New Delhi: Calling the admission system of Delhi University as “most bizarre”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the central university does not have quota for city students, normalisation of marks or entrance tests.
The Chief Minister’s remarks come days after his deputy Manish Sisodia wrote to former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani suggesting Delhi students should be given preference over those from other states in admission to DU. “Delhi University admission system is most bizarre. They don’t have either quota for locals or normalisation of marks or entrance tests,” Kejriwal tweeted.
In his letter to Irani, Sisodia had said that due to “anomalies” in admission process of DU which is based on cut-offs, lakhs of Delhi students are suffering as applicants from state boards have more 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,” he said in his letter to Irani.
Sisodia, who is also the Delhi Education minister, had also suggested that an entrance test should replace the cut-offs method for enrolment of students in DU. BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel, who was recently elevated to the Cabinet in the Central government, has also been demanding preference for the city students in the admission process of the Delhi University for a long time.
Last month, Goel had met Sisodia and demanded 85% quota be reserved for Delhi students in 28 colleges, funded by the Delhi government, out of the total 61 colleges in Delhi University.