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Outstation DU students in for a tough time

As the days for admissions to Delhi University are coming close, the outstation students are going to have a real difficult time hunting for PGs and private hostels.

education Updated: May 16, 2006 12:28 IST

As the days for admissions to Delhi University are coming close, the outstation students are going to have a real difficult time hunting for PGs and private hostels.

The problem will be more for those being admitted in South campus particularly in the girls' colleges where four out of five colleges do not have hostels. South campus is home to five girls colleges namely Gargi, Jesus and Mary College (JMC), Kamla Nehru, Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) and Maitreyi but only one, LSR has a hostel for its outstation students.

While the students of other colleges have to settle for PGs that are expensive and security is not always guaranteed. JMC and Maitreyi are located off the beaten track, away from the main campus.

Dhaula Kuan and surrounding areas are unsafe keeping in the mind the rape cases, that took place, one in Buddha Jayanti Garden and the one, in Dhaula Kuan, last year. "There is lot of responsibility involved in building a hostel", said JMC official sources.

Building a hostel in the college campus means separate staff for the girls and accommodation for the teachers as well. While Maitreyi College has received 25 lakhs from University Grants Commission, they are looking forward for more grants from Delhi Government.

"As soon as we receive grants from the Government a building committee would be set up, so a hostel is in the process", said Savita M Dutta, Principal, Maitreyi College.