Sunday, 14 July 2013

BJYM to spearhead “4% relaxation in DU cut off lists for Delhi students” campaign

  •  Delhi BJYM to hold protest demonstration at CM’s residence to protest its failure to open a single new college in 15 years
  • Less than 30 per cent seats going to Delhi students in DU
New Delhi, July 14: The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party today announced that its youth wing-Delhi-BJYM- will spearhead the city wide campaign demanding relaxation of 4 per cent in the cut off marks for Delhi students in Delhi. The Delhi BJYM will hold a series of meetings of the youth who have failed to get admission in DU colleges despite passing out from Delhi schools and gherao the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her residence in coming week to protest her government’s inaction on this front over the last 15 years of Congress rule.

Addressing a Delhi BJYM rally of youth and students at Viveknanda Mahila College in East Delhi, Delhi BJP President Sh. Vijay Goel said, “Less than 30 per cent of DU’s seats for undergraduate courses have gone to students who passed out from Delhi Schools. There is a huge gap in number of students passing out class XII and the number of seats taken by these students in DU. Most of them are left in lurch.
A 4% relaxation in cut off marks for the students passing out from Delhi schools will help more students from Delhi to get in the DU colleges. The Delhi BJYM will lead this campaign.”

“There are 54000 seats for undergraduate seats in DU colleges. During the last 15 years, not even a single college has been opened by the Congress government while the number of students passing out from Class XII in Delhi schools is no less than 1.3 lakh. All 28 Delhi govt. run colleges have been opened by the BJP during its rule. The party has already issued an agenda for the youth in the Capital and it is committed to implement it,” said Sh. Goel.

“The only way to reduce the gap is to increase the number of colleges substantially, start evening classes in morning colleges and open branches/chapters of prestigious colleges in DU in the surrounding areas of Delhi so that students applying from other states in the DU may not have to come all the way here. This would also help to increase available seats in DU for Delhi students.”

“The BJP’s focus on youth is clear. We understand the importance of youth power and would like to channel their raw energy into making Delhi a better and safer city. But for that we need to address some issues concerning them, primary being, the issue of higher education at affordable prices within the city.”

“To deal with issues concerning youth holistically, the Delhi BJP has already issued an agenda for the youth in the Capital and it is committed to implement it,” said Sh. Goel.

Addressing the rally, Delhi BJYM President Sh. Guarav Khari said, “From 1993-98, the BJP government in Delhi had opened atleast eight new colleges in the DU and the first professional university due to which a large number of additional students got accommodated. Since then, the number of seats available in DU have been stagnant while the number of applicants have increased manifold.”

“The youth of Delhi have to suffer because of this inaction of the Congress government. Today even after scoring 90 per cent and more marks, Delhi students have to struggle to get admission in a DU college. The BJYM will press for a wider debate on preference for Delhi students in all DU colleges. If required there should be reservation of seats for students from Delhi schools in not only DU but also in other universities,” he added.

The BJYM will expose the Congress’ failure to address the problems and issues concerning youth in the Capital through rallies, public meetings, protests, demonstrations and online campaign, informed Sh. Khari.

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