Delhi University admission process most bizarre: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi University (DU) does not have quota for students from the national capital


The Delhi government is seeking quota for city students in Delhi University colleges. Photo: PTI
The Delhi government is seeking quota for city students in Delhi University colleges. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: Calling the admission process of Delhi University (DU) as “most bizarre”, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the central university does not have quota for city students, normalization of marks or entrance tests.

Kejriwal’s remarks came days after Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia wrote to former human resource development minister Smriti Irani suggesting Delhi students be given preference over those from other states in admissions to DU colleges.

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

In his letter to Irani, Sisodia said due to “anomalies” in the admission process of DU which is based on cut-offs, lakhs of Delhi students are suffering as applicants from state boards score higher marks than them.

“Recently, the scams behind Gujarat and Bihar toppers have also come to light and because of such practices students here are suffering,” Sisodia said in his letter to Irani.

Sisodia, who is also the Delhi education minister, suggested that an entrance test should replace the cut-offs method.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Vijay Goel, who was recently elevated to the cabinet in the central government, has also been demanding preference for city students in the admission process of DU.

Last month, Goel met Sisodia and demanded 85% quota Delhi students in 28 colleges funded by the Delhi government, out of the total 61 colleges in DU.

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