Manish Sisodia, has clarified that no such proposal is being discussed by his government. Sisodia recently tweeted, “Completely baseless rumours being spread by vested interests about some colleges to be shifted from DU to any other varsity”. He further added that the AAP government is not only committed but respectful to educational autonomy and no such interference has been made. (Source)

The announcement comes as a major relief to over 20,000 students enrolled in these colleges, as they had severely criticized the move suggested by reports, saying that separation of colleges will not only affect the quality of education no offer but also diminish the brand value. The University of Delhi has successfully avoided another backlash, after being under scrutiny in the last few months, with the FYUP issue, and admission rackets being exposed in top colleges.

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