Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia to explore the possibility of offering 80 per cent reservation to students of the national Capital in the Delhi Government-aided colleges.
Interacting with volunteers on Google Hangouts, Mr Kejriwal listed measures taken by his government, especially in the health and education sectors and urged them to popularise the AAP dispensation’s schemes. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party government aspires to achieve 100 per cent literacy in the national capital.
This is an age-old demand of the city students, and political parties across the spectrum have spoken in favour of it.
However, university officials said this demand cannot be met as DU is a central university and they cannot give reservation based on domicile.
The Party had proposed a similar move in the past. With high cut-offs for admission to several colleges in Delhi, many students in the national capital complain of not getting seats.
Also, students in Delhi have to compete with those who complete their Class XII from outside the national capital. At present, Delhi Technological University and the Indraprastha University give reservation to students domiciled in Delhi.