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After Sisodia, Kejriwal wants quota for Delhi students in DU

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday criticised Delhi University’s admission process for not providing any quota or relaxing marks of aspirants who have passed their Class 12 boards from Delhi

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2016 15:54 IST
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has criticised Delhi University’s admission process for not providing any quota or relaxing marks of aspirants who have passed their Class 12 boards from Delhi.(Hindustan Times)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday criticised Delhi University’s admission process for not providing any quota or relaxing marks of aspirants who have passed their Class 12 boards from Delhi.

“Delhi University’s admission system is most bizarre. They don’t have either quota for locals or normalisation of marks or entrance tests (Sic),” Kejriwal tweeted in the morning.

The chief minister’s reaction came five days after deputy CM Manish Sisodia wrote to former HRD minister Smriti Irani and sought 5% relaxation for Delhi students seeking admission to colleges funded by the Delhi government.

In the letter, Sisodia suggested there should be an entrance exam for admissions to Delhi University.

Read: Goel, Sisodia discuss quota, cut-off relief for Delhi students in DU

The Delhi government has been demanding relaxation for students from the Capital in the DU admission process on the grounds that it is funding 28 colleges annually.

“Delhi government is giving `300 crore annually for 28 DU colleges run by it. So at least in these colleges, Delhi students should be given priority by allotting a weightage of five percentage points from the current session,” Sisodia had said in the letter.