Arvind Kejriwal calls DU admission system ‘bizarre’

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday termed the admission process of Delhi University “bizarre”, saying it doesn’t have a quota for the local students or entrance tests.

“Delhi University admission system is most bizarre. They don’t have either quota for locals or normalisation of marks or entrance tests”, tweeted the Chief Minister.

His comment comes close on the heels of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s letter to the then Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding changes in the admission process of the varsity.

In a letter written to Irani on July 2, Sisodia had suggested allotment of five percentage points for local students in those Delhi University colleges which are funded completely by the Delhi government.

He also asked for a separate entrance test for admission in DU colleges.

Former Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, who has been raising the issue of reservation for local students in DU, also suggested an eligibility test for admission into the varsity.

“I met DU Vice-Chancellor and requested him to bring quota for local students and conduct eligibility test for admissions. I also called on Manish Sisodia and the HRD minister and I am confident that the talk would go in the right direction”, Goel, who was recently inducted into the Union council of ministers, told IANS.

DU admissions for various courses are currently going on with the university scheduled to release the third cut-off list on Sunday.



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