Delhi University is considering building two hostels. In view of the lack of hostels for the students, the administration is working on the proposal of two hostels in the Mukherjee Nagar area. Acting Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University Professor P.C. Joshi says that there is a shortage of hostels for Delhi University students, so it is necessary to build new hostels and we are working on it. He informed that a hostel is proposed under the Institute of Eminence (IoE) scheme. Apart from this, with the help of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), we are also in talks to build hostels.
Students will get 2 hostels
Delhi University has got the status of the Education Ministry Institute of Eminence. DU’s acting VC P.C. Joshi said, under the IoE scheme, there is a proposal to build a hostel in his building. Our effort is to build a new hostel of at least 200 seats from the Dhaka Hostel Complex in Mukherjee Nagar. We already have hostels in this area and here we have more land, where we can build more hostels.
Recently DU has opened an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Center on its campus to help foreign students and is now considering opening hostels with the help of the University Administration Council. We recently signed an MoU with ICCR, Professor Joshi says. This center will cater to the needs of foreign students on ICCR scholarship. DU now wants to start a hostel for international students with the help of ICCR. We are working on this idea. Our intention is to stay in this hostel in Mukherjee Nagar with the rest of the international students. DU does this in its hostels so that international students are not isolated.
Plan to build DU campus in Singapore, Mauritius
UGC has allowed its university to open campuses in foreign countries and DU is also planning on this. Prof. PC Joshi told that through the ‘Vidya Vistar’ scheme, we are taking DU to different areas of the country, and are also considering opening university campuses abroad. DU colleges are choosing their partners in different states, many have been selected so that students from far-flung areas can also get education from DU. Under the scheme, Jio’s faculty library and academic facilities will be provided to partner institutions. At the same time, the university will work to open its branches in countries like Singapore, Mauritius, Dubai, which are focusing on research and where a lot of Indian people are settled. IoE has been permitted by the UGC to open a branch every year. For this, we can take the help of the Alumni, Endowment Fund. Our alumni network in South Asian countries is also very strong. PPE models can be adopted. There is a good response abroad regarding DU. We have received applications from 80 countries even during Covid.
300 million goal
The acting VC of DU says that we have set a goal of collecting Rs 300 crore under our ‘Mission 300’. This is because a lot of infrastructure is needed for DU development but there is a shortage of funds. We are creating ‘Corpus Fund’ in DU, for that we will take help from the Alumni and Friends of DU. I will donate myself and start it and appeal to DU from faculty and old students.
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