‘Inaccessibility’ of off-campus colleges puts off aspirants
The relative inaccessibility of some of the off-campus colleges has left aspirants with second thoughts on the feasibility of these institutes. HT reports.india Updated: Jun 24, 2012 23:12 IST
The relative inaccessibility of some of the off-campus colleges has left aspirants with second thoughts on the feasibility of these institutes.
Despite the infrastructure that these colleges boast of, aspirants are doing a rethink over the safety factor.
“These colleges may have stellar facilities, but their inaccessibility makes them lose favour among female students as we need to keep safety in mind, too. No one would like to compromise on their safety for a college,” said Mohita Mehra, an aspirant.
Delhi University officials, however, claimed that it was only one college that was remotely located, while others faced no problems whatsoever.
“It is true that Bhagini Nivedita College is in a remote area next to Najafgarh where commuting is a problem. But the other off-campus colleges such as Keshav Mahavidyalaya have facilities that are on a par with any of the other on-campus colleges and students should not rule them out as options,” said a senior DU official.
Yet, for students of colleges such as Aditi Mahavidyalaya, which is located in Bawana, it is commuting that takes precedence over academics.
“The entire stretch is deserted and there is no Metro connectivity either. We have to wait for close to an hour to get a bus because even the autos refuse to ply so far. Sometimes after sundown, the stretch becomes very deserted, especially in the winters,” said Ishani Arora, a student of Aditi Mahavidyalaya.
Others said they missed the feeling of being on the North Campus where several DU colleges are located. The colleges were so far apart that students had no opportunity to interact with other college-goers, they said.