A number of colleges under the Delhi University have long
been making calls for a greater autonomy but nothing has come of it till now. But
the colleges have now decided to give it another shot. Colleges run by the
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and prestigious colleges such as
Hansraj, SRCC, St Stephens and Ramjas have approached the Delhi University and
the Human Resource Development ministry to push for their case of an increased
autonomy and greater powers in decision making.
A University official was quoted as saying on the
development, "Following announcement
of provisions for granting more autonomy to colleges in the annual budget, we
have formed a committee to study such proposals being sent by colleges and
streamline the process."
Until the colleges are getting a University status along
with powers to award degrees, just giving them an increased autonomy won’t
translate into them not being a part of the University anymore. The DU official
explained, "At present, we are
inviting proposals from colleges in this regard which the committee will study
and only "quality institutions" will be considered for granting of
In order to obtain the much revered autonomous status, the
colleges need to impart high quality education, maintain the prescribed ration
of students and faculties, have the prescribed physical infrastructure and gain
NAAC accreditation’s A grade for a minimum of 3 times consecutively.