On Thursday, a resolution was passed in Delhi Assembly, which stated that 85 percent seats in the colleges funded by Delhi government, which are affiliated to Delhi University, be reserved exclusively for the Delhi students.
As mentioned in the resolution, there were more than 2 lakh students who passed out from the schools in Delhi and many of them have to struggle to get admissions into the colleges which are affiliated by the Delhi University.
"Delhi government, fully or partially, funds 28 of the 110 affiliated institutes. The money of tax payers from Delhi is being used to fund these colleges. The House hereby resolves that 85 per cent seats should be reserved for students from Delhi, in the colleges that are funded by the Delhi government," the resolution said.
Another resolution was also passed in the assembly which requested the central government to amend the sub-section 2 of section 5 of the Delhi University Act, 1922, according to which other state universities are prohibited from having their own affiliated colleges.
Sisodia, while moving the proposal said that his government was under the impression that for making the country capable, it is essential to provide good education to its people, which is why Delhi government spent one-fourth of the total budget on education.
Good education has primary importance
"We may talk big about nationalism but if we are not able to provide good education to the students then our patriotism will remain incomplete and our nationalism will be fake. We would like to open a university which is authorized to affiliate colleges which can be only done by amending sub-section two of section five of the Delhi University Act, 1922". Sisodia said.