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DU colleges behave like autonomous bodies: Parents

DU colleges behave like autonomous bodies: Parents
Several colleges affiliated to Delhi University are bound to follow the guidelines and rules laid down by the varsity. But a lot of DU affiliated colleges are behaving like an autonomous body in this academic session.
Though, the issues of autonomy have already been under discussion but not granted to anyone yet, but still few colleges are framing their own rules and regulations.
However, as per the DU guideline, which clearly notify that admission would not be offered on 'First Come First Serve' basis, which signify that if a colleges has released a cut off and supposedly has 100 seats it has to offer admission to every students who turns up during the stipulated three days period even if the number crosses 100.
Few days earlier, a massive protest took place at Daulat Ram colleges, where ABVP, DUSU and parents raise voice against the college administration over mismanagement and callous attitude.
" The college didn't allow parents to enter inside the campus on last day of admissions and allowed only those aspirants inside the college who purchased the admission form on first 2 days of the cutoff," said a parent.
Ironically, at the campus, many students alleged that teachers were trying to manipulate the choices of students. The teachers said some particular discipline subjects would be offered only to SC,ST and OBC students as seats are full.
Meanwhile, students were being pressurised to take up courses they had no interest in. This again on the part of teachers was against the DU guidelines," said Mahender Singh Rawat, another parent, from Rajasthan.
A topper from Himachal Pradesh — scheduled to be felicitated by chief minister Virbhadra Singh for merit — was told that seats were full.
"My child is going to be awarded by the CM tomorrow in Simla. I should be on my way to make it in time. But I am stuck here fighting with the administration," said Mamta, the applicant's mother. She eventually left the college at 7.30pm after completing the admission process to the BA programme.
Ironically, the college also demanded ridiculous documents like 'certificate from employer stating you're not a Delhi resident' and 'Fitness Certificate'.
These documents are not required for admission according to DU guidelines and weren't mentioned on the website of college as well.
On the same day at Kalindi College, the college officials denied students admission in Political Science (Hons) because of over admissions.
The college released 82% as cutoff for admission in BA Political Science.
The college later admitted students in the course as parents weren't ready to back down and told them clearly what the admission guidelines are.
Another parent at Kalindi College was turned away by the authorities saying that your OBC certificate isn't authentic and you should call the Tehsildar to college.
The parent went to Tehsildar who told them that the document is genuine.
It was only after the parent called Police on campus who asked administration to write it on a piece of paper that the document is fake that admission was granted by the college.
A parent at Rajdhani College waited till 6 pm for verification of documents and was told in the end that admission can't be given because original documents aren't available.
The college took 6 hours to verify documents of 10 applicants and to reject an application because of non availability of original documents even after knowing that a 10 day period can be given to applicant to submit the documents after taking an undertaking.
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