Students, parent staged dharna at Jantar Mantar on Friday
Jasleen Kaur | June 11, 2010
Hundered of students and their parents on Friday staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar demanding 85 per cent reservation of seats in the 18 colleges of Delhi University which get 100% grant in aid from the state government. They were led by former union minister and BJP member Vijay Goel, who had made a representation on the issue to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Deepak Pental few days ago.
Goel said that there should be reservation for the students of Delhi as every year more than 1,50,000 students pass out of Class 12 from Delhi but hardly 10,000 students manage to get admission in the university, which has about 54,000 seats. Goel also demanded the opening of new universities to meet the requirements.
Two Delhi school associations also came forward to support the demand for reservation for Delhi students in the 18 colleges of Delhi University and the Delhi University Students’ Union also participated in the protest.
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