‘Urge Centre to amend Delhi University Act’: Kejriwal on high cut-offs
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Centre needs to amend the Delhi University Act to ensure that more colleges and universities can be opened in the capital. The Delhi Chief Minister referred to the high cut-off marks of some colleges in the capital and said that there is an urgent need to build new colleges. With cut-offs touching 100%, what will happen to students who secure 70%, 80%, 85%, 90%? The problem is that the number of seats in colleges and universities in Delhi has failed to keep pace with the increase in the number of applicants,' Kejriwal said. He further added that around 2.5 lakh students in Delhi pass class 12 board exams every year and only about 1.25 lakh get admission in city colleges. Arvind Kejriwal said that he has written to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seeking amendments in the DU Act so that more colleges and universities can be established in the city. Watch the full video for all the details.