Delhi University is in a process of opening two new colleges affiliated to DU on the outskirts of the national capital. The DU administration has begun the work on these colleges in Roshanpura and Fatehpur Beri. Delhi University’s acting Vice-Chancellor Professor PC Joshi says that the proposal for these new colleges has been passed from DU’s Building and Work Committee. Furthermore, the possible expenditures have also been settled and now the University will reach the government for the grant. As soon as the University receives the grant, the construction of DU colleges will begin this year itself. There will also be a special focus on the education of girl students in colleges. PC Joshi further informed that the establishment of academic departments and units in the DU campus is also being considered.
The University of Delhi is about to establish two new colleges to connect the students of Roshanpura and Fatehpur Beri on the outskirts of Delhi. Joshi said that education for girls is still a hindrance for girls in India. He added that it is often difficult for girl students to come to the main campus from the rural areas and stay in hostels. As there are not many DU colleges in the outer regions of Delhi including Aditi Mahavidyalaya College in Bawana and Swami Shraddhanand College in Alipur.
Joshi added that Sri Aurobindo College of Delhi University is situated in Malviya Nagar and probably the last college in South Delhi while South Delhi has a quite large rural area. Our two new colleges will be for people living in rural areas, especially for girl students. Therefore, DU has decided to establish these colleges. Apart from this, Delhi NCR students will also take admission to these colleges. He asserted that University’s vacant land in Fatehpur Beri is near Gurgaon – Faridabad road. Whereas the land in the Roshanpura area is near Najafgarh.
As soon as the University receives the grants for these two projects, the work will begin. The University will next approach the government for approving the grant. University will begin the work even if the grants are released in installments.
DU VC added that if we emphasize girls’ education, then there are possibilities that a positive responses from the government will be received. Moreover, the work on the building plan will commence soon. If the University receives grants soon, the DU administration intends that this year the work on the colleges’ building plan and boundary wall will be completed.