Yogesh Tyagi, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, who took charge in March this year, has reportedly written to the Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Haryana governments asking for help to construct hostel facilities for students from their respective states. According to a TOI report, the university has already received a positive response from the Haryana Government.
The submitted proposal said it wasn’t necessary for these hostels to be constructed only in Delhi- they can be built in the NCR regions of Noida, Faridabad, and Gurgaon too, keeping in mind that they must be close to the metro stations for convenient commutation of university students.
Presently, accommodation for students is provided by few colleges like Miranda House, Lady Sri Ram College, Indraprastha College for Women (ICW), Kirori Mal and Hindu. In total, there are 15 hostels in North Campus and 3 in South Campus. But even then, the demand is much higher than the supply as DU experiences a huge pour of admissions every year, students from outside Delhi making up a large part. In such a situation, when facilities are few and PGs and flats expensive, more hostels should be there to cater to the high demand.
The VC has also called for the number of residential facilities for undergraduate students to be increased as presently most of the hostels are only for students pursuing post-graduation.
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