Undergraduate students in the state aided
colleges might soon have to follow a dress code as suggested by the
notification issued by Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya , the Madhya Pradesh Higher
On Sunday, at the National Services Scheme
(NSS), Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that the idea of a dress code was to bring
uniformity among students. "We are thinking over a plan to implement dress
code in colleges," commented Pawaiya.
Ashish Upadhyaya, who is the Principal
secretary of Higher Education Department confirmed Pawaiya's declaration and
said that there could be a state-wide dress code for all the colleges and a
meeting of the Janbhagidari Samiti will soon be held to take a call in this
Janbhagidari Samiti is responsible for
public representation in the colleges and it also helps colleges in getting financial
aid and grants.
However this decision has got a mixed
response from people. On one hand, the student union bodies feel that such a
move comes across as arbitrary and dictating, while on the other hand, some
students have welcomed this decision.
"Dress code will be a good decision as
it will end all kind of differences among students in colleges. Sometimes, an
inferiority complex develops among students from weaker background because of
clothes. I would be very happy if the dress code is implemented in
colleges," told Mayank Yadav, a BCom student
Harsh Chandel , the president of the Akhil
Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Bhopal District division, expressed his apprehensions
over imposition of a dress code saying, "Students should be given the
freedom to wear clothes of their choice and the final decision should be taken
with the assent of the students."
"Before implementation, student voices
should be heard by the higher education department. The government is
unnecessarily trying to take control of things by implementing such
rules," reported Vivek Triptahi, the spokesperson of NSUI.