Delhi Education Minister, Manish Sisodia, has forwarded a proposal of reserving 90% of Delhi University’s admissions seats for the local students. The reaction of Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam from north Mumbai proclaimed the proposal as "anti-migrant".
Manish Sisodia came up with this proposal after noting that only 90,000 out of the 2.65 lakh students who pass out from Delhi schools get into Delhi graduation colleges. He proposed for 90% reservation for local students in only those colleges which are fully funded by the Delhi government.
The locals were having pleasant reaction to the proposal however, the students from other cities did not seem happy.
The proposed reservation shall not support the widespread spirit of the university. Delhi University being a Central University must not only welcome students from all across India, but globe, told I.S. Bakshi, Principal of Dyal Singh College. He added that though the present Delhi education minister has good intentions as the reservation of 90% for local students will make students stay in their own city for higher education however the principal feels that reservation is not the solution.
A senior professor at the journalism department of the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce seem to be in favor of the proposal to an extent as he feels students in Delhi do not have many options. However, he also thinks that 90% is too high to be reserved for locals and something between 50 to 60 per cent would be ideal.