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Stand-off continues at College of Vocational Studies

Nishtha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 06, 2013
First Published: 22:26 IST(6/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:48 IST(6/7/2013)

The end does not seem to be near for the troubles of a bunch of University of Delhi (DU) aspirants who have been denied admission to the College of Vocational Studies (CVS).

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The applicants, who were denied admission despite meeting the eligibility criteria, have been protesting outside the college gates with their parents for nine days now but there seems to be no end to their dilemma.

Most of the applicants were denied admission in the Bachelor with Honours in English course seemingly for what the college authorities claimed was a rush of applications and too few seats. 

On Saturday, a committee set up by the college sent its recommendations to the Dean of Students’ Welfare to work out a solution.

“The committee has come up with some recommendations and we will discuss it with the Dean of Students’ Welfare on Monday. Until then I cannot comment on this issue,” said Inder Jeet Dagar, principal, College of Vocational Studies.

The applicants, however, are not convinced. The parents waited till late evening to speak with the principal.

“He told us that students who have taken admission in English in some other college will not be considered for admission at College of Vocational Studies. The admitted students will have to sign an undertaking saying that they have not taken admission anywhere else. If the undertaking is violated the student’s admission in both the colleges will be forfeited,” said CS Lamba, a parent.Parents are not happy with this condition.

According to Delhi University rules, all applicants who meet the cut-off have to be admitted irrespective of the number of seats.

The students have approached the Dean of Students’ Welfare and the Vice-Chancellor’s office. “All the authorities have sent letters to the principal but he has not taken necessary action. He even verbally abused us,” claimed Rachit Ahuja, whose brother is seeking admission at the college.


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