With students finding it increasingly difficult to get admission in city colleges due to soaring cut-offs every year, Delhi government on Wednesday decided to conduct an ‘in-depth study’ to find a solution to the problem.
In a meeting, higher education minister A K Walia instructed top officials of his department to take up the issue seriously so that students seeking admission, particularly in under-graduate courses, could be provided some relief.
“The Minister has directed to conduct an in depth study to ascertain the causes of problem and find a way out,” said a senior official.
Walia, who was given the higher education department in the cabinet reshuffle on Monday, specifically tasked higher education secretary Lalmalswama to examine the issue.
The required marks for getting admission into city colleges are soaring high every year, making it difficult for students to get admission, particularly in colleges under Delhi University.
Underlining the need to take short term and long term measures to increase admission opportunities, Walia told the officials to improve infrastructure in certain professional colleges affiliated to the Indraprastha University which is under Delhi government.
The Minister asked his department prepare a plan foe setting up of an East Campus of Indraprastha University, besides issuing instruction to explore possibility of opening new colleges under Dr Ambedkar University and increasing seats for undergraduate courses in existing departments.
“This will help in addressing the problem,” he said. The Minister said he will soon discuss the issue with Vice Chancellors of all state universities separately.
Walia has also instructed the department to come out with an information brochure carrying all relevant information in respect of all state universities and deemed universities.