Demand for varsity in Gurgaon grows, students rally on streets

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2015 12:01 IST

Students and professors have started actively advocating their demand for a university in Gurgaon. After a signature campaign last week, hundreds of students from Government Girls College, Sector 14 took out a rally on Tuesday. Absence of university has become one of the major concerns of Gurgaon as students either flock to Delhi University or private colleges.

All three government colleges in the city are affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU). Students alleged that since MDU is located in Rohtak, the colleges function as per their own will taking advantage of the distant location of the varsity. They further added that with rising number of mistakes in the marking system of MDU, students are forced to travel long distances to solve their queries.

“Lack of infrastructure and staff shortage has affected the quality of education in colleges here. MDU has an ineffective system,” said a second year student from Government Girls College, Sector 14.

The advantage of underdeveloped government colleges goes to the private universities that have cropped up across the city.

“After discussion, students and professors want the university to be named ‘Swami Vivekanand University, Gurgaon’. The newly elected members of the Haryana legislative assembly have supported this idea and we hope that soon an announcement will be made in this regard,” added Ashok Diwaker, former principal of Girls Government College.

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