The Sarojini Naidu Government Girls Post Graduate College in
Bhopal has introduced dress code from January 2017. College principal, Vandana Agnihotri,
stated that the college will implement a dress code from the start of the new
semester next month, as per the demand of the girls. The students should not
wear jeans and t-shirts or leggings, but salwar kurta with a jacket.
The college principal Vandana Agnihotri confirmed the
implementation of the new dress code from next month when the new semester begins. She
added that it was a demand from the girls which was now being fulfilled.
The purpose of the dress code is to instill discipline among
the students in college as in school. Girls
of the final year have discussed the issue of dress code with the principal and felt that
they have to buy new dresses, only to be used for few months. There was more concern than
resistance for the decision.The principal added that the college is yet to
decide about giving exemption to the final year students based on this point.
According to the principal, Vandana Agnihotri, the dress code
is mainly helpful in keeping the
atmosphere cordial and avoiding students from weaker financial background from
developing any inferiority complex while watching other girls wearing expensive
The National Students Union of India, which is affiliated to
Congress, felt that decision is unnecessary. The spokesperson Vivek
Tripathi, added that there are other challenges like insufficient faculty and
poor infrastructure in our education system that need to be dealt with first and
that decisions like dress code will be an additional burden on the students of
weak financial background.